Mahinda Rajapakse persuade army to deploy troops after poll defeat

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Mahinda Rajapakse tried to persuade the army chief to deploy troops when it became clear he had lost Sri Lanka’s election, a spokesman for the country’s new president said Saturday.

Rajapakse has been widely praised for conceding defeat early on Friday, even before the last votes had been counted, when he realised that his rival Maithripala Sirisena had an unassailable lead.

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Maithripala Sirisena takes oath as the president

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President Maithripala Sirisena sworn in as the 6th Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka before Supreme Court Judge K. Sri Pawan at the Independence Square in Colombo at 6.20pm on 9 January 2015.

Presidential elections were held in Sri Lanka on 8 January 2015, two years ahead of schedule. The incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the United People’s Freedom Alliance’s candidate, seeking a third term in office. The United National Party (UNP)-led opposition coalition chose to field Maithripala Sirisena, the former Minister of Health in Rajapaksa’s government and general secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) – the main constituent party of the UPFA – as its common candidate.

Maithripala Sirsena was declared the winner after receiving 6,217,162 (51.28%) of all votes cast compared to Rajapaksa’s 5,768,090 (47.58%)

 

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චුල්ලසෙඨි ජාතකය – සිංහල පරිවර්තනය ඉංග්‍රිසි කොටස අවසානයේ..

Once on a time when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares in Kasi, the Bodhisatta was born into the Treasurer’s family, and growing up, was made Treasurer, being called Treasurer Little. A wise and clever man was he, with a keen eye for signs and omens. One day on his way to wait upon the king, he came on a dead mouse lying on the road; and, taking note of the position of the stars at that moment, he said, “Any decent young fellow with his wits about him has only to pick that mouse up, and he might start a business and keep a wife.”

His words were overheard by Continue reading

Your Horoscope for 2015; Astrology Predictions

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Life is a journey filled with challenges and obstacles designed to encourage us to find out what we are made of and who we really are. As the song goes, “Nobody said it was easy”. We want to honour the breath of fresh air that this new year brings by offering up a horoscope for 2015.

Look forward to knowing what situations you face in the NEXT 12 months, what will be happening to you and yours and how to handle challenges & opportunities to get the most from your life? Our Horoscope will tell you everything you need to know about your life in the 2015. Timing is everything !

The 2015 astrological forecast is Continue reading

Salman Khan earns 30 Million Per Day For Public Appearance

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While Bollywood star Salman Khan is making headlines in the Sri Lankan media due to appearance at an election rally supporting President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Asian Mirror thought it was timely to reproduce an article that was carried on Hindustan Times in 2012 – which gave a comprehensive picture on prices of Bollywood stars – including Salman Khan.

These prices may have changed over the past three years. However, the article still gives an idea about exorbitant prices of Bollywood starts for public appearances and movies. The prices given in the article deal with Indian rupees (SLR 2.06 as of December 29)

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Bollywood Star Salman Khan to boost the sagging morale Of Mahinda Rajapaksa campaign

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Bollywood star Salman Khan is in Sri Lanka to prop up the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa’s re-election bid, the first Indian actor to be roped in for a poll campaign in the country.

Khan, along with Sri Lankan-born Jacqueline Fernandez and five other Bollywood performers are set to appear on stage in support of Rajapaksa.

Khan was invited to Continue reading