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Sri Lanka: Reason For Rajapaksa's Landslide Victory

Categories: South Asia, Sri Lanka, Elections, Governance, Politics, War & Conflict

Serendipity comments [1] on the reason for the landslide victory of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan presidential election – namely gratitude for ending the war against LTTE: “living in fear of the LTTE for so long, left a permanent scar on the psyche of the people, which only the end of the war could erase.”