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Sri Lankan Election Upset Brings New Scrutiny to Astrological Forecasts

In Sri Lanka, it was not just the country’s powerful president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who suffered a debacle when he was unexpectedly trounced in last week’s elections. His astrologer, who had confidently forecast a certain win for him, has also quietly stepped away from the limelight in a country where faith in star power is high. When former President Rajapaksa called elections two years ahead of schedule, it was not just on the basis of political calculations. He was also given the...

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