Mahinda Rajapaksa Current Affairs - 2020

Sri Lanka passed the 20th Amendment of Sri Lankan Constitution

The Sri Lankan Parliament recently passed the 20th Amendment of Sri Lankan constitution. The amendment rolled back the 19th constitutional amendment. Background The 20th amendment has been passed to over-rule the 19th amendment that has weakened the powers of the President expanded by the 18th amendment. Those powers were: The President of Sri Lanka could Read More…

Sri Lanka proposes ban on Cow Slaughter

Sri Lanka; a Buddhists majority country where nearly 99% people are meat eaters but most of the Hindus and Buddhists do no eat Beef.  The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which won a two-thirds majority in the parliamentary elections last month under the leadership of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, has decided to ban slaughtering Read More…

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Prime Minister

On August 9, 2020, former president of Sri Lanka Shri Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the new prime minister. Mahinda Rajapaksa Rajapaksa has completed 50 years of politics in July 2020. He was elected as the Member of Parliament at the age of 24. Since then, he has been elected as President of Sri Read More…

India will not run the World’s Emptiest Airport- Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport  

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed that on the request of his Government, the Indian Government has agreed to not form a joint venture company with Sri Lanka for running the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. Background Back in July 2018, Sri Lanka’s  Minister of Civil Aviation had informed the Parliament of Sri Read More…

Cabinet Approves amendment of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Sri Lanka

On February 12, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved the protocol to amend the DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) that was signed between India and Sri Lanka. The DTAA with respect to prevention of fiscal evasion is to be amended. Highlights Under the amendment, an anti-abuse provision is to be included. Also, the amendment will include Read More…