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…

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