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Gota for president?

Island Eitorial Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name is being increasingly mentioned in various media reports, both in print and on television, as the most likely contender for the presidency from the Rajapaksa camp. Everybody knows that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, hobbled by the previous two-term limit he lifted by a constitutional amendment fared disastrously … Continue reading

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Dictators: Others’ and Ours

Why Sri Lanka is in a tight spot over a strong leader Daily Mirror Many people reject only the dictatorship of others and not of those they support In a country where oppression of others’ views had been the norm, a wider democratic space is deemed to be an indication of weakness of the establishment … Continue reading

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If Gota heeds to the sermon and becomes a Hitler …

Daily Mirror Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has skeletons though, may not be in his closet, but wherever white vans had dumped victims during his abduction prone tenure as the Defence Secretary. But, not even by a long shot did he go any close to Hitler. Last week, when a high priest publicly urged him to become … Continue reading

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Towards the 2020 Presidential Elections

Daily Mirror Editorial Many names are surfacing in discussion forums about who should be the next president of Sri Lanka. Once the Elections Commission of Sri Lanka declares the date for the Presidential Elections by the end of 2019 we’ll see all political parties making public their nominees for the post of president. President Maithripala … Continue reading

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If Gota is going to be President………..

…………… God help this country! Daily Mirror Judges of this country should be bold and be able to do justice                                   Wickremesinghe is grooming Sajith, Ravi, Akila, Harin, Sagala and me for the UNP Leadership            … Continue reading

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