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Sri Lanka: A Prime Minister's Dismissal Throws Colombo Into Chaos

Oct 30, 2018 | 06:30 GMT
Sri Lanka's newly appointed prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, waves to supporters after a ceremony to assume duties in Colombo on Oct.

Sri Lanka's newly appointed prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, waves to supporters after a ceremony to assume duties in Colombo on Oct. 29. Sri Lanka's political upheaval is likely to have domestic and international ramifications.

(ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The country's president has axed his erstwhile ally in favor of a former rival and strongman. The implications of the upheaval, however, will extend far beyond the island nation's shores to even affect the growing Sino-Indian rivalry. ...

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