India views the outcome of Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections as a huge blow to the “string of pearls” strategy of China, which had built the Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka as part of its Maritime Silk Road initiative.
The victory of the coalition of parties with the ungainly name of United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Monday’s General Election will ensure that the changes brought about at the Presidential Election of January...
The Sri Lankan electorate has voted to sustain the changes that have taken place since the presidential election of January 8, when the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena scored a surprise victory over Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urged Sri Lanka’s parties on Wednesday to work together as he began forming a new government backed by minority Tamils after a surge in support for his reform-driven agenda in parliamentary elections.
In his letter, which President Sirisena had sent in his capacity as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), he has noted that there were several seniors in the SLFP who deserved the prime ministerial position in the event of a UPFA win.