Sri Lankans give election verdict on Rajapaksa comeback bid

reuters.com — The nationalist strongman has set his sights on becoming premier of a government led by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). But the former ally who beat him at the polls in January, President Maithripala Sirisena, now leads the party and he rules that out.

Sri Lanka goes to polls as former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa plans comeback

article.wn.com — Voters queued up before the booths opened on Monday as the controversial former president hoped to defy corruption allegations and return to power

Sri Lankans to elect parliament in 'referendum' on Rajapaksa comeback

in.reuters.com — COLOMBO Sri Lankans elect a new parliament on Monday in what amounts to a referendum on ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa's comeback bid, with the reformist alliance that swept him from power in January seeking a stronger mandate for reforms. The nationalist strongman has set his sights on becoming premier of a government led by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Sri Lankans to elect parliament in 'referendum' on Rajapaksa comeback

trust.org — Strongman president lost power in January * Rajapaksa comeback would revive China ties, worry India * Reformist coalition seeks stronger mandate * President Sirisena looks to form 'unity' govt By Ranga Sirilal and Douglas Busvine COLOMBO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Sri Lankans elect a new parliament on Monday in what amounts to a referendum on ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa's comeback bid, with the reformist alliance that swept him from power in January seeking a stronger mandate for reforms. The nationalist strongman has set his sights on becoming premier of a government led by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
Aug 16, 2015

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Sri Lankans to elect parliament in 'referendum' on Rajapaksa comeback

ca.reuters.com — By Ranga Sirilal and Douglas Busvine COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankans elect a new parliament on Monday in what amounts to a referendum on ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa's comeback bid, with the reformist alliance that swept him from power in January seeking a stronger mandate for reforms. The nationalist strongman has set his sights on becoming premier of a government led by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
Aug 16, 2015

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Sri Lankans to elect parliament in 'referendum' on Rajapaksa comeback

dailymail.co.uk — COLOMBO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Sri Lankans elect a new parliament on Monday in what amounts to a referendum on ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa's comeback bid, with the reformist alliance that swept him from power in January seeking a stronger mandate for reforms. The nationalist strongman has set his sights on becoming premier of a government led by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Sri Lankans to elect parliament in 'referendum' on Rajapaksa comeback

businessinsider.com — By Ranga Sirilal and Douglas Busvine COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankans elect a new parliament on Monday in what amounts to a referendum on ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa's comeback bid, with the reformist alliance that swept him from power in January seeking a stronger mandate for reforms. The nationalist strongman has set his sights on becoming premier of a government led by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Sri Lankans to elect parliament in 'referendum' on Rajapaksa comeback

reuters.com — The nationalist strongman has set his sights on becoming premier of a government led by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). But the former ally who beat him at the polls in January, President Maithripala Sirisena, now leads the party and he rules that out.

Sri Lanka expects to win EU trade concession 'within months'

uk.reuters.com — COLOMBO Sri Lanka is likely to regain a lucrative European Union trade concession for garments exports, the government said on Tuesday, five years after the South Asian island nation lost the discount over its failure to address human rights concerns.

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka July consumer prices fall for first time

in.reuters.com — July CPI -0.2 pct y/y vs +0.1 pct in June * Prices fall due to lower costs of non-food items * Finmin says does not expect impact on interest rates (Adds govt statement, finmin and analyst comments, background) By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, July 30 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka posted its first fall in consumer prices in July due to lower electricity, kerosene and transportation costs, but the finance minister does not see it paving the way for lower interest rates.
Jul 30, 2015

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka July consumer prices fall for first time reut.rs/1ItDt5I via @ReutersIndia

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