Sri Lanka’s Agony

Issue Date July 2022
Volume 33
Issue 3
Page Numbers 92–99
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Sri Lanka’s ongoing economic crisis has led to mass protests demanding the president’s resignation and will likely end the Rajapaksa political dynasty. But the sociopolitical and economic transformations that protestors clamor for cannot happen unless the country moves away from its extant embedded ethnocracy.

About the Author

Neil DeVotta is professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University. His essay “Sri Lanka: The Return to Ethnocracy” appeared in the January 2021 issue of the Journal of Democracy.

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