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A group of dissenting Sri Lankan Tamil lawmakers has formed a new coalition to challenge the Tamil National Alliance.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who played a key role defeating the LTTE, filed a writ petition against an attempt to arrest him for allegedly embezzling Rupees 90 million of government funds.
Notwithstanding a government ban, the 63rd birth anniversary of the slain LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran was celebrated by some leaders of a pro-Tamil party in his home town.
It was a third career win for Bottas, all of which have come this season after he was signed by Mercedes to replace the retired Nico Rosberg.
Bottas secured his second straight pole position following the Brazilian GP two weeks ago and the fourth of his career — all of them since joining Mercedes this season from Williams.
Bottas said he was ready to fight for his future as a leading F1 driver and expects a tough contest at Abu Dhabi GP.
Valtteri Bottas allowed himself a roar of delight on Saturday when he claimed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, who clinched his fourth title in Mexico two weeks ago, lost control and hit the barriers on his first flying lap after only two minutes.
A media report claimed that more than 60 Sri Lankans were subjected to physical abuse under the current government.
Hamilton posted a lap record time of 1 minute, 27.319 seconds to finish .332 ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Sebastian Vettel was third.
Bottas drives for Mercedes, the dominant team in F1. He has won two races and secured 10 podiums overall since joining this year from Williams.
The Madras High Court has quashed the Goondas act slapped upon Tamil activist Thirumurugan Gandhi and three others.
Mercedes driver Bottas has won two races this year and heads into Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix third in the standings.
Valtteri Bottas outshone Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in their slipstream in Friday's second free practice for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.
Sri Lanka's navy chief Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah said that he would implement new strategies and tactics to prevent Indian fishermen from allegedly poaching.