Sri Lankan President Aligns with Nationalist Monks in Economic Crisis
Sinhala monks in bid to secure his political fortunes
By: Salman Rafi Sheikh
Facing a major economic and food crisis plus an increasingly uncertain political future, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is aligning with Sihala Buddhist nationalists in a bid to survive the next three years of his presidency and further consolidate his grip on the political landscape.
Increasing reliance on the nationalists…