May 27, 2017

Sri Lanka’s Vertical Theory of Democracy

A view of an election rally of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in North Western Province's Kurunegala District on September 17, 2013. (Photo via President Mahinda Rajapaksa's office)

I feel we are living in a vertical democracy. As the President of the country stated, we do have elections on a regular basis. We are governed by a Constitution, which establishes democratic institutions of governance. One can check the boxes: Sri Lanka has an Executive, Parliament, a Judiciary, and universal franchise is an age-old tradition in the country. This ... Read More »