WorldViews: Why M.I.A. is angry about Sri Lanka’s election

By Ishaan Tharoor, January 7, 2015

A few months ago, no one could imagine that a presidential election in Sri Lanka would be a real contest. The country's sitting president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has consolidated his grip to such an extent in recent years that many observers see him as a de facto autocrat. In November, Rajapaksa decided to call early elections to extend his mandate beyond the decade he has already been in power. But the move backfired badly.Read full article >>