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In Sri Lanka, a strongman makes a shock re-entry

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27.10.2018

Unlike these past two days when he sacked a prime minister with majority in the house and then prororogued Parliament, Maitripala Sirisena started off his term doing all the right things. He pushed a two-term limit for a President shortly after winning the presidential election through the 19th Amendment that also whittled down the powers of the president, just a bit. His partnership with UNP’s Ranil Wickremesinghe was a rare instance of bipartisanship that had brought down strongman Mahinda Rajapakse. Sirisena had defected from........

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