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Sri Lanka halts all passenger arrivals at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)

March 17 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka has halted passenger arrivals from all countries at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake starting from today (17 March). Minister Wimal Weerawansa tweeted “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has officially decided to stop all arrival passenger flights into Sri Lanka”. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given the respective instructions when the Task Force to Combat COVID-19 met...

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In pictures: Christmas around the world

December 25 (BBC) - From Australia to the Americas, services marking one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar have been taking place. Here are some of the best images from around the world. Colombo, Sri Lanka Pic - EPA Sri Lankan Catholic children dressed up as angels at St Anthony's Church. On Easter Sunday,...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Prime Minister

November 21 (newsin.asia) - Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister in front of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo a short while ago. Rajapaksa was sworn in as Prime Minister after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned from the post on Wednesday. Wickremesinghe sent in his official resignation letter on Thursday morning which...

EXCLUSIVE – Gotabaya says “ready to work for people”

EXCLUSIVE – Gotabaya says “ready to work for people”

November 17 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka's president-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa told newsin.asia a short while ago while leaving the elections commission in Colombo that he was extremely happy for winning the presidential poll on Saturday. "I will now begin to work for my people, all the citizens of Sri Lanka, and I thank all of them". He said that he will work...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa claims victory in 2019 Presidential Election.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Claims Victory In Sri Lanka’s Presidential Elections

November 17 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on Sunday claimed that presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the presidential election by winning 53% of the total votes. In a statement, MP Dullas Alahapperuma said although the final official results were yet to be released they had sufficient information that Gotabaya Rajapaksa had won the polls. Dullas urged...

Basil Rajapaksa

No outsider will interfere in Sri Lanka polls this time: Basil

October 16 (Daily Mirror) - No international actor will try to interfere in Sri Lanka’s approaching presidential election said Basil Rajapaksa, chief strategist of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential bid. “Ethically, that is how it should be,” he told The Hindu in an interview, alluding to a shift in the international community’s “role” in Sri Lanka’s national politics. His comments,...

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