On 9 January 2015, Dr Oliver Walton, a lecturer at the University of Bath, published an article entitled ‘Sri Lanka stunned as Rajapaksa gamble fails to pay off’ (emphasis mine). Walton notes that ‘Sri Lankans are shocked at the scale and manner of Rajapaksa’s defeat, which has brought his tenure to an abrupt halt after nine highly controversial years’. In a similar vein, The Independent (UK) published….Read more on Groundviews.
[Press] Sri Lanka stunned? Sri Lanka’s 2015 presidential poll and [un]warranted exclamations
Tags: Chandrika Bandaranaike, electoral politics in Sri Lanka, ethnic minority vote in Sri Lanka, President Maitripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan presidential election 2015, Tamil National AllianceBy Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana in common opposition candidate, electoral politics in Sri Lanka, executive presidency in Sri Lanka, free and fair elections, Sri Lankan politics, Sri Lankan presidential election January 2015 on .
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