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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 February 2019
... democratic norms he had restored. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Sinhala Sirisena Sri Lanka Tamil Wickremesinghe SREE PADMA Sri Lanka in 2018 Seeking a Way Forward ABSTRACT The highlight of Maithripala Sirisena s presidency came in its very beginning when he ended a...
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (4): 726–746.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Gamini Herath In 2015, the UN proposed the Sustainable Development Goals; they were accepted by 193 countries. Sri Lanka faces many challenges in implementing the SDGs. The lack of reliable and recent data is a serious issue. Another issue is the weak institutional capacity of Sri Lanka, which has...
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...
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 50–55.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Chandra R. De Silva 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...
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 of...
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 60–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
... 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. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Maithripala Sirisena...
Asian Survey (2014) 54 (1): 199–205.
Published: 01 February 2014
... human rights record came under serious scrutiny. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Mahinda Rajapaksa human rights Northern Provincial Council chief justice impeachment Sri Lanka NIRA WICKRAMASINGHE Sri Lanka in 2013 Post-war Oppressive Stability ABSTRACT The year...
Asian Survey (2012) 52 (3): 595–616.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Sandra Destradi This article focuses on India's relationship with Sri Lanka in examining why a regional power failed to manage a conflict in its immediate neighborhood. Historical and domestic factors help explain India's largely hands-off policy (1991–2006). In contrast, regional and international...
Asian Survey (2010) 50 (1): 104–111.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Jayadeva Uyangoda Political developments in Sri Lanka in 2009 centered primarily around the end of the protracted civil war between the state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), with the total military defeat of the LTTE. Sri Lanka subsequently entered an uncertain phase of post-civil...
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (6): 1021–1051.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the defense forces, and political machinations bode further ill for the island's democratic and polyethnic future. ©© 2009 By the Regents of the University of California Sri Lanka LTTE eelam terrorism Sinhalese Buddhist Nationalism Asian Survey, Vol. 49, Issue 6, pp. 1021 1051, ISSN 0004...
Asian Survey (2007) 47 (1): 99–104.
Published: 01 February 2007
... political forces. The economy continued to grow, although troubling indicators emerged toward the end of 2006. ©© 2007 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2007 ethnic conflict Sri Lanka peace negotiations local elections political economy 99 Asian Survey...