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Sri Lanka Elections: Tamils Have Not Abandoned Human Rights for Economic Development
August 24, 2020

Sri Lanka Elections: Tamils Have Not Abandoned Human Rights for Economic Development

By J. S. Tissainayagam
Sri Lanka’s ethnic minority remains committed to both, but not one at the expense of the other.

Facebook’s Problematic History in South Asia
August 19, 2020

Facebook’s Problematic History in South Asia

By Bansari Kamdar
The popular social media platform has been used to incite violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar and riots in Sri Lanka and India.
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
August 07, 2020

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again

By Sudha Ramachandran
A landslide win in general elections caps off the family's political comeback. Where does Sri Lanka go from here?

Rajapaksa Brothers Expect Strong Support in Sri Lanka Polls
August 04, 2020

Rajapaksa Brothers Expect Strong Support in Sri Lanka Polls

By Associated Press
There are at least four Rajapaksa family members contesting seats in the Parliament election scheduled for Wednesday.

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.

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