Opinion | An election that could threaten Sri Lankan democracy3 min read . Updated: 20 Oct 2019, 09:53 PM IST
A Gotabaya presidency, which looks likely, would revive Mahinda Rajapaksa’s corrosive legacy
One of Asia’s oldest democracies may be in jeopardy. Sri Lanka’s presidential election next month is expected to bring to power another member of the Rajapaksa family, whose affinity for authoritarianism, violence and corruption is well known. While Sri Lanka’s democracy survived the last test—an attempted constitutional coup by outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena a year ago—it may not survive a Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency.
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