In 2016 Sri Lanka saw political stability and some initiatives toward ethnic reconciliation. The economy continued to grow steadily. Some progress was made toward a better institutional infrastructure to protect human rights. However, hostility between President Sirisena and loyalists to former President Rajapaksa presages political turmoil in 2017 that could imperil constitutional reform and ethnic reconciliation.
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Research Article| February 01 2017
Sri Lanka in 2016: Gradual Progress and New Challenges
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 50–55.
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Chandra R. De Silva; Sri Lanka in 2016: Gradual Progress and New Challenges. Asian Survey 1 February 2017; 57 (1): 50–55. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.50
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