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The American Enigma: Blake and Gota 10 years on

BY MANOJ COLAMBAGE Sunday Observer A recent compliment offered by former US Ambassador to Colombo Robert. O. Blake Jr. on the management of the intelligence services by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has drawn the spotlight on to the long and complex relationship between the American diplomat and the American citizen who often dealt with him … Continue reading

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Gota’s Idea: “Equality before the law”.

A candidate crops a carnage (Sunday Observer Opinion)  Nanda Malini’s lyrical lament over the tyranny of injustice is amended to accommodate Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s idea of “equality before the law”. On a TV channel, decidedly committed to advance his presidential bid, Gotabaya Rajapaksa explained his idea of the ‘rule of law.’ He complains that … Continue reading

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Can Gota win over Minorities?

Daily Mirror  Mahinda Rajapaksa has been claiming that the SLPP has not decided on its Presidential candidate Both genuine aspirations, as well as mere opportunism, could be inferred as the driving force behind the Muslims’ interest in Rajapaksas after the LG polls There is a possibility of Rajapaksa’s winning over Indian Tamils and Christians Although … Continue reading

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Can Gota jump US hurdle?

Sunday Times’ Punch Anointed by the Rajapaksa family as presidential candidate but served summons to answer charges in American courts  When the Colombo High Court granted Gotabaya special permission to travel to the United States between March 26 and April 12, no doubt he would have been over the moon to be given the chance … Continue reading

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