Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is running for president. Photo: EPA Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is running for president. Photo: EPA
Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is running for president. Photo: EPA

Sri Lanka

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Terminator versus pad man: for Sri Lankan voters, a tough choice

  • As Sri Lanka heads to the polls, in one corner sits Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, an ex-military chief famed for crushing the Tamil Tigers
  • In the other is Sajith Premadasa, the son of an assassinated president who is promising to improve menstrual hygiene

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Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is running for president. Photo: EPA Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is running for president. Photo: EPA
Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is running for president. Photo: EPA
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