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Sri Lanka Cracks Down on Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest
June 11, 2020

Sri Lanka Cracks Down on Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest

By Kalani Kumarasinghe
A protest against police brutality in the U.S. is met with police brutality in Colombo.

The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War
May 31, 2020

The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
The events of 39 years ago set the stage for Sri Lanka’s civil war – and still echo today.
Post-War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust for Tamils
May 15, 2020

Post-War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust for Tamils

By Visvajit Sriramrajan
More than a decade after the Mullivaikkal massacre, Tamils remain heavily discriminated against by a state that has yet to reckon with its violent past.

Facebook’s Apology for its Role in Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Riots Should Spark Change
May 15, 2020

Facebook’s Apology for its Role in Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Riots Should Spark Change

By Tasnim Nazeer
Facebook’s failure to remove hate speech and disinformation during the 2018 riots resulted in spurring on the deadly violence.

The Belt and Road in Sri Lanka: Beyond the Debt Trap Discussion
May 07, 2020

The Belt and Road in Sri Lanka: Beyond the Debt Trap Discussion

By Divya Hundlani & Pabasara Kannangara
More than an overstated “debt trap,” Sri Lanka should consider the environmental and labor impacts of Chinese investment.

Sailors Become Biggest Cluster of Infections in Sri Lanka
April 30, 2020

Sailors Become Biggest Cluster of Infections in Sri Lanka

By Associated Press
Out of 30 cases discovered in the last 24 hours, 22 are navy sailors.

The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19
April 30, 2020

The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19

By Said Sabir Ibrahimi and Syed Mafiz Kamal
Communal tensions, misinformation, and poverty: across South Asia, governments are facing similar issues in their COVID-19 responses.
Silent Victims of Sexual Abuse in Sri Lanka’s Trade Zones
April 30, 2020

Silent Victims of Sexual Abuse in Sri Lanka’s Trade Zones

By Vishal Arora
The majority of the workforce in the zones comprises of women, who continually face sexual harassment in their workplaces.

China to the Rescue in Sri Lanka
April 15, 2020

China to the Rescue in Sri Lanka

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Beijing first stepped forward to assist Colombo, a move with geopolitical ramifications.

Strengthening Myanmar-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations: A Primer
February 20, 2020

Strengthening Myanmar-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations: A Primer

By Nathasha Fernando
From shared security concerns to their struggles with great power rivalries, Myanmar and Sri Lanka have a lot in common.

Sri Lanka Asks US to Review Travel Ban on Its Army Chief
February 16, 2020

Sri Lanka Asks US to Review Travel Ban on Its Army Chief

By Associated Press
Sri Lanka’s army chief was banned amid accusations of human rights abuse during the country’s civil war.
The Shrinking Space for Minorities and Dissent in Sri Lanka
February 05, 2020

The Shrinking Space for Minorities and Dissent in Sri Lanka

By StoriesAsia
An interview with activist Ruki Fernando on Gotabaya’s presidency.

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