A street-fighter politician who maintained an image of security, stability but failed on economic front

Mahinda Rajapaksa, the wily 76-year-old patriarch of the powerful Rajapaksa clan, was once known as Sri Lanka’s man for all seasons, but the first anti-government protests triggered by the island nation’s first economic turmoil turned out to be a tsunami that forced him to resign as the prime minister. The island nation’s worst economic crisis … Read more