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Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns | Sri Lanka News

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sent down from his post, signaling the end of a long-term political crisis. Rajapaksa signed a letter of resignation in front of supporters and journalists at his private residence in the country's capital, Colombo, on Saturday. Sri Lanka has been in crisis since October when the Prime …

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Sri Lanka temporarily bans Rajapaksa as Prime Minister | Sri Lanka News

Colombo, Sri Lanka – A Sri Lankan court has ruled out former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister when he hears a petition rejecting his rejection despite losing two no-confidence motions last month. Judge Arjuna Obeyesekere issued a residency decision Monday in which he said that "irreparable damage would be done" if Rajapaksa and his Cabinet ministers continue to officiate. …

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Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president, was named prime minister

image copyright Getty Images Caption Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was indicted during the country's civil war for massive corruption and atrocities Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the country's new prime minister after the collapse of the governing coalition. He dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe after the party's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had …

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