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India did not influence Rajapaksa's defeat, former Sri Lankan President says

India did not influence Rajapaksa's defeat, former Sri Lankan President says Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga denied that India had any role in her successor, Mahinda Rajapaksa's defeat at the presidential election in January. In an interview with The Hindu Ms. Kumaratunga said Rajapaksa's accusation that Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Western countries had conspired against him was not true. "No outside force had anything to do with.... Because he expected to win the election, he was in shock when he lost, and tried to look for scapegoats," she said. Ms. Kumaratunga explained that Mr. Rajapaksa was getting worse and everyone in the country starting from about two years into President Rajapaksa's regime began to turn away f...
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