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Sri Lanka, ruling, siblings, New president, swears, brother, PM

Sri Lanka’s ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as P...

11 November, 2019 4:00 pm 4:00 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday swore in his elder brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, cementing the powerful family’s political comeback. The appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa, 74, came hours after the former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe tendered his resignation following the defeat of his party’s candidate in … Read More


Sri Lankans vote for a new president to heal divisions

11 November, 2019 2:44 pm 2:44 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches that have heavily weighed on its tourism-dependent economy. Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who oversaw the military defeat of Tamil separatists 10 years … Read More