Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ex-president's son facing possible court-martial in Sri Lanka for moonlighting and unauthorized foreign travel

A Sri Lankan Navy lieutenant who is the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is under investigation for having taken nearly 30 foreign trips without permission and having been head of a private company while on active duty. The disposition decision is in the hands of the incumbent president, who succeeded the officer's father and is commander in chief of the island state's armed forces. Details here.

A reasonable observer might wonder whether President Rajapaksa's successor, Maithripala Sirisena, is in a position to be impartial.

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