Sri Lanka Presidential Elections

  • ExLanka Army chief stripped of rank, medals August 13, 2010

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan military court on Friday stripped the country's war hero and former Army chief Sarath Fonseka of his rank and medals after finding him guilty of dabbling in politics, while in service. The 59yearold General was convicted by the first court martial against him, which began deliberations five...
  • Rajapakse defeats Fonseka in Lanka presidential poll January 27, 2010

    Sri Lanka has decided that President Mahinda Rajapaksa is their real war hero. He defeated General Sarath Fonseka in the Presidential election.. leading by almost 60 per cent votes. ...
  • SL President Rajapaksa wins second term in office January 27, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has won a second term in office, staterun Rupavahini television reported on Wednesday. "The president has recorded a remarkable victory, with a more than 1.8 million vote majority," Rupavahini said. Official final results were not due for another three hours, but polling showed the incumbent...
  • Sri Lanka's exarmy chief to run for president November 29, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army chief announced on Sunday he will run for president as head of a coalition of opposition parties, challenging President Mahinda Rajapaksa in an electoral battle that will pit the two war heroes against each other. General Sarath Fonseka's forces swept through the jungles of northern Sri...