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Firebrand Buddhist monk gets seat in Sri Lanka parliament

A radical Buddhist monk accused of instigating hate crimes against Muslims has won a seat in Sri Lanka’s parliament, results showed Friday. The Our Power...

Sri Lanka’s new Parliament session to commence on Aug 20 with strict COVID-19 health...

Sri Lanka's new Parliament will meet for the first time on August 20 with strict COVID-19 health protocols and no visitors will be allowed,...

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan Prime Minister

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaka was sworn in on Sunday as the country’s new prime minister at a historic Buddhist temple, days after...

Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa to take oath of PM for 4th time on...

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaka will be sworn in as the country’s new prime minister for the fourth time at a historic Buddhist...

10 Sri Lankans injured in Beirut blast so far

The number of Sri Lankans injured in the Beirut explosion has increased to 10 by Thursday noon while the total number of those injured...

Lanka’s Rajapaksa clan registers landslide win in parliamentary polls; gets two-thirds majority

Sri Lanka's powerful Rajapaksa family-run SLPP on Friday registered a landslide victory in the general election, securing two-thirds majority in Parliament needed to effect...

Firebrand Buddhist monk set to make debut in Sri Lankan parliament

A RADICAL Buddhist monk accused of instigating hate crimes against Muslims has won a seat in Sri Lanka's parliament, results showed on Friday (7). The Our Power of...

Election triumph gives Rajapaksa brothers tighter grip on Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA'S ruling Rajapaksa brothers secured a two-thirds majority in a parliamentary election that allowed them to rewrite the constitution and increase their power, final...

Sri Lanka election: Early results show Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win

Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa family-run Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) appeared to be heading for a landslide win in the country’s parliamentary election, according...

Lanka general election: Counting begins, Rajapaksa clan eyes landslide win

The counting of votes in Sri Lanka’s twice-postponed parliamentary election began on Thursday with the powerful Rajapaksa family-run Sri Lanka People''s Party (SLPP) saying...