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How China Uses Development Finance Strategically in South Asia
October 18, 2021

How China Uses Development Finance Strategically in South Asia

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, Beijing has remade the idea of development aid.

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections
October 08, 2021

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s growing footprint in Sri Lanka has been of concern to India.
Does Sri Lanka Really Have a Food Crisis?
September 24, 2021

Does Sri Lanka Really Have a Food Crisis?

By Kalani Kumarasinghe
The problem isn’t the availability of food items or essential goods, but skyrocketing prices of essentials due to stockpiling.

Sri Lanka: Where Generals Fight the Coronavirus, Food and Fuel Shortages
September 03, 2021

Sri Lanka: Where Generals Fight the Coronavirus, Food and Fuel Shortages

By Sudha Ramachandran
The country's heavily militarized COVID-19 response has failed to stem the advance of a deadly third wave.

Church: Talks on Sri Lankan Blasts Require Government Credibility
September 01, 2021

Church: Talks on Sri Lankan Blasts Require Government Credibility

By Krishan Francis
Bombings on Easter Sunday 2019 killed 269 people. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka wants a transparent investigation before talks with the government.

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?
August 19, 2021

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India’s sees subregional engagement, like the expanding Colombo Security Conclave, as critical for securing its strategic interests.

Sri Lanka Banks on Vaccination to See It Through Delta Surge
August 17, 2021

Sri Lanka Banks on Vaccination to See It Through Delta Surge

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
Around 80 percent of the country's total deaths occurred during this current wave of the pandemic.
Are Pakistan-Sri Lanka Ties Emerging From India’s Shadow?
July 30, 2021

Are Pakistan-Sri Lanka Ties Emerging From India’s Shadow?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
From Imran Khan's visit to stronger trade ties, Pakistan's much-touted shift from geopolitics to geoeconomics is on display in Sri Lanka.

What Does a Taliban Government Mean for the Rest of South Asia?
July 23, 2021

What Does a Taliban Government Mean for the Rest of South Asia?

By Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy
Countries like Bangladesh, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka could see intensified terrorism thanks to links with the Taliban.

Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women
June 15, 2021

Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women

By Bansari Kamdar
Even in countries where abortion is legal, access to safe abortions remains challenging

After Container Ship Fire, Sri Lanka Faces Environmental Catastrophe
June 07, 2021

After Container Ship Fire, Sri Lanka Faces Environmental Catastrophe

By Sudha Ramachandran
Hazardous chemicals, plastic micro-pellets, and now an oil spill -- the sinking X-Press Pearl has done incalculable damage to Sri Lanka's coast and waters.
Spotlight on Sri Lanka’s Women-Headed Households Affected by COVID-19
June 04, 2021

Spotlight on Sri Lanka’s Women-Headed Households Affected by COVID-19

By Lihini Ratwatte
A quarter of households in Sri Lanka are headed by women, yet there is no comprehensive national strategy to address their needs, particularly during times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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