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Sri Lankan Muslims Fear Speaking Out
April 09, 2021

Sri Lankan Muslims Fear Speaking Out

By Tasnim Nazeer
A crackdown on dissenting voices -- those denouncing Islamophobia and criticizing the government -- has Sri Lanka’s Muslims afraid to speak out.

Sri Lanka’s Proposed ‘Burqa Ban’ Would Backfire
March 25, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Proposed ‘Burqa Ban’ Would Backfire

By Nilay Saiya
If Sri Lanka adopts the burqa ban and refuses to address systemic issues of bias and discrimination against Muslims, it will only create a breeding ground for terrorism.
UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote
March 24, 2021

UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote

By Abhijnan Rej
India abstained from voting while China voted against the resolution.

Sri Lanka Discovers Neutrality: Strategy or Excuse?
March 19, 2021

Sri Lanka Discovers Neutrality: Strategy or Excuse?

By Pascal Lottaz and Asanka Prabodani Jayathilake
There are sound domestic and strategic reasons for Colombo to pursue a strategy of neutrality.

Sri Lanka’s Burqa Ban Is More About Islamophobia Than National Security
March 17, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Burqa Ban Is More About Islamophobia Than National Security

By Tasnim Nazeer
In truth, the move is consistent with attempts to stigmatize the country's small Muslim minority.

Gendered Land: Sri Lankan Women Battle Unequal Access to Resources
March 09, 2021

Gendered Land: Sri Lankan Women Battle Unequal Access to Resources

By Bansari Kamdar
A variety of legal and social hurdles stand in the way of land ownership by Sri Lankan women.

Sri Lanka Approves New Port Development With India and Japan
March 02, 2021

Sri Lanka Approves New Port Development With India and Japan

By Associated Press
Weeks after scrapping a deal with India and Japan, Sri Lanka says the pair can develop a different new terminal at Colombo Port.
Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka Visit: Progress Amid Constraints
February 25, 2021

Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka Visit: Progress Amid Constraints

By Umair Jamal
Colombo has offered Khan a symbolically warm welcome but not afforded him opportunities to raise concerns about India -- or Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority.

Sri Lankan Muslims Pin Hopes on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan
February 24, 2021

Sri Lankan Muslims Pin Hopes on Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan

By Tasnim Nazeer
Muslims hope Khan will address growing Islamophobia in Sri Lanka during his visit to the island.

Fishing in Troubled Waters: The Palk Strait Dispute Flares Up
February 18, 2021

Fishing in Troubled Waters: The Palk Strait Dispute Flares Up

By Jeevethan Selvachandran
The lack of a well-defined maritime boundary, along with heightened surveillance, is compounding India-Sri Lanka tensions.

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Debt Crisis Could Get Critical in 2021
February 09, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Debt Crisis Could Get Critical in 2021

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s debt problem has deep roots. How bad things can get in 2021?
Sri Lanka Cancels Port Deal With India Amid Creeping Signs of Deterioration in Relations
February 03, 2021

Sri Lanka Cancels Port Deal With India Amid Creeping Signs of Deterioration in Relations

By Abhijnan Rej
The Rajapaksa government’s decision to renege on a 2019 agreement that also involved Japan comes at a time when New Delhi seeks to up its neighborhood game.

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