TikaWeeks #47/2019: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 19th November 2019

Supporters of Gotabaya Rajapaksa celebrate his election victory in Colombo (courtesy of Eranga Jayawardena/AP)

Sri Lanka has a new President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, another of the brothers from the infamous political dynasty. Running his campaign on strengthening security and the economy, his objectives seem to have struck a chord with the majority Sinhalese Buddhist community, which makes up over 70% of the island’s population, particularly following the atrocities perpetrated on Easter Sunday. However, is Gotabaya Rajapaksa the president Sri Lankans need?

If you are interested, here is a selection of articles and features on the election of the new president:

Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected president of Sri Lanka

Wartime defence chief Rajapaksa wins presidency

Sri Lanka ex defence minister wins presidency

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Gotabaya Rajapaksa inherits Sri Lanka's mammoth economic burden

'The Terminator': how Gotabaya Rajapaksa's ruthless streak led him to power

Unity hard to achieve in divided country

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's powerful new president

Categories: News, Sri Lanka

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