Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Mahinda Rajapaksa, Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe, India-Sri Lanka Ties

Only India can pull Sri Lanka out of crisis

There is a lot of convergence in the outlook of the leaderships of the two countries than before.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa, Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka Elections

Eight takeaways from Sri Lankan elections

People have shown that whipping up of Sinhala nationalist rhetoric or holding up the bogey of revival of Tamil separatism is not enough to win.

POLITICS

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Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Elections

Rajapaksa's loss spells victory for Sri Lankan democracy

The former president will have to sit in the Opposition benches in the same parliament where his writ once ran unchallenged.

POLITICS

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Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Elections

Three ifs and four buts about Sri Lanka election

In the past, Rajapaksa has proved to be a past master in 'under the table' deals.

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Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa, China-sri lanka relations

Why Rajapaksa's revival in Sri Lanka would be great for China

Much would now depend upon how India follows up on the promises made during PM Modi’s visit to the island country.

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Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa

Why Rajapaksa as Sri Lankan PM is bad for India

Will the former president's return mean having Chinese naval presence within hair's breadth?

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Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Mahinda Rajapaksa

How Rajapaksa is back to change Sri Lankan politics again

India, however, would prefer Sirisena-Wickremesinghe to win as it has struck a good rapport with the island nation's incumbent government.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan Politics, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maithripala Sirisena

Can Sirisena ride the storm in Sri Lanka, or will Rajapaksa claw back?

The incumbent president is no showman like his predecessor. But he has showed his mettle.

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China, India, LTTE, Maithripala Sirisena

Will Sri Lanka see the return of Rajapaksa?

Buzz is that the former president will try to become prime minister by contesting the upcoming general elections.