Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicSri Lankan Presidential elections

Topic: Sri Lankan Presidential elections

Dinesh Gunawardena appointed Sri Lanka’s new PM as 18-member Cabinet swears in

A veteran politician, Gunawardena, 73, earlier served as the foreign minister & education minister. He was appointed as Home Minister in April by then President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Wickremesinghe, Premadasa among 4 leaders in race for Sri Lankan president post

Sri Lankan parliament met for a brief special session Saturday to announce the vacancy in the presidency following the resignation of Rajapaksa.

Who will succeed Gotabaya when he resigns? Game of Thrones begins to pick next Lanka President

After mass protests over surging prices and shortages of food & fuel, Rajapaksa announced he will resign on 13 July, PM Wickremesinghe has announced intent to resign too.

Sri Lankan President says won’t resign, but ready to hand over govt to whoever proves majority

26 cabinet ministers resigned Sunday, amid rising public anger against the govt over the economic crisis. President Rajapaksa invited opposition parties to join the cabinet and find solutions.

Raja Mohan wants ‘reset’ in India-Sri Lanka ties, Centre ignores maternal health – J Drèze

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Sri Lankan presidential polls: Gotabaya set for win as ruling party’s Premadasa concedes

Final results are yet to be announced but the ruling party candidate, Sajith Premadasa, congratulated former war general, Gotabaya Rajapaksa on winning the election.

Indian Tamil, two monks, a former actor — line-up for Sri Lanka’s Presidential election

Sri Lanka will vote on 16 November to elect its President from among 35 candidates — a record number, making it the country’s most expensive election.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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