Rajapaksa Family Rule Undermines Sri Lankan Democracy

‘War criminal’ president dangerously consolidates power with military appointments

By: Salman Rafi Sheikh

Sri Lanka’s high literacy rate and its relatively well-established electoral democratic roots, notwithstanding the return of the rule of the Rajapaksa family, have put the country on a path that, if allowed to be traversed unchecked, will have major implications for the future of democracy and electoral politics.

When Gotabaya Raja…

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