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Regaining Paradise with Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Tissaranee Gunasekara (Groundviews) “If they harm me, it is the country they harm.”Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (Hard Talk – Daily Mirror – October 2011)[i] The beautification of Gotabaya Rajapaksa is on full throttle. The names of his front organisations are indicative of the guise he intends to adopt as a presidential contender: The Light (Eliya) and The … Continue reading

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Gota’s guard: AG cries foul

BY ANURANGI SINGH (Sunday Observer)   Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa seen outside Colombo Permanent High Court at Bar. Private security and STF personnel stationed in and around the court house as trial commences on the alleged misappropriation of state funds to build a memorial for Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s parents could intimidate witnesses in the case, … Continue reading

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Gota: The American Solution

BY Sunday Observer’s POLITICAL EDITOR Who will be our presidential candidate? This is the question on the minds of the rank and file of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), or ‘Pohottuwa’ party, that has, since the recent constitutional crisis quietly shed its earlier moniker ‘the Joint Opposition’. It is no secret that many senior … Continue reading

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The brother who is certainly a contender

Daily Mirror Editorial Former Defence Secretary and brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya, got a hint that he could be the next possible candidate from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for future elections.  Former President Rajapaksa told The Hindu in an interview that though he will lead the SLPP there was the likelihood that … Continue reading

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Military and Politics: A Scene worth watching

by Jayadeva Uyangoda – Sunday Observer The relationship between Sri Lanka’s military politics is a topic that gets occasional media attention. However, there is hardly any serious scholarly work on the subject, despite the fact that maintaining a framework of balance in civil-military relations during and after the civil war has surely been a major … Continue reading

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