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Firecrackers in Celebration of Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Election Win.

▶️ Supporters of Gotabaya Rajapaksa celebrate his presidential election victory in Colombo, Sri Lanka Sunday, November 17.
👉 Rajapaksa oversaw the military defeat of Tamil separatists under his brother and then president Mahinda Rajapaksa 10 years ago. He has promised strong leadership to secure the island of 22 million people, the majority of whom are Sinhalese Buddhists.
Rajapaksa, 70, would be the latest nationalist leader swept to power across the world, tapping into the anger and fears of majority communities.
He and his brothers, who are expected to get key positions, are also seen as closer to China, which has invested billions of dollars building ports, expressways and power stations.
But these projects have also led to high debt levels for Sri Lanka. (VOA/AFP)
LINK: https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/former-sri-lanka-defense-chief-set-become-president

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