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Asian Survey. 2019; 591108–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.108
Published: 01 February 2019
...Sree Padma The highlight of Maithripala Sirisena’s presidency came in its very beginning when he ended a decade of autocracy by restoring democracy. And when rivalry with his own prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, devolved into a constitutional crisis, Sirisena was forced to abide by the...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601207–212 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.207
Published: 01 February 2020
...- madasa, trailed him with 42% of the vote. These elections ended a year-long political impasse. The good governance coalition of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, which had assumed power in 2015 with much fanfare, had become almost entirely dysfunctional after the...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 581120–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.120
Published: 01 February 2018
... were tied in many ways, as he had to contend with (1) opposition within the UPFA, of whose members almost half sup- ported the former president, Rajapakse; (2) ideological opposition within his own government, with UNP leader Wickremesinghe as prime minister; (3) a hard-line Buddhist-nationalist party...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 57150–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.50
Published: 01 February 2017
... loyalists to former President Rajapaksa presages political turmoil in 2017 that could imperil constitutional reform and ethnic reconciliation. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Maithripala Sirisena Mahinda Rajapaksa Ranil Wickremesinghe Sri Lanka constitution minorities...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 561199–203 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.199
Published: 01 February 2016
... Sirisena Mahinda Rajapaksa Ranil Wickremesinghe Sri Lanka constitutional amendment human rights economic growth CHANDRA R. DE SILVA Sri Lanka in 2015 A Year of Change ABSTRACT The year 2015 in Sri Lanka was characterized by a democratic transfer of power from the United People s Freedom Alliance...
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Asian Survey. 2005; 45198–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2005.45.1.98
Published: 01 February 2005
... had been elected in December 2001 and was slated to govern until 2007, but in February 2004, Kumaratunga used her presidential powers to sack the government headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, dis- solve Parliament, and call for new elections on April 2 the third election in four years. She...
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Asian Survey. 2002; 421177–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2002.42.1.177
Published: 01 February 2002
... invited to, the PA decided not to join the UNP and form a national government. The president allowed the new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, a free hand in selecting his cabinet and declined to take charge of any of the portfolios. 5. Hindu, December 8, 2001. 6. The four parties are the Tamil United...
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Asian Survey. 2000; 401219–225 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3021236
Published: 01 January 2000
...% of the vote to win a second six-year term as president. Her closest rival, Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the opposition and the United Na- tional Party (UNP), obtained 42.71% of the vote. The year 1999 was dominated by elections, including a provincial election at the end of January followed by...
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Asian Survey. 1994; 342168–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2645118
Published: 01 February 1994
... president, and Ranil Wickremesinghe, a young cabinet minister with a strong political lineage, was appointed prime minister. The new administration was quick to assure foreign governments and investors that it would continue the open economy and privatization policies. Some early actions, such as...
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Asian Survey. 1990; 302144–149 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2644892
Published: 01 February 1990
... try to implement the World Bank stabilization demands (e.g., reduction of state spending and subsidies). This brought the release of the frozen funds and an unan- ticipated economic recovery loan of US$50 million. Further, Industry Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe returned from the Paris Aid Consortium...