Political Sparring over Easter Sunday Investigations and SOFA with US

Though three months have passed since the Jihadi terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday on April 21, Sri Lanka does not seem to have rectified the aberrations that led to the attacks despite 12 days of getting detailed information on the impending attacks. The Parliamentary select committee inquiry into the attacks has revealed damage done to national security apparatus and governance due to the continuing power struggle between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The President–PM cold war is likely to continue till November 2019 when the presidential elections in November 2019. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has emerged as a challenger in the presidential race, queering the pitch of the main contenders from Sirisena-led Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Wickremesinghe-led United National Party (UNP).  The ruling UNP has formed the National Democratic Front (NDF) with existing partners, while talks will soon start for the SLPP to join hands with SLPP, which has already formed its own front...............................

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