The former Sri Lankan President said that the ruling coalition leaders have been trying to “mislead voters” ahead of the parliament elections next month.
Rajapaksa’s comeback bid could unsettle possibilities of ethnic reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
Rajapaksa did not specify the party under which he would contest, but his supporters said that he would form a new coalition if Maithripala Sirisena does not relent.
It is a little tedious at the top for four men guarding the sacred Bodhi tree on a hillock near Sanchi — but for music and meals.
“Both the US and India openly used their embassies to bring me down,” Rajapaksa said ahead of Modi’s visit to the country.
Sri Lanka has a real shot at an inclusive political settlement. Delhi can help it happen.
President Sirisena talks about national reconciliation. He must build on what he says.
The new government in Colombo promises to devolve political power to Tamils. It may help start a conversation.
Police were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank.
“We wish we had a leader like Narendra Modi,” says chief executive of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).
Sirisena administration has reached out, New Delhi must reciprocate.
Rajapaksa’s defeat in the presidential election has seen his family being reported to the police and to an anti-graft commission.
An Indian foreign ministry spokesman denied any expulsion and said that transfers were routine decisions.
As a new president takes over in the island country, the Tamils in the north hope things will change.
The exit of Rajapaksa is a diplomatic problem in the near term for Beijing.