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ITAK leader Sumanthiran puts Lankan government in a spot and Tamil rivals in the shade

UNPs Ranil Wickremesinghe lets go of UNP

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...

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (C) leaves a polling station after casting his ballot in the parliamentary election in Colombo on August 5, 2020. - Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots on August 5 for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on power. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka’s election

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....

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