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Sri Lanka ex-president Rajapaksa draws strength from an elephant to face polls

By Our Political Correspondent

Aug 03, 2015 15:03 PM GMT+0530 | 4 Comment(s)

  • ELEPHANT CHARM:
    Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa sporting an elephant bracelet at a party rally in Colombo
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    Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa sporting an elephant bracelet at a party rally in Colombo
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ECONOMYNEXT - Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa added elephant hair to his armoury of mumbo jumbo to draw strength and courage to face the August 17 parliamentary elections, his latest photograph showed Monday.

Rajapaksa was seen wearing a bracelet and a ring made of several strands of elephant hair and gold and silver in addition to his usual "charm balls" and five  gem-studded rings to ward off evil and give him super natural strength.

Elephant tail hair bracelets and rings are said to bring good luck and strength to the wearer.

The former strongman appeared uneasy even as dozens of Buddhist monks at the Vihara Maha Devi park in Colombo pledged support Aug 3 for his bid to enter parliament as a member of the Kurunegala district.

Organisers said the turnout could have been a lot better and the former president was visibly upset throughout the proceedings. (Colombo/Aug03/2015 - Upate II)

 


 

4 Comments

  1. Raja December 04, 09:05 AM

    Imagine people believing in such stupid leaders resorting to manthrams and 'gurukams'. We are still living in the past.

  2. Wije August 13, 02:49 AM

    Did he kill Gotas pet elephants

  3. paddy August 09, 10:03 AM

    He is the biggest rogue

  4. chimpa August 03, 08:18 AM

    Yes sir, you had to face this difficulties because you allowed rogues to do what ever they want and in turn sir, you had to face all these difficulties. I appreciate the work done during your period and I appeal to you, if you capture power you should put all your efforts to develop this Country of which you have the capacity to do so. I wish you all the best.

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