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Opposition kicks up a fuss as Rajapaksa brothers summoned to answer corruption charges

Mon, 20 April 2015 05:18 | Political

(NIDAHASA News) A group of opposition parliamentarians today (20) kicked up a protest in chamber against anti-graft bodies summoning former president and his brother to answer massive allegations against the once most powerful duo in the country.

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Rajapaksa calls his election defeat a conspiracy

Thu, 19 February 2015 08:41 | Political

(NIDAHASA News) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says his defeat at last presidential election was a conspiracy.

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Tax on corporations, relief for poor; new government's "robin hood" budget

Thu, 29 January 2015 21:28 | Economy

(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka's new government presented an interim budget with sweeping relief for poor they promised in election manifesto. Supersized taxes on Casinos and large corporations expected to cover the cost of unprecedented generous budget giveaways; a Robin-hood style take, according to local media, by a government led by a Prime accused by opposition for neo liberalist policies in his last administration.

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More challanges ahead for Sri Lanka's new president

Sat, 17 January 2015 11:07 | Political

(NIDAHASA News) Pope Francis, ending his Sri Lanka visit on Thursday (15), said it would not be easy to overcome the "bitter legacy" of injustice and hostilities in the island nation. In fact, for the newly elected President who promised a "compassionate rule" with justice and harmony restored, the task seems to be more challenging than winning the election, beating Rajapaksa in a highly unfair race.

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