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Defeat of divisive politics

“Lack of leadership and vision on the part of the UNP continues to be a perennial concern.” Picture shows UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing a rally earlier in the month. The new UNP governme...
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A vote for continuing change

“The question that helps us to understand Sri Lanka’s current trends in politics is not why the UNP-led coalition won the highest number of seats but why the Rajapaksa-led UPFA coalition failed...
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UNP set to form next government

UNP leader and prime ministerial candidate Ranil Wickramasinghe (left) with Sri Lankan President and UPFA leader Maithripala Sirisena. The UNP won 93 seats while the UPFA coalition secured 83. The Un...
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Sri Lanka votes as Rajapaksa eyes comeback

A police officer escorts election workers as they transport ballot boxes in Colombo on Sunday. Mr. Sirisena has vowed not to make Mr. Rajapaksa premier even if his United People’s Freedom Alliance (U...
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Rajapaksa eyeing political comeback

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has used the renaming of ‘Victory Day’ to score political point over the government. The former President has sought to corner the Sirisena-Wickremesing...
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Basil Rajapaksa granted bail

The former Sri Lankan Ministerter and younger brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was on Monday granted bail by Colombo HC in a case concerning alleged misappropriation of public funds &nb...
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John Kerry arrives in Sri Lanka

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. He will also meet with the leaders of main Tamil party, TNA, and the civil society representatives. U.S. Secre...