How has Sri Lanka’s political landscape transformed over the past months?
Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, analyzes the recent political developments in Sri Lanka after the fall of the powerful Mahinda Rajapaksa
Five-time Sri Lankan PM takes over for a sixth term amid political crisis
Wickremesinghe, who is the leader of the United National Party (UNP), has already served four terms as prime minister earlier. He was appointed by incumbent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on May 12 after days of hectic political drama and deadly clashes that hit the streets with the President’s brother and former PM stepping down earlier this week
Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid massive outrage
The PM resigned shortly after his supporters attacked anti-government protesters in Colombo, leading to over 150 injuries. Later in the day, violence broke out in many parts of the country