Truth vs Hype: Sri Lanka - Hope or Illusion?

PUBLISHED ON: January 17, 2015 | Duration: 18 min, 19 sec

  
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In Sri Lanka, unbelievably, the age of the Rajapaksas is over, bringing with it the promise of dramatic change. But the ghosts of the past still remain, as we uncover new details of the alleged attempt by Mahinda Rajapaksa to stage a midnight coup. But in exchange for a peaceful transition, did new President Maithripala Sirisena strike a secret deal with Rajapaska? How will Sirisena balance pressures from Sri Lanka's most powerful politicians who backed his victory, as well as ultranationalists from both sides? This week, exclusive interviews with the men who matter in the new Sri Lanka, which bring out the complex, exciting nature of the mandate.
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