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Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
April 22, 2019

Terror Strikes Sri Lanka

By Associated Press and The Diplomat
The country remains in shock as the government investigates bombings that killed nearly 300 people.

After Easter Sunday Terrorist Attacks Kill Nearly 300, Sri Lanka Looks For Answers
April 22, 2019

After Easter Sunday Terrorist Attacks Kill Nearly 300, Sri Lanka Looks For Answers

By Ankit Panda
With no claim of responsibility, Sri Lankan authorities seek clarity after a national tragedy.
India, Sri Lanka Conclude Agreement on Countering Drug and Human Trafficking
April 09, 2019

India, Sri Lanka Conclude Agreement on Countering Drug and Human Trafficking

By Ankit Panda
Drugs and human trafficking were at the center of recent talks.

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges
February 12, 2019

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera about the future trajectory of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy challenges.

Japan's Indo-Pacific Defense Outreach Continues in Sri Lanka and India
August 27, 2018

Japan's Indo-Pacific Defense Outreach Continues in Sri Lanka and India

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Itsunori Onodera became the first Japanese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka.

Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm
February 28, 2018

Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat's editors discuss Indian Ocean geopolitics, including the Maldives crisis and the significance of Duqm.

Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised
September 09, 2017

Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised

By Ana Pararajasingham
Colombo’s attempt to balance India and China has proved futile.
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
August 16, 2017

Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money

By Umesh Moramudali
Faced with difficult choices, Sri Lanka has to hope China’s Belt and Road can bring prosperity.

Sri Lanka: Separatists or Minorities?
October 22, 2016

Sri Lanka: Separatists or Minorities?

By Cholpon Orozobekova
UN Special Rapporteur says Sri Lanka needs to show its commitment to minority rights through concrete action.

China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
May 09, 2016

China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean

By Wade Shepard
The Colombo Port City project was conceived by Sri Lanka, but is now an almost 100 percent Chinese undertaking.

The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues
May 07, 2016

The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues

By Taylor Dibbert
In spite of Colombo’s promises, the repression of 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

By Taylor Dibbert
Sri Lanka will resume a major (and controversial) development project.

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