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COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's party and its allies won an overwhelming two-thirds majority in a parliament election, results showed on Friday, giving him the power to enact sweeping changes to the constitution.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has imposed sanctions on Sri Lanka's army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, for alleged human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009 during the country's civil war, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
PETALING JAYA: The growth of Islamophobia is because Muslim leaders failed to combat anti-Muslim sentiments in the West by explaining the truth about Islam, says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defence official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war, registered a comfortable victory Sunday (Nov 17) in the nation’s presidential election.
MELAKA: Speculation that another Melaka exco member is being detained for alleged terrorism links fizzled out after the "suspect" emerged before newsmen waiting for a major newsbreak.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's housing minister and deputy leader of the ruling United National Party (UNP) Sajith Premadasa will run as its candidate in the Nov. 16 presidential poll, the party said on Wednesday, in a move seen as attempting to win over the island nation's influential Buddhist-majority vote.
BERUWALA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been a polarising figure for much of his political life. It is an image he is trying to change.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lankan court on Friday ordered police to exhume and relocate the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber buried in a public cemetery in the eastern district of Batticaloa, after residents' protests stoked tension.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Gotabaya Rajapaksa, younger brother of opposition leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has renounced U.S. citizenship, paving the way for him to make a bid for his country's presidency.