Sri Lanka

Rajapaksas back in the game

Print edition : December 20, 2019

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother and former President and current Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during the swearing in ceremony in Colombo on November 21. Photo: DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS


Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa during a meeting in Colombo on November 19. Photo: PTI

The two Tamils in the Sri Lankan Cabinet, Douglas Devananda and Arumugam Thondaman (below). Photo: SANDEEP SAXENA

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With Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the presidential election in Sri Lanka and his brothers Mahinda and Chamal Rajapaksa holding important positions, the country is expected to continue its pro-Chinese foreign policy. And civil society in Sri Lanka, including Tamils, is looking at a period of curtailed freedoms.
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