Sri Lanka’s Political Crisis – India’s Interests?

As expected President Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickramasinghe and appointed Mahindra Rajpaksa as PM. And this constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka directly relates to India and China.

Three big names in Sri Lanka Politics – Maithripala Sirisena, Mahindra Rajpaksa and Ranil Wickramasinghe. While Sirisena and Rajpaksa belong to Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Ranil Wickramasinghe belongs to United National Party. Another big difference is that while Rajpaksa is pro Chinese Wickramasinghe is a pro Indian.

No doubt, this small island country if facing serious financial problem due to bad policies of Mahindra Rajpaksa government and finally, when India interfered in last elections Wickramasinghe came into power and became PM and with coalition he played pivotal role for Sirisena for president.

Now, due to the ideology differences President Sirisena sacked Wickramasinghe and appointed Rajpaksa but it’s against the constitution of the country and Indian government isn’t happy with the recent developments.

Overall, the president has used his rights but in a democracy it doesn’t reflect the positive intentions. Sri Lanka had been a close ally of India for a long time but now China has shown its colonial interests in this country. No one knows the further updates but one this for sure that their constitution doesn’t allow it.