The year 2013 witnessed a further consolidation of the power of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his loyalists of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance. The country’s high economic growth continued amid allegations of corruption and nepotism. The regime’s past and present human rights record came under serious scrutiny.
Sri Lanka in 2013: Post-war Oppressive Stability
Nira Wickramasinghe is Chair of Modern South Asian Studies and Head of Asian Studies at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Nira Wickramasinghe; Sri Lanka in 2013: Post-war Oppressive Stability. Asian Survey 1 February 2014; 54 (1): 199–205. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.1.199
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