President Mahinda Rajapaksa

  • Sri Lanka deplores attack on Mahabodhi temple July 8, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa deplored the attack on the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple in Bihar on Sunday. Nine near-coordinated explosions shook the serenity of the world-renowned Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya early Sunday, injuring two monks but not causing much damage. The temple is annually visited by millions of...
  • Tamils will get a fair deal: Sri Lanka president January 28, 2010

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Out of war's shadow, Sri Lankans vote for President January 26, 2010

    COLOMBO: Sri Lankans vote today in the country's first nationwide election since the end of a 25-year conflict in May, with two former allies who lay claim to the victory vying to rebuild a nation finally without war. More than 1.4 crore people are registered to vote, against a backdrop of...
  • Lanka army killed surrendering LTTE leaders: ex-general December 14, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan forces killed three surrendering Tamil rebel leaders on the orders of the country’s Defence Secretary and the President’s brother, alleges former army chief Gen. Sarath Fonseka, who is contesting presidential election’s next year. Fonseka, in an interview to the weekly The Sunday, said three leaders of the Liberation...