Sri Lanka 2017: Balancing Act

Sri Lanka 2017: Balancing Act

NIAS Strategic Forecast No. 19 | Author: N Manoharan| April 2017

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To cite: N Manoharan. “Sri Lanka 2017: Balancing Act,” NIAS Strategic Forecast No. 19. Bangalore: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, April 2017.

The ‘National Unity Government’ under Maithripala Sirisena completed two years in January 2017. In the commemoration speech, President Sirisena noted that he got a mandate from the people “to restore democracy, media freedom, bring about ethnic reconciliation, to draft a new Constitution, lift the economy from the depths of indebtedness, and improve relations with the international community by following a nonaligned foreign policy.”

Fulfilling the above challenges, however, has not been easy. During 2016, the coalition government faced two main issues in the form of national reconciliation and economic development.

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About the Author: N Manoharan is Associate Professor of International Relation at Christ university.

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