“The ‘traitor’ and the ‘patriot’!” by Dharisha Bastians

With that election, the man who had paid the LTTE Rs. 500 million to effect a polls boycott, became the supra-patriot in an end-justifies-the-means argument. Ranil Wickremesinghe, who had refused to give into the Tiger’s political demands, became a traitor.

via: http://www.ft.lk/2015/02/26/the-traitor-and-the-patriot/

“Govt. deploying troops to intimidate voters: Ranil” by Meera Srinivasan

Sri Lanka’s opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has accused the government of deploying troops to intimidate Sri Lanka’s minority Tamils from voting in the upcoming presidential polls.

via: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/govt-deploying-troops-to-intimidate-voters-ranil/article6745749.ece