Former Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who resigned on Friday and said he would run as an opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a snap elections. Photo: ReutersFormer Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who resigned on Friday and said he would run as an opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a snap elections. Photo: Reuters
Former Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who resigned on Friday and said he would run as an opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a snap elections. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls

President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces unexpected challenge from former health minister Maithripala Sirisena in election called two years early

Former Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who resigned on Friday and said he would run as an opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a snap elections. Photo: ReutersFormer Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who resigned on Friday and said he would run as an opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a snap elections. Photo: Reuters
Former Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who resigned on Friday and said he would run as an opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a snap elections. Photo: Reuters
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