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Sri Lanka’s Former President Wages Political Comeback At Polls

As Sri Lanka holds elections to choose a new parliament, all eyes are on the bid by its former controversial president, Mahinda Rajapaksa to stage a political comeback. He was ousted seven months ago from the top job, but now wants to return as the country’s prime minister. Sri Lankans headed to over 12,000 polling booths on Monday to make a crucial choice: whether to stay with current Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe or give Mahinda Rajapaksa, who suffered a shocking defeat...

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