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Rajapaksa camp could field Gotabaya
Rajapaksa camp could field Gotabaya

Following months of speculation, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s political camp appears to have come closer to finalising the candidate for the presidential race later this year. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary and a younger brother of the ex-President, is very likely to represent the clan and its followers, political sources told The Hindu. Mr.…

Hindu - Mar 19 15:43 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, SriLanka, Elections ]

China debt worries grow in Sri Lanka as ex-president regains clout
China debt worries grow in Sri Lanka as ex-president regains clout

Sri Lanka is poised to become even more indebted to Beijing with the return of pro-China ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, after his newly formed Sri Lanka People's Front won a landslide victory at Saturday's local government elections. The victory for the party could see Sri Lanka flip back into the arms of China, Rajapaksa's favorite lender and builder. The current…

Nikkei - Feb 16 15:18 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Elections, China ]

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