mahinda rajapaksa: Lawyer moves court for arrest of ex-Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa for attack on protesters

A lawyer has moved a Sri Lankan court seeking direction to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately arrest seven persons, including former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa while alleging conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation and abetting attack on a peaceful protest in front of the Temple Trees and Galle Face earlier this week. According to … Read more

mahinda rajapaksa: Sri Lanka court bans ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, allies from leaving country

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday banned former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies from leaving the country over acts of violence against anti-government demonstrators. The magistrate in the capital Colombo also asked police to investigate Monday’s mob attacks on peaceful protesters, which led to retaliatory violence that claimed nine … Read more

Mahinda Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s fleeing ex-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, family take refuge at naval base

In the wake of the widespread violence in Sri Lanka that left five people dead, former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family on Tuesday took refuge at a naval base in Trincomalee after leaving Colombo under heavy security. Rajapaksa, his wife Shiranthi, and their youngest son Rohitha and his family, left the Prime Minister’s … Read more

Mahinda Rajapaksa Resign: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, hours after his supporters attacked anti-government protesters outside embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s office, leaving at least 78 people injured and prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and deploy army troops in the capital. At least two Cabinet ministers have also announced their resignations. Prime Minister … Read more

Will participate in meeting only in absence of PM Mahinda Rajapaksa and Cabinet: Sri Lankan political leaders

A crucial meeting called by Sri Lanka‘s embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his ruling coalition’s estranged members on Friday has run into trouble with parties emphasising that they will only participate if it will be held without the presence of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Cabinet. On Wednesday, President Gotabaya convened a meeting of … Read more

mahinda rajapaksa: Loyalists turn on Sri Lanka PM as protest pressure grows

Sri Lanka’s beleaguered prime minister came under increased pressure to step down on Saturday, as a cabinet minister and other senior party members backed street protests calling for resignations over a worsening economic crisis. Media minister Nalaka Godahewa announced his support for the thousands outside President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s office who are demanding he and other … Read more