Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Brings Back a Polarising Wartime Figure (Crisis Group)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s decisive victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential election reflects voters’ concerns over security, poor economic prospects and ineffective governance – but also indicates the country’s dangerous ethnic polarisation. Many worry that Rajapaksa, a Sinhalese nationalist, will energise anti-Muslim campaigning and further alienate the Tamil community.

https://www.crisisgroup.org/asia/south-asia/sri-lanka/sri-lankas-presidential-election-brings-back-polarising-wartime-figure

Alan Keenan

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