Meet Sri Lanka’s all-powerful Rajapaksa family, under fire amid country’s worst economic crisis

Anger is boiling over in Sri Lanka at the country’s worst economic crisis since independence in 1948, much of it directed at the island nation’s all-powerful Rajapaksa family. Late Thursday hundreds of people tried to storm the home of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the current president and one of four politically active brothers. In a night of violence one person was injured and 45 were arrested. Here is a profile of the clan, which has held sway over the nation’s politics for decades and which returned…

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