President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, worsening an already major political crisis, has drawn criticism from Western powers.
Sri Lanka articles on Democracy Chronicles
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 ruling alliance was humiliated in elections against the party of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse
Budding democracy gets boost from widespread use of Sri Lanka social media among youth voters
The ruling party of Sri Lanka wins victory over previous government during peaceful day of voting
If these polls go well, Sri Lanka elections may just be able to build a nation based on democracy
President seeks mandate for further reform in Sri Lanka Parliament election following on changes
Chinese foreign policy strategy of influence peddling with heavy handed approach finds few takers
Dropping preferential voting in favor of Sri Lanka proportional representation to build peace
Anti-corruption charity Transparency International Sri Lanka warns elections vulnerable to fraud
Relations between India and Sri Lanka sour amid slip in freedoms on post-civil war island