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Aragalaya Movement

Between April and July 2022, there emerged in southern Sri Lanka an unprecedented political uprising in the modern history of the country—the Aragalaya movement. It brought together a new alliance of forces against the government, uniting all forms of communities from multiple ideologies, the mass movements of youth from the left and the right, lawyers, trade unions, and women’s and religious groups. This article is an exploration of the contingent efficacy of the politics of this movement, both the possibilities it enabled and the limits that circumscribed it.

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