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India Asks Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Government to Ensure Power Devolution
January 12, 2021

India Asks Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Government to Ensure Power Devolution

By Sudha Ramachandran
New Delhi has significant stakes in making sure the island nation's ethnic Tamil minority is not further marginalized.

2 Trips by South Asian Foreign Ministers: Between Home and Abroad
January 06, 2021

2 Trips by South Asian Foreign Ministers: Between Home and Abroad

By Abhijnan Rej
In South Asia, domestic politics often interfaces with geopolitics, presenting unexpected challenges for regional powers, big and small.
Islamophobia on the Rise in Sri Lanka as Deceased Muslims Forced Into Cremation
December 16, 2020

Islamophobia on the Rise in Sri Lanka as Deceased Muslims Forced Into Cremation

By Tasnim Nazeer
Authorities are using COVID-19 to justify forced cremations for Muslims, devastating family members.

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter
December 04, 2020

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The nature of bilateral political relations in the Indian Ocean region has an impact on the quality of subregional engagements.

With the Rajapaksas at the Helm, Press Freedom in Sri Lanka Takes a Hit
December 01, 2020

With the Rajapaksas at the Helm, Press Freedom in Sri Lanka Takes a Hit

By Jeevethan Selvachandran
As President Gotabaya Rajapaksa continues amassing power, the future for the country's media looks bleak.

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting
November 28, 2020

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting

By Abhijnan Rej
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s history with the island nation and the Rajapaksa brothers is worth keeping in mind.

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka
November 19, 2020

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
With the Rajapaksa brothers at the helm, majoritarian politics threatens to morph into militant nationalism in Sri Lanka.
Can Pompeo’s Visit to Sri Lanka Offset China’s Influence?
October 31, 2020

Can Pompeo’s Visit to Sri Lanka Offset China’s Influence?

By Patrick Mendis and Dominique Reichenbach
The U.S. secretary of state had little success in swaying the Rajapaksa administration away from its pro-China bent.

Controversial Movie About Cricket Legend Creates Dissatisfaction Among the Tamil Community
October 30, 2020

Controversial Movie About Cricket Legend Creates Dissatisfaction Among the Tamil Community

By Jeevethan Selvachandran
The Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is perceived to be close to the Rajapaksa brothers despite being an ethnic Tamil.

Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People
October 29, 2020

Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People

By Abhijnan Rej
Days before the US presidential election, the U.S. secretary of state soldiers on with the Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.

Sri Lanka Will Soon Have to Pick a Side in the China-US Rivalry
October 27, 2020

Sri Lanka Will Soon Have to Pick a Side in the China-US Rivalry

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Colombo has been trying its utmost to balance the great powers, but that may no longer be feasible.
Sri Lanka’s Changing Relationship to Chinese Loans
October 23, 2020

Sri Lanka’s Changing Relationship to Chinese Loans

By Umesh Moramudali
Both the share and the type of loans from China are changing as Sri Lanka wrestles with persistent balance of payment issues.

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