How has Sri Lanka’s political landscape transformed over the past months?

Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, analyzes the recent political developments in Sri Lanka after the fall of the powerful Mahinda Rajapaksa

June 16, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, analyzes Sri Lanka’s recent political trajectory. He describes the circumstances that led to the fall of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid a mounting economic crisis. He also talks about the failure of the new government under Ranil Wickremesinghe to come up with solutions to the economic woes of the people.

Ahilan Kadirgamar also describes the state of the opposition – both in parliament and on the streets – and looks at their ability to capitalize on the situation. He talks about the risks of yet another round of majoritarian politics emerging to the fore in the coming years as well.

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