Sri Lanka’s election thwarts Rajapaksa and sets the scene for deeper reform

By Oliver Walton

(This blog was oringially posted at The Conversation)

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election appears to have delivered a firm endorsement of the ruling United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) coalition. The result scotches an attempted political comeback by the country’s former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and consolidates the position of Maithripala Sirisena, who defeated him in the presidential elections in January. Continue reading