<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-K3L4M3" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

Flat White

Sri Lanka: aftermath of a political tsunami

13 July 2022

7:00 AM

13 July 2022

7:00 AM

Members of the Sri Lankan diaspora, people like my family, have been noticeably quiet about the upheavals in their former homeland.

A casual friend, with the same family name as the deposed and disgraced rulers, assures me, ‘But we are not like them.’

Watching television reports of the people flooding through the opulent homes of the families who ruled the island, one can’t help thinking, this is how it always ends, how People Power toppled the Marcos regime in Manila, how centuries earlier, a French mob stormed the Tuileries.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Subscribe for just $2 a week

Try a month of The Spectator Australia absolutely free and without commitment. Not only that but – if you choose to continue – you’ll pay just $2 a week for your first year.

  • Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
  • The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
  • Spectator podcasts and newsletters
  • Full access to spectator.co.uk

Unlock this article



Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator Australia readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in