August 12, 2020

Sri Lanka president strengthens Rajapaksa dynasty in new government

Colombo (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa named two more relatives to a new government unveiled Wednesday, further consolidating his family’s grip on power.His brother Mahinda will lead the government, formed after their nationalist party’s landslide win in a parliamentary election last week.Gotabaya and Mahinda will control the key defence and finance portfolios, respectively, in the new 26-member cabinet.Their elder brother Chamal kept his place in the cabinet and was joined by Mahinda’s eldest son, Namal, who was named sports minister.The growing dynastic imprint was strength…

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