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Wickremesinghe Chosen Sri Lanka Prime Minister in Effort to Quell Crisis
May 13, 2022

Wickremesinghe Chosen Sri Lanka Prime Minister in Effort to Quell Crisis

By Krishan Francis and Bharatha Mallawarachi
The president's selection of Wickremesinghe a five-time former prime minister, is an attempt to end the violence and restore international credibility.

Sri Lanka Government Wins Parliament Vote Amid Protests
May 05, 2022

Sri Lanka Government Wins Parliament Vote Amid Protests

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, backed by the ruling coalition led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was re-elected deputy speaker after having resigned in April.
Sri Lanka Opposition Declares No Confidence in Government
May 04, 2022

Sri Lanka Opposition Declares No Confidence in Government

By Krishan Francis
A majority vote in the 225-member Parliament would be needed to remove Rajapaksa and the Cabinet from power. 

Lawmaker: Sri Lanka President Agrees to Remove Brother as Prime Minister
April 29, 2022

Lawmaker: Sri Lanka President Agrees to Remove Brother as Prime Minister

By Krishan Francis
MP (and former president) Sirisena says Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to a national council and a new prime minister; the prime minister's spokesperson said that had not been communicated yet.

Rajapaksas’ Unpopularity Surges as Debt Crisis Worsens
April 28, 2022

Rajapaksas’ Unpopularity Surges as Debt Crisis Worsens

By Krutika Pathi and Krishan Francis
But Sri Lanka's ruling family is refusing to heed the demand for their resignation.

Bhavani Fonseka Explains Sri Lanka’s Protests
April 26, 2022

Bhavani Fonseka Explains Sri Lanka’s Protests

By Shannon Tiezzi
“The political and economic crisis have exposed the multiple failures of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency.”

Sri Lankan President and PM Locked in a Tug-of-War
April 26, 2022

Sri Lankan President and PM Locked in a Tug-of-War

By Sudha Ramachandran
Under pressure from the people to resign, Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa are scheming separately, each to sink the other to save his own seat.
Sri Lanka’s Protests Transcend Ethnic, Religious Divisions
April 20, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Protests Transcend Ethnic, Religious Divisions

By Tasnim Nazeer
The united voices of the people must be heard: “Gota Must Go.”

Sri Lanka’s Oppressive Stability Starts to Crumble
April 12, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Oppressive Stability Starts to Crumble

By Isha Gupta
Facing Sri Lanka's worst economic crisis, the Rajapaksa family's appeals to national security and Sinhala Buddhist nationalism may no longer be enough to keep them in power.

Rajapaksa Clan Losing Grip on Power in Sri Lanka
April 06, 2022

Rajapaksa Clan Losing Grip on Power in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
The ruling coalition, which commanded a two-thirds majority last month, is now battling for survival.

Sri Lanka Opposition Rejects Proposed Unity Government
April 05, 2022

Sri Lanka Opposition Rejects Proposed Unity Government

By Krishan Francis
On Sunday, after large protests, all 26 Cabinet ministers resigned. President Rajapaksa's proposed unity government was refused and protests continue.
Is Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa Really Tilting Toward China?
February 01, 2022

Is Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa Really Tilting Toward China?

By Uditha Devapriya
Simplistic narratives fail to account for the complexities that have defined foreign policy in Sri Lanka since its independence.

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