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Rathindra Kuruwita

Rathindra Kuruwita

Rathindra Kuruwita is a journalist and a researcher from Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Rathindra Kuruwita is a journalist and a researcher from Colombo, Sri Lanka. He holds an MSc in Strategic Studies from S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, Singapore. He was also a fellow at Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, USA, and a participant in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) conducted by the U.S. Department of State. He writes on security and international relations for several publications and has written extensively on the Sri Lanka-China relationship. Follow him on X.

Posts by Rathindra Kuruwita
July 09, 2024

Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Deal: Economic Relief or Creditor Windfall?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The agreement further entangles Sri Lanka in an exploitative global debt system that prioritizes creditor profits over the country's development and people's welfare.

July 01, 2024

Sri Lanka’s Defense Cooperation with India: Strengthening Ties or Strategic Dependence?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Exposing a large segment of a country's military officers to the thinking and training of a foreign power, especially one so near, can have significant consequences.
June 17, 2024

Adani’s Wind Power Project in Sri Lanka Hits Rough Weather

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Criticism of Adani projects is not new in Sri Lanka. For the first time now, a public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court against Adani Green Energy.

May 27, 2024

Why Sri Lanka Should Take Islamist Radicalization More Seriously

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The arrest of four Sri Lankan ISIS operatives in India underscores the persisting threat posed by Islamist extremism in the country.

May 14, 2024

Sri Lanka Heads Toward a Pivotal Presidential Poll

By Rathindra Kuruwita
In recent years, elections have been repeatedly postponed. Will that be the fate of the presidential election too?

April 29, 2024

Will the Uma Oya Multipurpose Project Impress Sri Lankan Voters?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Many are concerned about the negative environmental and social impact of the project, and see the publicity surrounding the inauguration as an election gimmick.
April 24, 2024

Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Talks With Private Bondholders Hit a Snag

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Is the government quibbling over small details to signal to the public that it is driving a hard bargain?

April 10, 2024

Modi Reopens Settled Dispute with Sri Lanka to Woo Tamil Voters

By Rathindra Kuruwita
India and Sri Lanka signed an agreement in 1974 recognizing Sri Lankan sovereignty over the tiny island of Katchatheevu.

March 27, 2024

Months After Banning Research Vessels, Sri Lanka Permits German Vessel’s Docking

By Rathindra Kuruwita
It underscores yet again the inconsistent and ad hoc foreign policy under President Ranil Wickremesinghe's leadership.

March 07, 2024

The India Factor in Sri Lanka’s Renewable Energy Sector

By Rathindra Kuruwita
A recent India-Sri Lanka agreement for constructing renewable energy systems in three islands off the Jaffna coast reaffirms India’s domination of the sector.

February 26, 2024

Are Sri Lanka’s Anti-Drug Crime Operations Working?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The Yukthiya operation appears to be a last-ditch effort by the present Sri Lankan government to salvage public support ahead of the pivotal 2024 presidential election.
February 12, 2024

Sri Lankan Leftist Coalition’s India Visit Raises its Profile

By Rathindra Kuruwita
A delegation of the National People’s Power, which has emerged as a major political force following the 2022 mass protests, met top officials of India’s diplomatic and security establishment.

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