Rajapaksa Is Back

In Twist To Sri Lankan Politics, Rajapaksa Made Prime Minister

Nitin A. Gokhale New Delhi, India 26 October 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa has made a stunning comeback at the top of the political heap in Sri Lanka. On a day of dramatic developments, President Maithripala Sirisena appointed MR–as the elder Rajapaksa is known throughout the island nation—as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka late on Friday night, taking almost everyone by surprise. Our Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale had spoken to Rajapaksa on 11 September 2018.

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