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EFSAS comments on the results of the Sri Lankan Presidential Elections 2019


The geographical voting pattern at the presidential elections has clearly illustrated and confirmed the ethnic polarization that has taken deep roots in Sri Lanka. Inter-ethnic reconciliation continues to be centrally relevant to any recovery and reform agenda for post-civil war Sri Lanka. It is a factor that Gotabaya and his brothers would need to address with sensitivity, and on priority, if they intend to fulfill their poll promises of extracting the country from its present state of deep economic crisis and stagnation and ushering in an era of security and political stability.