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Sri Lanka's president Rajapaksa cements family power as brothers join cabinet

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Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes prime minister and finance minister, another becomes agriculture minister Sri Lanka’s new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has begun concentrating power within his own powerful family, appointing one brother Mahinda as both prime minister and finance minister and another brother as minister of agriculture. Gotabaya Rajapaksa , the candidate for the SLPP, the Sinhalese-Buddhist...

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