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Gotabaya Rajapaksa Expected To Return, Says Official

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Expected To Return, Says Official

Sri Lanka’s former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is expected to return to the country from Singapore, a Sri Lankan lawmaker says. Cabinet spokesperson Bandula Gunawardena told reporters on Tuesday that G Rajapaksa was not in hiding but the date of his return was not known. The former president fled Sri Lanka after mass unrest over an economic crisis. Many protesters say[Read More…]

by 27/07/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Gotabaya’s ascent and descent in power as the President of Sri Lanka

Gotabaya’s ascent and descent in power as the President of Sri Lanka

Gotabaya’s election as the President of Sri Lanka in December 2019 is unique as it exposes and endorses the underlying political ills of Sri Lanka namely racism, communalism, majoritarianism and Sinhala/Buddhist hegemony. His victory has cemented the paths of polarization and created separatist and segregating tendencies among the usual peaceful Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslim communities. This article briefly mentions the[Read More…]

by 21/07/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
The rise and fall of Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The rise and fall of Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician and former military officer who served as the eighth President of Sri Lanka from 2019 until his resignation on 14 July 2022. Gotabaya Rajapakshe  is believed to have directly overseen the country’s police and military, which have been accused by the UN, human rights groups and Sri Lanka’s own investigative agencies of crimes[Read More…]

by 17/07/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Get Gota: Holding a War Criminal Accountable

Get Gota: Holding a War Criminal Accountable

The fall and ignominious retreat of Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa has enlivened one distinct possibility.  Having formally resigned as Sri Lankan President, a point made via email from Singapore, those wishing to see him account for war crimes may get their wish. There have been various efforts in train regarding a man who ruthlessly concluded his country’s civil war in[Read More…]

by 16/07/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia