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A Year of Political Rights and Economic Wrongs

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - Sun Aug 21, 1:31 am

Photo courtesy International Business Times

One year after winning the parliamentary election of August 2015, the government is on track politically.

One year after winning the parliamentary election of August 2015, the government is straying economically.

In the year gone by, Sri Lanka has moved towards greater democratisation and reconciliation. The pace may not be to everyone’s satisfaction; much remains to be done – and undone; but the overall direction cannot be in doubt.

Economically the government has veered sharply from its initial promises. It is bereft of a clear vision or a strategy, teetering from one mistake to the next and increasingly willing to borrow from the Rajapaksa economic copybook….

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