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Rajapaksa came to power in 2005, led his country’s military to a bloody victory over violent Tamil separatists four years later and surfed a wave of popularity among the Sinhala majority to win again in 2010. He then had the constitution changed to allow the third term he hoped to win in January. … [Read more...] about Stakes are high for Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka heads to the polls
Mohamed later went on to study in Australia and on Sunday took part in a wave of suicide bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people and injured more than 500. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bombings, believed to be the most lethal conducted by the group. … [Read more...] about Sri Lankan suicide bomber studied engineering at UK university
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