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Amid Shortages and Turmoil, Sri Lanka Grinds to a Halt
July 03, 2022

Amid Shortages and Turmoil, Sri Lanka Grinds to a Halt

By M.R. Narayan Swamy
Sri Lankan economists warn that the country could face a famine-like situation in a few months.

Sri Lanka Overestimates its Importance to China
June 30, 2022

Sri Lanka Overestimates its Importance to China

By Rathindra Kuruwita
India is a massive market that has great potential. If letting go of Sri Lanka allows China to improve its relationship with India, it will.
Sri Lanka Sends 2 Ministers to Russia to Negotiate for Oil
June 27, 2022

Sri Lanka Sends 2 Ministers to Russia to Negotiate for Oil

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
It comes amid a high-level U.S. delegation’s visit to Sri Lanka to help it cope with the unprecedented economic crisis.

India Strengthens Its Position in Sri Lanka Vis-à-Vis Rival China
June 25, 2022

India Strengthens Its Position in Sri Lanka Vis-à-Vis Rival China

By P.K. Balachandran
By offering support during Colombo’s economic collapse, India has widened its footprint in Sri Lanka after a decade of losing ground to China.

Sri Lanka’s Crisis Cripples Once Burgeoning Middle Class
June 22, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Crisis Cripples Once Burgeoning Middle Class

By Krutika Pathi and Bharatha Mallawarachi
Families that never had to worry about food or fuel are now cutting back on meals and eating less.

Sri Lankan Parties Are Amending the Constitution Yet Again
June 16, 2022

Sri Lankan Parties Are Amending the Constitution Yet Again

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The aim is to dilute the executive presidency, but there are differences on the extent to which the president’s powers should be clipped.

Sri Lanka Holds its Breath as New PM Fights to Save Economy
June 06, 2022

Sri Lanka Holds its Breath as New PM Fights to Save Economy

By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krutika Pathi
Financial hardship persists but there is growing hope among Sri Lankans that Ranil Wickremsinghe will see them through the tough times.
How Sri Lanka’s Crisis Hurts 8,000 Miles Away
June 02, 2022

How Sri Lanka’s Crisis Hurts 8,000 Miles Away

By Sandhira Wijayaratne
One member of the Sri Lankan diaspora reflects on the agony of watching his motherland lurch from crisis to crisis. 

Sri Lanka PM Invites Protesting Youth to Join Governance
May 30, 2022

Sri Lanka PM Invites Protesting Youth to Join Governance

By Krishan Francis
The premier has proposed including four youth representatives on each of the legislature's 15 parliamentary committees.

Indian Assistance to Sri Lanka: Lifeline or Chokehold?
May 25, 2022

Indian Assistance to Sri Lanka: Lifeline or Chokehold?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
India received many concessions from the Rajapaksas in recent years and has vested interests in the status quo.

China Becomes Wild Card in Sri Lanka’s Debt Crisis
May 20, 2022

China Becomes Wild Card in Sri Lanka’s Debt Crisis

By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Krutika Pathi and Joe McDonald
Beijing has promised to “play a positive role” in talks with the IMF and offered Colombo more loans but is reluctant to cut its debt.
Has the Sri Lankan Crisis Triggered a Change in Ethnic Relations?
May 18, 2022

Has the Sri Lankan Crisis Triggered a Change in Ethnic Relations?

By Eranga Jayawardena
For the first time ever, an event held by mostly Sinhalese also memorialized Tamil victims of the decades-long civil war.

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