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Sri Lanka housing minister vows to tap wartime army chief if elected president

Reuters Thursday, 10 October 2019
Sri Lanka's presidential frontrunner housing minister Sajith Premadasa launched his campaign on Thursday, promising to appoint a wartime army chief as head of national security should he win the ‪Nov. 16 presidency in a nation still reeling from Easter Sunday Islamist attacks.
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