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Sri Lanka Braces for Trouble Ahead

Evan Rees
Asia-Pacific Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 18, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
Though the central government and parliament still have a few years before the next general elections, the upheaval in Sri Lankan politics -- and a round of local elections later this year -- will test the sustainability of  Sirisena's administration.
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost power in an electoral upset in 2015, but he has vowed to "topple" the current government in the coming year. The small but strategic island nation is entering another period of political upheaval.
(ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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