Video: India’s World On Sri Lanka’s Presidential Poll

Video: India’s World On Sri Lanka’s Presidential Poll

images-11During a political discussion that was hosted yesterday on Rajya Sabha TV – an Indian cable TV network run by the Indian government, experts on political and international relations have pointed out that that reasons that drove President Rajapaksa to hold the Presidential polls two years ahead of schedule would have been a combination that includes the erosion of the political coalition he built to come into power, to remain better protected from international pressures and to avoid running the risk of losing the elections two years later. It was pointed out by the experts however that the polls would hardly provide concrete solutions to any of the issues he seeks to find remedies for.

The program was attended by Professor SD Muni – an academic and an expert on South Asia, Professor Kanwal Sibal who was India’s former foreign secretary and Srinivas Ramani – the senior assistant editor of Economic and Political Weekly.