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.