Shiyana Gunasekara is a Fulbright Scholar doing research in Sri Lanka. She is a foreign policy enthusiast, particularly regarding South Asia.
Earlier this evening, I witnessed the inauguration of Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s 7th** President, after one of the closest elections in the island’s history. Former President Rajapaska was trying for an unprecedented third term, thanks to the 18thamendment his party facilitated, allowing for unlimited terms. Elections were called two years in advance for a varietyREAD MORE