India is closely following the political developments in Sri Lanka where the President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country’s new Prime Minister.
In a dramatic development, Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback on Friday, becoming the new Prime Minister after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked premier Ranil Wickremesinghe
After Mr Rajapaksa's spectacular electoral victory, all eyes will now be the political follow-up measures taken by Mr Rajapaksa to re-integrate the Tamils into the national mainstream.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister has raised fears about a return to past abusive practices in the island nation.
President Maithripala Sirisena sacked premier Ranil Wickremesinghe who termed the move as "unconstitutional" and vowed to prove his majority in Parliament.
Mr Rajapaksa's actions could not only create public revulsion for his style of functioning, but could also sow the seeds for the politicisation of the Army, making it go the way of the armies of Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s President had not only ended the LTTE led civic and ethnic strife but he also succeeded in killing its supremo Prabhakaran, and subsequently had marginalized the Tamil population in the country
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