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President appoints brother to oversee marred Kolonnawa elections

The Sri Lanka President younger brother, Basil Rajapaksa, has been appointed electoral organiser of Kolonnawa on Tuesday. Basil Rajapaksa also a senior adviser of the President and Minister of Economic Development.
The role will involve being responsible for all political and development activities of the Kolonnawa elections.

The Kolonnawa electorate saw severe violence inflicted on rival political factions where Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was killed alongside three of his supporters.

See '4 killed, 10 wounded in ruling party gun battle'