Screams, throws garbage, blows… on Thursday, the parliamentary session turned into a shouting match in Colombo, reflecting the chaos that has paralyzed the political life of sri lanka three weeks after the return of prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The challenge is to size: there goes the political stability of this island in the Indian ocean very indebted to China and that could see its democracy to evolve towards an authoritarian regime.
it All starts on 26 October when president Sirisena replaces brutally Ranil Wickremasinghe by Mahinda Rajapaksa who was the president of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015. This decision has significant consequences for two reasons. On the one hand, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is openly prochinois. “China has not only provided to Rajapaksa weapons to crush the guerrilla tamil (in 2009), but it has also invested in the island and has consented to Colombo loan that Sri Lanka is unable to repay”, says Christophe Jaffrelot, professor at Sciences Po and …
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