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In Sri Lanka, a polarizing politician reaches out to minorities but suspicion lingers
In Sri Lanka, a polarizing politician reaches out to minorities but suspicion lingers
In Sri Lanka, a polarizing politician reaches out to minorities but suspicion lingers

Sri Lanka presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been a polarizing figure for much of his political life. It is an image he is trying to change. When he was defense chief in his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government he crushed ethnic Tamil separatist rebels, bringing a 26-year-long civil war to a close. But relatives of dead or missing Tamils have accused…

Reuters - Sep 04 10:55 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, History ]

The Lion Fortress Of Sri Lanka Was Swallowed By The Jungle
The Lion Fortress Of Sri Lanka Was Swallowed By The Jungle

Perched on a slab of rock that juts dramatically over the forests of central Sri Lanka, Sigiriya is as imposing a sight now as it must have been when it was first built by a fierce king in the fifth century A.D. Meaning “lion’s rock,” Sigiriya (designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982) is accessed by way of passageways cut into the rock face between a…

National Geographic - Sep 04 10:45 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History ]

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