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Understanding the current regime

By Sunil Bastian - Wed Jan 04, 9:07 am

Featured image courtesy Straits Times

Note: This is the expanded version of an article published on Sri Lanka Brief.

Soon it will be two years since the election of President Sirisena. His victory was consolidated in the general election held in August 2015. There was a lot of euphoria when this regime change took place. I was amused to see some even calling it a revolution. After two years the contours of this regime and what to expect from it is becoming clearer. Definitely, it is far from any kind of a revolution. What I am concerned with is whether this regime could at least provide leadership to reforms that can lay the foundation for a society that will be able to negotiate its problems without recourse to violence either from the state or non-state actors….

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