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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (2): 211–228.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Piyadasa Edirisuriya Mahinda Rajapaksa became the president of Sri Lanka in 2005 and ruled the country until his unexpected defeat in the presidential election of 2015. He crushed the militant and very powerful Tamil separatist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, by military force in 2009...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 50–55.
Published: 01 February 2017
... and loyalists to former President Rajapaksa presages political turmoil in 2017 that could imperil constitutional reform and ethnic reconciliation. Maithripala Sirisena Mahinda Rajapaksa Ranil Wickremesinghe Sri Lanka constitution minorities economy © 2017 by The Regents of the University...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 199–203.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Chandra R. de Silva The year 2015 in Sri Lanka was characterized by a democratic transfer of power from the United People’s Freedom Alliance, led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to a coalition led by the United National Party. Constitutional changes restricting presidential power, and the growth...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 60–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
... to disrupt continued high economic growth. The surprise was the January 8, 2015, election: defeating the incumbent, on January 9, former Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president. Maithripala Sirisena Mahinda Rajapaksa human rights anti-Muslim violence Sri Lanka...
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Asian Survey (2014) 54 (1): 199–205.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Nira Wickramasinghe 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...
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Asian Survey (2009) 49 (1): 59–65.
Published: 01 February 2009
... to endure high inflation in the price of essential goods and services, and the country's human rights record remained dismal. © 2009 by The Regents of the University of California. 2009 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam eastern provincial council Kilinochchi human rights Mahinda Rajapaksa SRI...