His beloved villa has been daubed in graffiti by protesters. A museum dedicated to his father has been also ransacked. Now, former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is in hiding in a heavily fortified military base, which is protected by the armed forces.
The reversal of fortunes for the island nation's most powerful politician for decades has been giddying. A scion of the Rajapaksa family beloved by many Sri Lankans for ending a protracted civil war, the 76-year-old is now a pariah. (Text: Reuters)
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