Sri Lanka

Tough fight ahead

Print edition : December 26, 2014

President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Photo: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP

Sri Lanka’s United Opposition: (From left) United National Party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe, presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, former Army chief Sarath Fonseka and Arjuna Ranatunga in Colombo on December 1. Photo: ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP

As Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks a record third term in office, the opposition, for once, is united and has the support of an influential leader of the Buddhist clergy too.
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