Harim Peiris

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Archive for July 22nd, 2010

Mahinda lends Ranil a helping hand – and helps himself in the process

Posted by harimpeiris on July 22, 2010

If politics was a boxing match, it would be totally wrong to say that President Mahinda Rajapakse was knocked down to the mat, it would be even incorrect to claim that he was thrown against the ropes but it would be correct to claim that he paused and perhaps even took a step back in the pursuit of removing the constitutional restrictions on his ability to hold the office of the presidency indefinitely. It was the first political pause or set back, post war and post elections, for President Mahinda Rajapakse.

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