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Politics of Family Business in Sri Lanka




Dynasty rule has always been a point of discussion for the world. This can be compared to nepotism.



There is a saying that if 100% people have chance to take advantage with evil motive, then 99.99% will take advantage. This fact applies to Politicians specially. They tend to take advantage in each and everything but what if all the powerful position in the country is held by your family then it is a common sense to know that whatever you will like you would do that and who cares. Would you not treat it as family business? That's what happened in Sri Lanka. One family holding 9 cabinet positions, seven cabinet posts and about 75% of total budget. The Name of the family is Rajapaksa family.





Let’s see:-

1- Gotabaya Rajapaksa- President of Sri Lanka.

2- Mahinda Rajapaksa- Prime minister of Sri Lanka & also former President.

These are two pillars of their family and two brothers and their sons, nephew and niece hold many powerful positions like Irrigation ministry, Secretary to prime minister, Agriculture ministry etc.

There total family used to be in Politics since the day Sri Lanka got independence.


In 2019, when the new government took place, they passed three laws:-

1- There will be no legal Proceedings against President.

2- President can decide and appoint the ministers including the Prime minister.

3- President can dissolve Parliament at any time after 1 year from the General Elections.

These laws were totally biased and led a foundation stone of destruction of Sri Lanka.

After the Protests erupted and got violent all the cabinet and prime minister resigned.


Hope You like the blog.

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