Is the Rajapaksa political dynasty about to end? | Politics News


From: Inside Story

Sri Lanka’s strongest political household faces escalating protests over an financial disaster and claims of corruption.

For months, protesters have been chanting “go house”, telling Sri Lanka’s strongest political household that it’s time to go away.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother, former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, are accused of corruption and mismanaging the financial system.

Mahinda’s resignation on Monday did not quell public anger.

Shortages of gasoline, meals and drugs introduced hundreds onto the streets in protests that had been principally peaceable till this week.

The place does Sri Lanka go from right here?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay

Visitors:

Harsha de Silva – Member of parliament

Ganeshan Wignaraja – Senior analysis affiliate, Abroad Improvement Institute

Bhavani Fonseka – Senior researcher, Centre for Coverage Options

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