Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa salutes and greets the Buddhist clergy prior to assuming duties as the new Prime Minister in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: EPA
Kalinga Seneviratne
Opinion

Opinion

Kalinga Seneviratne

The West is upset about Sri Lanka’s sacked PM, but it’s not about democracy

  • Prevailing media narrative does not reveal the internal tensions and external pressures that saw former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe sacked
  • New leader Mahinda Rajapakse’s budget, due later this month, could legitimise his rule

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Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa salutes and greets the Buddhist clergy prior to assuming duties as the new Prime Minister in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: EPA
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