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Is Post-War Sri Lanka Following the 'Military Business Model'?

Under President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rule, Sri Lanka is morphing more and more into a neo-liberal militarised state where the "Milbus" model - that describes the role of the army in Pakistan - is being replicated. This does not portend well for the people of the civil war-ravaged country.

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Is Post-War Sri Lanka Following years since the end of the war, emergency rule remains in place and the defence sec
the ‘Military Business Model’? tor, including the budget, has not been downsized, right-sized or restructured for
  peacetime operations; on the contrary, it
  has been on a constant rise. The army is
Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake composed of over 2,10,000 personnel in a

Under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s rule, Sri Lanka is morphing more and more into a neo-liberal militarised state where the “Milbus” model – that describes the role of the army in Pakistan – is being replicated. This does not portend well for the people of the civil war-ravaged country.

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