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How political conundrum in Sri Lanka plays into India-China rivalry

The replacement of Wickremesinghe came as Sri Lanka's political parties jostled for power

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Mahinda Rajapaksa  |  Maithripala Sirisena  |  Sri Lanka Crisis

Iain Marlow & Anusha Ondaatjie | Bloomberg 



Mahinda Rajapaksa  | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Mahinda Rajapaksa | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A power struggle among Sri Lanka’s top leadership has led to the return of former strong-man president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as the indebted island nation’s new prime minister in a surprise move that could herald closer ties with China.

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First Published: Sat, October 27 2018. 13:23 IST

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