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F*** You, Mr. President – Prof Qudri Ismail

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Torture case against President Rajapaksa in US withdrawn. Plan to refile case when he leaves office.

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‘The Terminator’: how Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ruthless streak led him to power

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‘Terminator’ Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

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Anomalies with affidavit submitted by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Sri Lanka presidential election: Past in the present

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Sri Lanka parliamentarian S. Shritharan complains that he and his family are harassed frequently by security personnel

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Candidate Gota: Tamil voters fear return of military rule, white vans and anti-minority policies

Image:  Tamil refugees under Rajapaksa rule, 2009. By Pranavesh Sivakumar. Days after the announcement of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential candidacy, a quick voice-of-the-people survey conducted on the...

Regaining Paradise with Gotabaya Rajapaksa -Tisaranee Gunasekara

“If they harm me, it is the country they harm.” Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (Hard Talk – Daily Mirror – October 2011) The beautification of Gotabaya Rajapaksa is...

Sri Lanka senior journalist Iqbal Athas on Gotabaya era Mig deal and threats he faced

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