When concepts of “territorial sovereignty” and the “nation-state” were accepted as the norm in international relations, the era of political maps defining sovereign territories dawned.
Colombo, Aug.10 (newsin.asia) - The Leader of Sri Lanka's United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down from the party leadership on Monday, after he failed to secure a parliamentary seat in the recently concluded Parliamentary Election in which the UNP suffered a humiliating defeat. UNP General Secretary, Akila Kariyawasam said that the names of Ravi Karunanayake, Daya Gamage, Vajira Abeywardena...
While the moderate TNA will have to do a lot of tight rope walking, the radical Tamil nationalist groups have to prove that it can do what TNA could not. And that’s going to be very hard and the consequence of failure will be total rejection in the next elections.
Mahinda Rajapaksa received a record-breaking 527,364 preferential votes, the highest number of votes a candidate ever received.
The resounding victory of the Rajapaksas has sent a number of politically significant messages.
Colombo, August 7 (AP) — Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa brothers secured a landslide victory in the country’s parliamentary election, according to results released on Friday. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is most likely to be sworn in the same position by his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The election results could enable them to change the constitution and strengthen dynastic rule....
Mahinda tells Modi that Sri Lanka and India are friends and relations
Historically, Sri Lankan Buddhist monks have had problems with the Rama cult, pointed out Prof K.N.O. Dharmadasa, Editor of the Sinhala Encyclopaedia.
In the last three months, more than $40 billion has been pledged as US investments to spur economic growth and create jobs in India and US, leveraging complementarities, says Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian envoy in the US, in an opinion piece in Newsweek
August 5 (newsin.aisa) - Sri Lanka’s National Elections Commission Chairman, Mahinda Deshapriya cast his vote today in Colombo for the first time in 9 years. The commissioner cast his vote at Lindsay Girls’ School, in Colombo to show that coming forward to vote is safe and safety measures are in place. “This is the first time I came to the...