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Sri Lanka election today : Rajapakshe makes comeback bid as PM

Sri Lanka election today : Rajapakshe makes comeback bid as PM

India Blooms News Service | 17 Aug 2015, 04:34 pm
Colombo, Aug 17 (IBNS) Voting began for general election in Sri Lanka on Monday as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa makes attempt to comeback to power, this time as Prime Minister.

Media reports said Rajapaksa is confident of returning to power after drawing massive crowds on the election trail.

But Maithripala Sirisena, Rajapakshe's successor as President, has vowed to foil the comeback bid of his one-time mentor.

The election is said to have turned into a referendum on the return of Rajapakshe, who ruled the island country for nearly a decade.

The two men had been allies in their ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) until late last year when Sirisena quit as health minister to run for the presidency and pulled off a surprise victory over Rajapakshe.

Sri Lanka election today : Rajapakshe makes comeback bid as PM

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