Page-3 of Mahinda Rajapaksa Current Affairs, GK & News

Mahinda Rajapaksha sworn in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe, incumbent prime minister of Sri Lanka and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksha as new Prime Minister. In recent times, the politics of Sri Lanka is in turmoil because of the tension between President Sirisena and PM Vikramasinghe. In a sudden move, the United People’s Freedom Alliance ..

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India to operate Sri Lanka’s loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota

India will operate the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport as a Sri Lanka-India joint venture in Hambantota. The $210 million facility, 241km south-east of Colombo, is dubbed the “world’s emptiest airport” due to a lack of flights. Mattala airport, named after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, was funded through high interest Chinese commercial loans. The airport was ..

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Sri Lanka General Elections 2015: UNFGG emerges as largest group

United National Party (UNP) led United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) has emerged as largest group by winning 106 seats out of total 225 seats in Sri Lankan Parliamentary election 2015. Leader of the UNFGG and UNP and current Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to form a new government with the support of ..

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Sri Lanka’s new government reinstates impeached chief justice Shirani Bhandaranayake

Sri Lanka’s new government led by President Maithiripala Sirisena has reinstated former Chief Justice Shirani Bhandaranayake to her former position. She was impeached by the previous government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. With this move, country’s new government is attempting to deliver on election promises assuring independence of the judiciary. Shirani Bhandaranayake was 43rd and first ..

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India to build 43,000 housing units for dislocated Tamils in Sri Lanka

India will build 43,000 housing units for resettlement and rehabilitation of the war affected and dislocated Tamils in Sri Lanka’s former troubled areas in the northern and eastern provinces, as part of a $ 270 million project. A pilot project has already been implemented with the construction of 1,000 houses in Jaffna, Killinochchi and 3 ..

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