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Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa becomes presidential candidate, Premadasa admits | Sri Lanka News

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Gotabaya Rajapaksa will win the presidency in Sri Lanka following a fiercely competitive election when his main opponent Sajith Premadasa of the ruling United National Party conceded defeat. Rajapaksa, a Former Defense The secretary and brother of two-time former President Mahinda Rajapaksa supported his Saturday election campaign to ensure strong leadership on national security issues after …

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The presidential elections in Sri Lanka are about security against rights

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan citizens voted for president on Saturday after a year of political collapse and deadly terrorist attacks. This could cause the polarizing Rajapaksa family to come back to power. The two leading candidates are Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense chief known for his fighting leadership, and Sajith Premadasa, son of a former president who was …

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Elections in Sri Lanka: Vote on Cleavage Campaign | news

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankans voted in favor of electing a new president in an election that focused on religious tensions and the slowing economy in the South Asian island nation. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defense Minister and brother of two-time former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa, the candidate of the ruling United National Party (UNP), are the two …

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Sri Lanka on an astronomical high

In Sri Lanka's political terrain, national security and the presidential election are the main talks this season, bringing with them a degree of concern. Almost lost in this buzzing is the silent performance of a team of Sri Lankan scientists in space. Astronomers in the country have spotted two new "exoplanets" or planets outside the solar system, a rare feat …

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Wahhabism confronts: Sri Lanka slows down the influence of the Saudis after bomb attacks

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lanka struggles to curb Saudi Arabia's influence after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the ultra-conservative Wahhabi Islamic school for implanting the germs of militancy, the deadly culminated Easter bombings. A boy rides a bicycle while watching a soldier stationed in front of a Sufi mosque in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka. REUTERS …

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The recent arrest in Sri Lanka casts a spotlight on Wahhabism in the eastern hotbed

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – The Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-Arabian scholar for alleged links with Zahran Hashim, alleged leader of the Easter Sunday bombings, highlighting Salafi's increasing influence. Wahhabi Islam about the Muslims of the island. A mosque is located in the Center for Islamic Guidance in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, on May 4, 2019. REUTERS / Danish …

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Sri Lanka attacks: The family networks behind the bombings

Image Caption Caption A statue amidst rubble in St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, after the bombing on Easter Sunday For many people in Sri Lanka it was a terrible shock to learn that local Muslims were behind the suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people last month [19659008] , As could plan a small group to plan …

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Sri Lanka Attacks: After Easter, bloodshed face bans are prohibited

Image copyright Getty Images Caption A ban was issued, but the niqab or burqa was not specifically mentioned In Sri Lanka, facial expressions were banned in public after several suicide bombings on Easter Sunday, killing at least 250 people and injuring hundreds. President Maithruipala Sisirsena said he is now applying Emergency Law Any piece of facial clothing that "impedes identification" …

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