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What the Rajapaksas' return means for India | Guest Column

Gotabaya Rajapaksa will pursue a pro-Sinhala majority policy at home. While dealing with India, he will use the China card.

The Rajapaksa clan has dominated Sri Lankan politics for a decade-and-a-half now, and the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the country's presidency restates that reality. The Rajapaksas are people's politicians-they speak the tongue of the Sinhala street. Their capacity to outmanoeuvre opponents is well-known. If precedent is a precept, Gotabaya, like his brother Mahinda before him, will pursue a nationalist policy that favours the Sinhala majority on the domestic

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