People & Politics

Rajapaksa defeated in presidential election

By The Editors

9 January 2015

A look at our recent coverage of Sri Lankan politics.
Photo: Flickr / Vikalpa | Groundviews | Maatram | CPA

Photo: Flickr / Vikalpa | Groundviews | Maatram | CPA

As Maithripala Sirisena defeats President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s 2015 presidential election, a look at our recent coverage of the country.

In the run up to the election, Tisaranee Gunasekara examines how the dynastic ambition of the Rajapaksas faces an unprecedented challenge. (December 2014)

Tisaranee Gunasekara on the increasing economic clout of the Sri Lankan military. (October 2014)

Our assessment of President Rajapaksa’s speech at the 2014 SAARC Summit. (November 2014)

Ahilan Kadirgamar on the need for democratic mobilisation of resources and a politics of self-reflexivity in Sri Lanka. (February 2014)

Sinthujan Varatharajah on the questionable choice of producing Midnight’s Children in Sri Lanka. (October 2013)

60 years after the Great Hartal, Ahilan Kadirgamar on the legacy of the event in contemporary Sri Lanka. (August 2013)

 

 

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