Indian view on Sri Lanka’s mid-term presidential poll

ballot box During a political discussion that was hosted 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.Indian commentators give their views on the recently announced Presidential election through an Indian perspective in a rajyasabhatv programme on 25 November 2014. The panel consisted Kanwal Sibal (Former Foreign Secretary) ; Prof. S D Muni (Subject Expert) ; Srinivas Ramani (Subject Expert)


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