September 19, 2019
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Sri Lankan former President, it seems, dislikes the idea of letting Rajiv convicts walk free

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Few days after the Tamil Nadu cabinet, in contract to the opinion of the central government, recommended the release of all convicts languished in the state prison in connection with the murder of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the former Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksha –the person who played a vital role in eliminating the threat of LTTE from the Lankan soil- who has reached Delhi to deliver a public lecture on the subject “Indian-Sri Lankan Relations”, has, while interacting with some media personals, indirectly opined that he would have thought differently had he been in the position of the Tamil Nadu government.

Mr Rajapaksha is considered as the most powerful rightist leader the Sinhala-majority Island nation has ever witnessed. Many Sinhala people consider him as a star icon for his contributions in bringing the threat posed by the LLTE –a terror organisation waged a two decade long brutal civil war against the state to establish a nation for the Tamil community, which is the prime minority community in the Island country- to an end.

While speaking to the media persons, he has expressed his confidence in his political future and his party’s victory in the upcoming general election in the Island country, which shares a close historical relation with India.     

 

Vignesh. S. G

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