Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, wave to supporters. Their party secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, giving them the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes. Photo: AP Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, wave to supporters. Their party secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, giving them the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes. Photo: AP
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, wave to supporters. Their party secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, giving them the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes. Photo: AP
Sathiya Moorthy
Opinion

Opinion

Sathiya Moorthy

After Sri Lanka’s parliamentary polls, the Rajapaksas have their job cut out

  • The SLPP of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa won a two-thirds majority to effect constitutional reforms
  • The West will have to rethink its Sri Lanka strategy, while the country will have to choose the straight and narrow path with China and other countries

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, wave to supporters. Their party secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, giving them the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes. Photo: AP Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, wave to supporters. Their party secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, giving them the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes. Photo: AP
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, wave to supporters. Their party secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, giving them the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes. Photo: AP
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