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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
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.
January 29, 2024

Sri Lanka Kneecaps Its Marine Research

By Rathindra Kuruwita
With its decision to enforce a one-year ban on foreign maritime research vessels, Colombo has antagonized China and undermined its own capacity to explore its maritime resources.

January 08, 2024

Sri Lanka Navigates the Seas of Geopolitics

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Pressure from India and the U.S. on the docking of Chinese research vessels at its ports appears to have prompted Sri Lanka to impose a one-year moratorium on visits by foreign research vessels.

December 19, 2023

Sri Lanka to Remove Barriers to Women Rising to Top Roles in Military

By Rathindra Kuruwita
As Sri Lanka gears up for the future, fostering gender inclusivity within its defense apparatus stands central to its strategic vision.

December 06, 2023

Are Pro-LTTE Elements Trying to Revive the Eelam Movement?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
A deep-fake video of a woman identifying as Tiger Chief Velupillai Prabhakaran’s daughter went viral recently.
November 27, 2023

China Seeks an Image Makeover in Sri Lanka

By Rathindra Kuruwita
To project itself as a more benevolent power, it is providing dry rations to Sri Lankans.

November 09, 2023

What Swirls Beneath Research Activity of Chinese Ships in the Indian Ocean?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Collection of oceanic data will provide China with information about seabed resources and also help it prepare for submarine warfare.

October 20, 2023

Is Sri Lanka’s Wickremesinghe Pivoting to China?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
A deal with Huawei Technologies, which is blacklisted in the United States, is unlikely to please the Americans.

October 05, 2023

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Wades Into India-Canada Controversy

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Weighing in on India’s side may secure Colombo brownie points in New Delhi. But it could ruffle feathers in Canada, a historic sponsor of UN resolutions against Sri Lanka.

September 18, 2023

Sri Lankans Are Positive About Religious Diversity, Says Pew Survey

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The study also says that most Sri Lankans want monks and religious leaders to stay out of politics. Are political parties listening?
September 11, 2023

Why Did India’s Defense Minister Cancel His Trip to Sri Lanka?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
A section of Sri Lankan officials believes that Colombo’s plans to make a power agreement with the Adani Group officially government-to-government could have prompted Delhi’s decision.

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