Sri Lanka Needs More Reforms to Turn the Page on the Rajapaksa Era

In Sri Lanka, a protest over the economy and debt crisis created by the Rajapaksa brothers
Protesters dressed as then-Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, right, and his brothers Basil and Mahinda demonstrate in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 18, 2022 (AP photo by Eranga Jayawardena).

As Sri Lanka tries to regain its footing after its economic collapse this year, legislators have introduced changes to the constitution, limiting the power of what was a dominant presidency. The question is whether Sri Lanka will be able to implement more wide-ranging reforms needed to prevent another disaster in the future.

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