Basil Rajapaksa

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6 documents for Basil Rajapaksa
  • Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. leads the Inaugural Tour WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, today launched the first in a series of "Signature Tours," that will bring more American travelers to Sri Lanka to see and experience the magnificence of the island.

    ...Guidance and cooperation extended by Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's Minister of Economic ...

  • MANIK FARM, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka will release next month the remaining 136,000 Tamil refugees still in the squalid and overrun government camps where they've been detained since the country's civil war ended six months ago, a top official said Saturday. Some 300,000 war refugees were forced into the camps after fleeing the final months of the government's decades-long war with the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, which ended in May.

    ...Basil Rajapaksa, a senior adviser to his brother, ...

  • To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Bruce Fein of the Lichfield Group, +1-703-963-4968, bruce@thelichfieldgroup.com

    ...*United States citizen GOTABHAYA RAJAPAKSA, Sri Lankas Defense Secretary, brother of Sri ...*United States green card holder BASIL RAJAPAKSA, senior Presidential Adviser, Member of ...

  • Sri Lanka was for decades an example of how sectarian conflict can wreck an otherwise fortunate country. It has had three years to show how devolving power to an ethnic minority can bring about lasting peace. Now it looks as if the opportunity will be lost. Sri Lanka paid an enormous price to bring 26 years of civil war to an end. An estimated 40,000 people died in the last months of fighting in 2009, bringing the conflict's final toll to more than 100,000. This includes a sitting president, Ranasinghe Premadasa, and a former Indian prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, who were killed in suicide bombings by the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

    ..., Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa now intimates that he has no intention of ...Yet the Rajapaksas -- a third brother, Basil, is the minister of economic development -- ...

  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The jungle town not far from the Indian Ocean had been looking more and more like the seat of an independent nation. The separatist rebels in charge opened tax offices, hosted diplomats and even printed maps of the state they hoped to create. That ended Friday as Sri Lanka's military captured Kilinochchi, the Tamil Tigers' de facto capital, winning a major victory in their decades-long battle to crush the ethnic separatists' dream.

    ... surrender," declared President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had promised to destroy the separatist group ... statement from chief police superintendent Basil Rahming. The teenager had last been seen going ...

  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The jungle town not far from the Indian Ocean had been looking more and more like the seat of an independent nation. The separatist rebels in charge opened tax offices, hosted diplomats and even printed maps of the state they hoped to create. That ended Friday as Sri Lanka's military captured Kilinochchi, the Tamil Tigers' de facto capital, winning a major victory in their decades-long battle to crush the ethnic separatists' dream.

    ... surrender," declared President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had promised to destroy the separatist group ... statement from chief police superintendent Basil Rahming. The teenager had last been seen going ...

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