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Sri Lanka president seeks third term, critics want powers curbed

mobile.reuters.com — Sri Lanka president seeks third term, critics want powers curbed By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday he would seek an unprecedented third term as president, prompting one of his lawmakers to join the opposition with a call to curb the presidency's "draconian powers".

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka president seeks unprecedented third term as critics seek to unseat him

af.reuters.com — (Adds details, quotes) By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO Nov 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday called a presidential election, seeking an unprecedented third six-year tenure, but demands for his power to be curbed and a possible split in his vote base means re-election won't be a walkover.

Sri Lanka president seeks unprecedented third term as critics seek to unseat him

uk.reuters.com — COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday called a presidential election, seeking an unprecedented third six-year tenure, but demands for his power to be curbed and a possible split in his vote base means re-election won't be a walkover.

Sri Lanka president seeks unprecedented third term as critics seek to unseat him

dailymail.co.uk — COLOMBO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday called a presidential election, seeking an unprecedented third six-year tenure, but demands for his power to be curbed and a possible split in his vote base means re-election won't be a walkover.

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka holds rates at record lows as credit picks up, inflation benign

in.reuters.com — (Adds details, cenbank governor, analyst comments, background) By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO Nov 18 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank kept key policy rates steady at record lows for a 10th straight month on Tuesday, and said stable inflation and steady credit expansion should help the economy grow by around 8 over this year and next.

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court okays president's third term

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 24, 2014. The Supreme Court had responded to an approach by Rajapaksa to determine if there was any constitutional obstacle to him standing for a third term, something the top lawyers' association had opposed.

Sri Lanka probes sex bribe claims in women's cricket team

trust.org — COLOMBO, Nov 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sri Lanka has begun investigating allegations that members of the national women's cricket team were forced to perform sexual favours for officials in order to earn or keep their places on the team, officials said on Friday.

Sri Lankan president seeks Supreme Court nod for third term

dailymail.co.uk — COLOMBO, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has asked the Supreme Court to determine if there is any constitutional obstacle to his becoming president for a third term, something the top lawyers' association says he can not do.

Sri Lankan president seeks Supreme Court nod for third term

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 24, 2014. Rajapaksa and his family have a tight grip on Sri Lanka's economy and on politics which critics characterize as an unusually personalized system of government.

Chinese submarine docks in Sri Lanka despite Indian concerns

reuters.com — Submarine Changzheng-2 and warship Chang Xing Dao arrived at the port on Friday, seven weeks after another Chinese submarine, a long-range deployment patrol, had called at the same port ahead of a visit to South Asia by Chinese President Xi Jinping. "A submarine and a warship have docked at Colombo harbor.
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Nov 21, 2014

Sri Lankan minister quits, to challenge Rajapaksa for presidency. mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Nov 21, 2014

CBK cried, Mithree cried, Rajitha almost cried I can remember Weerawansa too cried, Why politicians so emotional when crossovers take place?

Nov 21, 2014

@rangaba changed colors, but no time to remove stickers?

Nov 21, 2014

Police confirmed shooting in Beruwala. A vehicle convoy of the UNP attacked in Mawathagama, no details of damages

Nov 21, 2014

One person admitted to Nagoda Hospital with Jehan injuries from a shooting while celebrating the crossovers in Beruwala-UNP

Nov 21, 2014

@nidahasa @Dinouk_C nominations can be called 16 days after the proclamation and the elections 28 days after nominations

Nov 21, 2014

UPFA parliamentarian Perumal Rajathurai joined UNP & appointed UNP Nuwara Eliya organizer a short while ago at Sirikotha

Nov 21, 2014

All facilities given to M.Sirisena, R.Senarathne,D. Dissanayake,S.Gunawarden, R.Wijesinghe withdrawn & suspended their SLFP memberships

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