Protesters say the deal will take over private land for an industrial zone in which China will have a major stake.
by Minelle Fernandez
Politics19 Aug 2015 00:22 GMT
Ruling party wins parliamentary polls, dashing former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's hopes of becoming prime minister.
Inside Story19 Aug 2015 00:20 GMT
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has failed to make a comeback with his defeat in the country's general elections.
Politics18 Aug 2015 11:55 GMT
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage a comeback in parliamentary elections has ended in defeat.
Politics17 Aug 2015 13:31 GMT
Voting for new parliament closes, in virtual referendum on former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa's comeback bid.
Elections17 Aug 2015 08:15 GMT
Vote viewed as referendum for former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was swept from power in January.
Politics15 Aug 2015 12:14 GMT
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking prime minister's post by running as one of the 225 members of parliament.
Politics12 Aug 2015 18:19 GMT
The former president will contest Monday's poll for a seat in Sri Lanka's parliament.
Politics27 Apr 2015 14:34 GMT
Rajapaksa says his election defeat was a conspiracy as parliament prepares to debate bill limiting presidential powers.
Politics18 Feb 2015 23:21 GMT
At least 20,000 people gather in Colombo urging former leader to return to politics a month after his electoral defeat.
Politics25 Jan 2015 06:52 GMT
New government says widely unpopular compulsory training for teachers and undergraduate students is "not necessary".
Inside Story07 Jan 2015 04:19 GMT
Having called an election two years before it was due, president now faces a real challenge in Thursday's poll.
Inside Story20 Nov 2014 21:05 GMT
President Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks an unprecedented third term in office as his popularity dwindles.
Politics18 Nov 2014 19:59 GMT
JHU accuses President Rajapaksa of refusing to curb powers and carry out democratic reforms before fresh elections.
Politics17 Nov 2014 19:27 GMT
Norwegian envoy says Mahinda Rajapaksa was aware of payments to LTTE to aid peace process after president denounced him.
Talk to Al Jazeera29 Sep 2013 12:39 GMT
Sri Lanka's president discusses a recent UN report accusing him of pushing the country into an authoritarian direction.
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