Gamini Herath: This paper examines the important economic and political ramifications involved in post-conflict management of Sri Lanka. The paper begins with a review of the history of development and the emergence of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. This section has now been revised and shortened somewhat and the revision has been done well. The issues are clear and the description of how they developed into the ethnic crisis is well established. The paper also highlights the major turning points in the conflict, such as the anti-Tamil violence in 1981 and 1983, educational deprivation because of change in allocation policy, and so forth.

The paper adds a new dimension by examining the voting behavior between the two elections in 2010 and 2015. It uses good methodology and the results are insightful. It sheds light on the factors that resulted in the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa. It also counters the...

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