Sri Lanka stunned as Rajapaksa election gamble fails to pay off

By Oliver Walton

(This blog was oringially posted at – The Conversation)

Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been defeated in the country’s historic presidential elections. Sri Lankans are shocked at the scale and manner of Rajapaksa’s defeat, which has brought his tenure to an abrupt halt after nine highly controversial years. Continue reading