Maithripala Sirisena

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Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign website (which has been archived separately) was, after his election as President of Sri Lanka, transformed into his official website.

Download the complete archive (taken on 27 January 2015) here.

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Maithripala Sirisena – 2015 campaign website

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Maithripala Sirisena stood against Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2015 Presidential Election (held on 8th January 2015). His campaign website was archived on three occasions.

Access all the archives from here.

The archives are from 27 December 2014, 1 January 2015 and 10 January 2015.

Mahinda Rajapaksa – 2015 campaign website

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Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 2015 re-election campaign website (which was based on WordPress and commercially produced) was offline at the time of writing this post, re-affirming the value of the multiple versions archived over December 2014 and the first week of January 2015.

All the archives of the former President’s campaign website can be accessed here.

There are five archives from 9, 17 and 22 December 2014, 1 January 2015 and finally, on 10 January 2015.

Ministry of Defence website

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Defence.lk was, under the Rajapaksa administration, a notorious website used to attack journalists and civil society activists. The content posted on the site, usually without attribution, frequently featured hate speech and content that targeted activists, independent journalists, websites, civil society institutions and NGOs under the guise of national security. Content on defence.lk was so bad, it even forced retrations and the deletion of content that offended India.

The current archive of defence.lk was taken on 26th January 2015. It is large, at nearly 2Gb. Download it here.

Namal Rajapaksa

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Namal Rajapaksa is the son of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This archive of his official website was taken in January 2015.

Download it here.

Screen Shot 2017-02-18 at 5.40.34 PM.jpgBy 2017, the website above had ceased to exist, but Namal maintained a blog site – http://www.namalrajapaksablog.com. The first archive of this site was taken in February 2017. Download it here.

Download the second archive, taken on 11 December 2017, here.