Sri Lanka president resists militant monks and Marxists, likely to survive

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has staked her government’s future on a tsunami aid-sharing deal with Tamil Tiger guerrillas, is likely to survive a threatened walkout by her Marxist coalition partner, officials and analysts said Tuesday. President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has staked her government’s future on a tsunami aid-sharing deal with Tamil Tiger guerrillas, is likely to survive a threatened walkout by her Marxist coalition partner, officials and analysts said Tuesday. Kumaratunga must choose between appeasing the communists or risking three billion dollars in foreign aid linked to her controversial plan to disburse relief with the help of Tiger rebels.



President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has

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