Strongman candidate: On Gotabaya nomination as Sri Lanka presidential candidate (The Hindu)


  In naming his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa as his party’s presidential candidate, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has apparently gone by his instinctive understanding that the people may favour a strong leader who prioritises internal security. Mr. Gotabaya, a former defence secretary credited with being the brain behind the crushing military defeat inflicted on…


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Updated: August 13, 2019 — 12:36 PM