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Sri Lanka’s Many IMF Programs: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t

Sri Lanka’s Many IMF Programs: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t

By Tharindu Udayanga Kamburawala
Comparing the similarities and differences in Sri Lanka’s five latest agreements with the IMF highlights the country’s economic trajectory since 2001.

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

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

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.

Sri Lanka Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal With Bilateral Creditors, Including China and India

Sri Lanka Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal With Bilateral Creditors, Including China and India

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
The deal is expected to reopen the doors to bilateral transactions and the resumption of foreign projects that stalled when the island nation defaulted.

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

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.

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Why Sri Lanka Should Take Islamist Radicalization More Seriously

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.

Parents of Children Gone in Sri Lanka’s Civil War Seek Answers

Parents of Children Gone in Sri Lanka’s Civil War Seek Answers

By Krishan Francis
Fifteen years after the war ended, families do not know if their children are dead or alive.
Jabin Jacob on China’s Growing Influence in South Asia

Jabin Jacob on China’s Growing Influence in South Asia

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Chinese influence has only encouraged instability in Nepalese politics.”

Sri Lanka Heads Toward a Pivotal Presidential Poll

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?

Decoding Japan Foreign Minister Kamikawa’s Tour of Africa, Europe, and South Asia

Decoding Japan Foreign Minister Kamikawa’s Tour of Africa, Europe, and South Asia

By Rishi Gupta
Across this diverse geography, countering Chinese influence is one of Tokyo’s cardinal interests.

Iran’s Outreach to Sri Lanka and the Quest for Regional Influence

Iran’s Outreach to Sri Lanka and the Quest for Regional Influence

By Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal
With recent attempts to strengthen bilateral ties with South Asian countries, Iran intends to project its diplomatic clout both domestically and globally.
Will the Uma Oya Multipurpose Project Impress Sri Lankan Voters?

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.

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