COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s main challenger in the upcoming election will be his health minister and No. 2 of his political party.
Hindsight is a tricky thing. It is the understanding of something only after it has already occurred. You may anticipate or predict it, but getting a truly clear picture of what has happened mostly is something that is visible after the fact.
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan’s parliament, paving the way for a general election next month.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called early elections, seeking a third term in office two years before his current term expires.
It has been a full six months since the coup and roughly a year since the misnamed People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and their followers first took to the streets. Sadly, the same PDRC-endorsed narrative is still being propagated on a daily basis by members of the conservative camp who are trying desperately to justify junta leader General Prayuth Chan Ocha’s seizure of power.
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