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By Patrick Peebles

Sri Lanka has had a celebrated historical past, a protracted colonial previous, and because independence in 1948 has gone through a chain of crises and political experiments. It has had a impressive checklist of electorate turning out unpopular governments, usually by way of sweeping margins. On eight January 2015 electorate back played this feat whilst Maithripala Sirisena, representing a coalition of disparate events, defeated Mahinda Rajapaksa for the presidency. Rajapaksa was once turning the kingdom clear of its democratic background in the direction of authoritarianism and militarism. self sufficient Sri Lanka’s economic climate stagnated for many years earlier than it all started to develop within the Nineteen Eighties. It has had major monetary progress because the finish of the 26-year struggle opposed to the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009. even though reconciliation among the Sinhalese Buddhist majority and Hindu, Muslim and Christian minorities turns out far away, customers for Sri Lanka look higher than they've been for decades.

The ancient Dictionary of Sri Lanka features a chronology, an creation, appendixes, and an in depth bibliography. The dictionary part has over seven-hundred cross-referenced entries on vital personalities, politics, economic system, international relatives, faith, and tradition. This booklet is a superb entry element for college kids, researchers, and somebody eager to understand extra approximately Sri Lanka.

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