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  • Sri Lanka: The return of Rajapaksa Read more >

    Sri Lanka: The return of Rajapaksa

    Photo: PTI. Among rural Sinhalas, the belief that former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was cheated out of a victory in the last presidential election held in January 2015 resonates strongly. Many even believe that Rajapaksa’s defeat was a conspiracy hatched by the western powers. Apparently, these voters were largely responsible for the victory of the political […]

  • The political crisis in Sri Lanka will likely end in a reconfiguration of coalition forces Read more >

    The political crisis in Sri Lanka will likely end in a reconfiguration of coalition forces

    Jayadeva Uyangoda. ( The Hundu) Sri Lanka’s local government election held on February 10 has become more than a mid-term poll that usually helps the opposition. Rather, it has led to an immediate political crisis of sorts, threatening the stability of the present government. While the disunited ruling coalition, jointly headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime […]

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