THE SIRISENA SURGE: WHY MAHINDA IS STILL WAY AHEAD

November 22, 2014 8:46 AM

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THE SIRISENA SURGE: WHY MAHINDA IS STILL WAY AHEAD

Two cheers then for Maithripala Sirisena whose act of resistance and rebellion is truly heroic. Why cheer at all? And why two cheers instead of three? Hearty cheers are entirely warranted because Maithripala Sirisena has produced a Black Swan event; a real game changer.

Having argued in the print and electronic media for years that Ranil Wickremesinghe should not be the Opposition’s presidential candidate, that a viable Opposition candidate must be one whose profile would cut into the incumbent’s monopoly of populist-patriotism, and as someone who has commended Mai...

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