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Sri Lanka Election

Shock and Joy in Sri Lanka

Erik Solheim | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
Erik Solheim

To become a true role model, the reincarnated Sri Lankan democracy must in the next years deliver political reform, inclusive development and devolved power to minorities.

Sirisena Sworn In As Sri Lanka's New President After Stunning Election Upset

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 01.09.2015 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — New Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was sworn into office Friday and vowed to curtail the powers amassed by his ...

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa Concedes Defeat In Presidential Election

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 01.09.2015 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in his bid for a third term in office, his spokesman said Frida...

Sri Lanka Election Puts President In Fierce And Pivotal Contest

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in his bid for a third term in office, his spokesman said Frida...

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lankan Election

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ruling coalition has won Sri Lanka's first postwar parliamentary elections further consolidat...

Sri Lanka Clashes Erupt Over Arrest Of General Sarath Fonseka

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Opposition supporters protesting the arrest of their defeated presidential candidate scuffled with government-backers on th...

Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan President, Dissolves Parliament

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's president dissolved parliament Tuesday to make way for spring elections a day after authorities arrested a key ...

Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka Election Loser, Arrested

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's defeated presidential candidate was hauled from his office by military police Monday and will be court-martiale...

A Wise Investment: From the Haitian Earthquake to Schools in Sri Lanka

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

It only costs me U.S. $800 per year to support and provide an education for Chamari Thushara Dilhani, a bright 23-year-old Sri Lankan woman who otherwise could have been coerced into drugs and prostitution.

Sri Lanka Prepares To Elect First President After Defeat Of Tamil Tigers

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Voters in Sri Lanka are preparing to choose their next president after a bitter election campaign....