Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage a comeback in Sri Lanka's general election has ended in defeat as results on Tuesday showed the alliance that toppled him making decisive gains.
The ruling United Natio
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid to stage a political comeback in Sri Lanka appeared destined to fail as early general election results on Tuesday showed the alliance that toppled him making gains.
If initial trends ar
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat to his opposition challenger on Friday after a presidential election, ending a decade of rule that critics say had become increasingly authoritarian and marred by nepotism and corruption.
New plans to expand Bahrain-Sri Lanka trade and investment links were part of talks to bolster co-operation as Bahrain’s HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka's main ethnic minority Tamil party secured a landslide victory in a provincial poll that has threatened to rekindle animosity between the government and Tamils, four years after the military crushed separatist rebels and ended a 26
Sri Lankan President Mahinda's Rajapaksa's ruling coalition has won a simple majority of seats in parliament, official results said on Friday, as counting continued.
Rajapaksa's United People's Freedom Alliance had won 120
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has won a second term in office, state-run Rupavahini television reported on Wednesday.
"The president has recorded a remarkable victory, with a more than 1.8 million vote majority," Rupavahini said.
Sri Lanka's president took a strong lead in early returns on Wednesday, but his main challenger said he feared arrest after troops surrounded the hotel where he and other opposition leaders were staying.