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” the letter read. who wrote the first film, 2015 of the Duke of Cambridge with his son Prince George as he arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, Duchess of Cambridge along with baby Prince George visit Taronga Zoo on April 20, Pennsylvania and Wisconsineach a state with a top-tier Senate race. must be thinking What happened here" First elected in 2005 Rajapaksa won a second term in 2010 cashing in on widespread support among the countrys Sinhalese Buddhist majority months after leading the Sri Lankan army to victory over separatists from the countrys Tamil minority to end a decades-long civil war The UN estimates that as many as 40000 Tamil civilians may have died in blood-soaked final weeks of the conflict With his popularity soaring in the majority community Rajapaksa embarked on a project to beef up the countrys already powerful executive presidency Meanwhile members of his extended family popped up in official posts around the Sri Lankan state despite allegations of widespread corruption Civil society activists and dissidents complained of intimidation and spoke of a climate of fear Against this troubling backdrop and with no viable opposition figure in sight Rajapaksa appeared to be heading for another victory when he called early presidential elections in January Then out of nowhere came Sirisena who promised to dismantle executive presidency and devolve power to Parliament The countrys Tamil and other minorities that had been sidelined under Rajapaksa backed him as did a significant section of the Sinhala Buddhist majority that had grown tired of Rajapaksas strongman ways Holding out the hope of a move toward national reconciliation he also vowed to setup an independent domestic enquiry into war-time rights abuses 2 Since taking office Sirisena been constrained by a divided Parliament Although Januarys election gave him the keys to the presidency Sirisena has been hamstrung by a lack of support in Parliament with many members of his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) remaining loyal to their former leader Rajapaksa Teaming up with Ranil Wickremesinghe the leader of the much smaller United National Party to form a coalition government Sirisena promised to implement an ambitious 100-day program when he took office covering among other issues the devolution of power from the presidency an overhaul of the electoral system and a new right to information (RTI) law He told TIME that he would also announce the domestic enquiry into war-time rights abuses by the end of June But his 100-day agenda remains incomplete He has succeeded in imposing some checks on the presidency but electoral reform and the proposed RTI bill had to be shelved Meanwhile the government is yet to announce the details of the domestic probe 3 Now Rajapaksa wants to return as Prime Minister As Sirisena struggled to implement his agenda Rajapaksa returned to his home in southern Sri Lanka to plot a comeback meeting supporters and visiting Buddhist temples while his allies in Colombo resisted the new governments attempts to reform with protests and no-confidence motions in Parliament In early July soon after Sirisena set the ball rolling for the Aug 17 election by dissolving the legislature Rajapaksa announced that he would contest a seat under the banner of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) a coalition of parties led by the SLFP His aim is to become Prime Minister Throughout his campaign he repeatedly denied allegations of corruption against his family and invoked the military victory over the Tamil separatists that won him re-election in 2005 portraying himself as a force for stability "This is an election that will decide the entire future of our country both in economic and political terms The 2005 presidential election was a turning point in our history" he told the Island a local newspaper on Aug 11 "If we had not won that election the whole history of this nation would have been different" In a bid to fan nationalist sentiments in the majority community he added: "Today we dont have a stable government national finances are in a major crisis and separatist forces are once again destabilizing the country" The prospect of Rajapaksas return to the political fray is an unsettling one for many particularly activists and dissidents who had faced intimidation or arrest during his time in power "It is a really scary thought" said human rights activist Ruki Fernando who was detained under the Rajapaksa regime while investigating the arrest of a Tamil campaigner against political disappearances "There are incidents of intimidation of police preventing protests and arrests but the intensity of such actions and the numbers have reduced [since Sirisena came to power]" 4 But the revival of a murder probe has turned up the heat on Rajapaksas campaign On Aug 10 police in Sri Lanka exhumed the remains of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen whose charred body was recovered from his burned-out car in May 2012 Initially reported to have died in a car crash a Sirisena government spokesman claimed recently that Thajudeen had been tortured and murdered by members of Rajapaksas presidential security guard The case was reopened this year amid allegations that the rugby players death might be linked to a dispute between him and one of Rajapaksas sons a claim that the former President denies "First they tried to portray us as thieves and when they have no proof of corruption to produce after seven months of investigations they are now trying to say that we murdered people" he told the Island "This is why bodies are being exhumed in the middle of an election" But the case could be "potentially very explosive" Paikiasothy Sarvanamuttu a Sri Lankan political analyst and director of the Colombo-based Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) told Reuters "It might go right to the top" 5 As campaigning ends the outcome remains uncertain As election day nears Sirisenas staff is preparing for a hung Parliament according to an official who spoke to TIME Minority votes are likely to go in favor of Sirisenas supporters while one recent CPA opinion poll showed that although Rajapaksa retained the backing of many Sinhalese Buddhists with 36% favoring him as the next Prime Minister a significant section of the majority community also supported his chief rival and Sirisenas ally Ranil Wickremesinghe who was backed by nearly 32% according to the Wall Street Journal Meanwhile although he failed to stop Rajapaksa from securing a UPFA nomination Sirisena has sharpened his attacks on his former boss in recent days issuing a letter saying that he would not appoint him as Prime Minister even if the UPFA coalition wins a majority "There are eminently suitable seniors in the party from whom I can pick a Prime Minister" he wrote according to excerpts translated into English by the Press Trust of India news agency "Not only you [sic] held two terms you deprived the party seniors opportunities by trying to stay on forever" Whether Sirisena could carry out this threat likely depends on the level of support his rival receives And campaign posturing aside whether or not the Rajapaksa is able to fulfill his ambition for a comeback will ultimately hinge on the verdict of the same constituency that sent him packing in January the Sri Lankan people Contact us at [email protected] 2017 issue of TIME.

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