Mahinda Rajapaksa Current Affairs, GK & News

Ranil Wickremesinghe- Sri Lanka’s New PM

On 12th May 2022, Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 26th prime minister of Sri Lanka. He was sworn in as the PM to steady the nation’s economy which is debt-ridden and to end the ongoing political turmoil. His appointment has been welcomed by India. Who did Wickremesinghe replace as the country’s PM? Wickremesinghe ..

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Resignation of Sri Lankan PM

Recently, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister (PM) Mahinda Rajapaksa tendered his resignation as Prime Minister to the Sri Lankan President. Why did the Sri Lankan Prime Minister resign? Amid the economic crisis and intensified protests and violence, Sri Lankan citizens have been demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister. Also, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ..

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20th Amendment of Sri Lankan Constitution: Key Facts

The Sri Lankan Parliament recently passed the 20th Amendment of Sri Lankan constitution. Highlights The 20th amendment of the Sri Lankan Constitution has expanded the powers of the President and also have increased the immunity of the President. Under the 20th amendment, the President gets the power to dissolve the parliament after two years and ..

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Cabinet Approves amendment of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Sri Lanka

On February 12, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved the protocol to amend the DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) that was signed between India and Sri Lanka. The DTAA with respect to prevention of fiscal evasion is to be amended. Highlights Under the amendment, an anti-abuse provision is to be included. Also, the amendment will include ..

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister visits India: Terrorism and Trade discussed

On February 8, 2020, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa held high level talks with PM Modi during his five-day visit to India. The leaders held talks about terrorism, trade and economic projects in New Delhi Highlights The meet will enhance mutual economic trade and investment. The leaders also discussed improving tourism and connectivity. ..

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