Flourishing and declining of Rajapaksa's era in Sri Lanka



Sri Lanka is facing huge turmoil as the country is facing an economic crisis, people are facing huge power cuts, and a scarce supply of natural gas and fuel. The Rajapaksa dynasty angers Sri Lankans as this dynasty is responsible for the economic bankruptcy. The Rajapaksa family has dominated Sri Lanka's politics for over twenty years, and they run the Srilankan government as if it was their own family business. The Rajapaksa family is patriarchal; Don Alwin Rajapaksa was the co-founder of the Sri Lankan Freedom Party and was in the government during the 60s. His sons Chaminda, Mahinda, and Gotabaya happily followed in their father's footsteps.



Mahinda Rajapaksa is the one who played a prominent role in increasing the families' dominance in Srilankan politics. He became the prime minister and had a two-term presidency from 2005-15. He launched an all-out civil war in the Northern and Eastern areas of Sri Lanka against the LTTE. His brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa was an army man, and hence he played a prominent role as the Defence Secretary.


Gotabaya succeeded Mahinda, but due to the downfall of the economic crisis Gotabaya stepped down as the President of Sri Lanka. He left the country, and Basil Rajapaksa, who was in charge of the economy, was stopped in Srilanka. Increased communalism and the economy's downfall led to the collapse of the Srilankan government and the Rajapaksa dynasty.



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