Jan 2015

For a fresh beginning in Sri Lanka

A peaceful transfer of power without post-election violence, after a relatively peaceful campaign, is testimony to the resilience of Sri Lanka’s democracy after experiencing civil war and semi-authoritarianism Other than among the diehard supporters of the outgoing Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, there was no doubt about the victory of Maithripala Sirisena, the common Opposition …

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State and Governance Reforms after Elections

Reforming the state as well as the practices of governance is a major political theme in Sri Lanka’s current Presidential election campaign. The arguments for state reform are framed in the language of constitutional reform. The agenda for reform in governance is presented in the discourse of ‘good governance.’ It is the opposition alliance which …

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