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Current History. 2019; 118807137–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2019.118.807.137
Published: 01 April 2019
... Lanka China India civil war reconciliation transitional justice Tamils Buddhists Muslims Mahinda Rajapaksa democracy constitution debt trap 137 Sri Lanka s ethnoreligious divisions are bound to continue as long as the likes of Rajapaksa dominate the island s political scene. Sri...
Current History. 2017; 116789130–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.789.130
Published: 01 April 2017
... unexpect- ed defeat of the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa in the January 2015 presidential election, which was seen as either the beginning of, or a critical turn- ing point in, Sri Lanka s postwar transition. This victory for a coalition of Sri Lanka s two largest parties, the United National Party (UNP) and...
Current History. 2010; 109726158–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2010.109.726.158
Published: 01 April 2010
... Vulgar Patriotism nirA WiCkrAMASinghe On January 27, 2010, incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa was declared the win-ner of Sri Lanka s sixth presidential elec- tion. He triumphed over his main challenger, former army commander Sarath Fonseka, with a comfortable tally of 58 percent to 40 percent. The...