Although Sri Lankans have been protesting against bad governance, there are deep societal and political divisions behind the curtains.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, there are "strong executive powers for the president, who is directly elected have only been somewhat curtailed by recent reforms". Also see our articles on the Tamil people.
Sri Lanka’s leadership openly practices nepotism. Demonstrations in recent months have openly demanded an end to the practice.
Sunday, Sri Lanka enforced a temporary social media ban nationwide to quell public unrest sparked by unprecedented economic hardship.
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s three brothers and two of his nephews now hold key positions in his administration.
Forced disappearances are common occurrence in Sri Lanka but families of victims are now demanding answers and justice from authorities.
New report describes government repression of activists, journalists, lawyers, and the families of victims.
Some muslim politicians in Sri Lankan have resigned, giving room for government to investigate allegations on links to Islamic extremist militants.
In the wake of the terrible Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, that government shut down access to Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and other social media.
A keener eye of the religious breakdown of Sri Lanka would give us a better insight on the ”social overlapping differences” present which gives rise to the ressentiment.
President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from Western powers.