[Marxism] Sri Lanka: Sinhalese chauvinist wins presidential election, Tamils fear reprisals (Green Left Weekly)

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 11 17:09:04 MST 2019


There was an error in my article entitled:  "Sri Lanka: Sinhalese chauvinist wins presidential election, Tamils fear reprisals".

https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/sri-lanka-sinhalese-chauvinist-wins-presidential-election-tamils-fear-reprisals

The article originally said:

"Gotabaya Rajapaksa, regarded by many Tamils as a war criminal, won the Sri Lankan presidential election on November 16 with 52.3% of the vote. His main rival, Sajith Premadasa, received 47%. There were 35 candidates."

Actually the vote for Premadasa was 42% (not 47%).

This has now been corrected in the online version.  Of course it is too late to correct the print version.

In my original article the vote totals for the candidates exceeded 100 percent.  The fact that nobody questioned this is a bit disturbing.  Does it show a problem with innumeracy on the left?

 Chris Slee

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https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/sri-lanka-sinhalese-chauvinist-wins-presidential-election-tamils-fear-reprisals




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