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His political fortunes improved in 2019, after Easter morningexplosions that killed hundreds put many Sri Lankans on edgeabout the country’s security. For many Sinhalese, Rajapaksa offeredpromise for security amid fears of renewed violence in the country.As presidential elections slated for November approached, theSLPP announced the presidential candidacy of his brotherGotabaya, who had served as his hawkish defense minister in thefinal years of the civil war. Mahinda was made party leader thesame day, setting him up as a
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Fred Cocozzelli
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