Maithripala Sirisena

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SLFP, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka

Has Sirisena's Sri Lanka said goodbye to good governance?

The civil society and anti-Rajapaksa leaders have already been peeved at the slow progress in bringing to book scam-tainted leaders.

POLITICS

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Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka

Will Sirisena's hybrid courts for war crimes bring justice to Sri Lankan Tamils?

His government knows it has to agree to an internationally acceptable inquiry as Colombo's credibility both at home and abroad on this issue has been eroded.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maithripala Sirisena

How Sirisena's reforms can change Sri Lanka

From tackling corruption to allegations about war crimes, the newly-elected president's agenda will attempt to strengthen Colombo's position on many fronts.

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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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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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?

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.