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Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
September 09, 2017
Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
Colombo’s attempt to balance India and China has proved futile.
Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
August 16, 2017
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
Faced with difficult choices, Sri Lanka has to hope China’s Belt and Road can bring prosperity.
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
Sri Lanka: Separatists or Minorities?
October 22, 2016
Sri Lanka: Separatists or Minorities?
UN Special Rapporteur says Sri Lanka needs to show its commitment to minority rights through concrete action.
Sri Lanka: Separatists or Minorities?
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
May 09, 2016
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
The Colombo Port City project was conceived by Sri Lanka, but is now an almost 100 percent Chinese undertaking.
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues
May 07, 2016
The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues
In spite of Colombo’s promises, the repression of Tamils continues.
The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
March 12, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
Sri Lanka will resume a major (and controversial) development project.
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?
October 05, 2015
Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?
Chinese military installations in the Indian Ocean are still a possibility, not a certainty.
Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?
Sri Lankan Civil War: What If the Tamil Tigers Weren't Labelled as 'Terrorists'?
July 24, 2015
Sri Lankan Civil War: What If the Tamil Tigers Weren't Labelled as 'Terrorists'?
How labeling a group influences the standards of civilian protection in wartime is a pertinent question.
Sri Lankan Civil War: What If the Tamil Tigers Weren't Labelled as 'Terrorists'?
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
March 31, 2015
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
To surpass China in Sri Lanka, India needs to pursue proactive and dynamic diplomacy.
India’s Key to Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure Development
Democracy at Last for Sri Lanka’s Northern Province?
September 30, 2013
Democracy at Last for Sri Lanka’s Northern Province?
The elections in Sri Lanka’s north suggest that democracy is slowly taking root on the island.
Democracy at Last for Sri Lanka’s Northern Province?
Sri Lanka's Fragile Gains In The Balance
August 02, 2012
Sri Lanka's Fragile Gains In The Balance
Much progress has been made since the end of its civil war but ethnic tensions remain.
Sri Lanka's Fragile Gains In The Balance
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