Sri Lanka protesters mock Rajapaksas' superstitions

Mrs Sandhya Eknaligoda, wife of abducted cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda, was among the first to use the Rajapaksas' beliefs against them. PHOTO: AFP
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COLOMBO - For Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the 6.9 million votes he received in the 2019 election was a point of pride. He routinely reminded the public that it was the highest secured by a candidate ever.

Today, however, the number has become a point of ridicule with his popularity souring halfway into his five-year presidential term.

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