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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 ]

Sri Lankan Tamils are disappointed as the government gave hope and then failed to deliver: Jaffna MP Sumanthiran
Sri Lankan Tamils are disappointed as the government gave hope and then failed to deliver: Jaffna MP Sumanthiran
Sri Lankan Tamils are disappointed as the government gave hope and then failed to deliver: Jaffna MP Sumanthiran

In Sri Lanka’s presidential poll in 2015, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), representing Tamils of the north and east, led its constituency in a crucial protest vote against then President Mahinda Rajapaksa. As the country gears up for the next presidential election, scheduled before the end of this year, Jaffna district MP M.A. Sumanthiran, who is also TNA’s…

The Hindu - Sep 04 10:54 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights ]

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