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‘He is an unforgiving, ruthless man’: Sri Lanka minorities fear election of new president
‘He is an unforgiving, ruthless man’: Sri Lanka minorities fear election of new president

“We knew right from the beginning that the Sinhala Buddhists of this country will be behind my victory. Although I knew I would be voted in by the Sinhala Buddhists, I expected the Tamils and Muslims to also be part of my victory. “But my expectations were not met. Yet, as your new president I request you again to join hands with me for the future development…

Independent - Nov 19 14:51 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

Deep divisions confront Sri Lanka’s new president
Deep divisions confront Sri Lanka’s new president

The new president is therefore expected to pursue “a more balanced approach” to foreign policy, Ganeshan Wignaraja, executive director of Colombo’s Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, said. “We live in a very different world than in 2010,” he told the FT. “Before, we were coming out of a war and there was…

FT - Nov 19 14:42 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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