Date: Aug 26, 2020

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The Sri Lankan parliamentary polls, held on 5 August, after two postponements owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, has few surprises. Overall, the ruling SLPP combine of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have won close to two-third majority in the 225-member parliament — and can hope to lead a stable government for the next five years. The new administration has responsibilities on multiple fronts, starting with the economy that is facing huge problems — also because of the downslide in the mainstay tourism sector since last year’s Easter Sunday serial-blasts. What does the future hold for Sri Lanka?


N. Sathiya Moorthy, Distinguished Fellow & Head — Chennai Initiative, ORF

Vinitha Revi, Independent Researcher, South Asia