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Sri Lanka President Urges Limit on Minority Political Power
January 03, 2020

Sri Lanka President Urges Limit on Minority Political Power

By Associated Press
Sinhala nationalists say minority politicians hold the governments ransom to promote their racial agendas, undermining the status of the Sinhalese.

Can Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas Walk the Talk on Hambantota?
December 23, 2019

Can Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas Walk the Talk on Hambantota?

By Ankit Panda
The deal by the previous government to hand over control to a Chinese firm was seen as a cautionary tale on the dangers of ‘debt trap’ diplomacy.
Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country
December 13, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country

By Bahauddin Foizee
Religious nationalism influenced Sri Lanka's election results -- and that influence is not going away anytime soon.

Sri Lanka’s New Government Seems Serious About Revisiting the Hambantota Deal With China
December 02, 2019

Sri Lanka’s New Government Seems Serious About Revisiting the Hambantota Deal With China

By Ankit Panda
The infamous 99-year-lease on the port to a Chinese state firm may see an update if the new government in Colombo has its way.

The Return of Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas and Geopolitics
November 28, 2019

The Return of Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas and Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda
How will the results of Sri Lanka’s 2019 presidential election bear on regional geopolitics?

What Will Rajapaksa’s Return Mean for India-Sri Lanka Relations?
November 27, 2019

What Will Rajapaksa’s Return Mean for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
A closer look at what Sri Lanka’s recent election results may mean for ties between New Delhi and Colombo.

How India Will Cope With Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka
November 27, 2019

How India Will Cope With Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka

By Abhijnan Rej
New Delhi let the election run its course in Sri Lanka.
Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Peace in Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa
November 27, 2019

Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Peace in Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa

By Ankit Panda
Taylor Dibbert discusses the consequences of Gotabaya Rajapaksa's victory.

India’s Approach to the Sri Lankan Election: Proactive and Pre-emptive?
November 23, 2019

India’s Approach to the Sri Lankan Election: Proactive and Pre-emptive?

By Ashutosh Nagda
Rather than a reactionary response to the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, India appeared prepared for the political developments in Sri Lanka.

The Fate of Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Anthem
November 22, 2019

The Fate of Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Anthem

By Dishani Senaratne
What the past (and future) of the Tamil version of the national anthem tells us about minority rights in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas Are Back in Power
November 18, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas Are Back in Power

By Sudha Ramachandran
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense secretary in his brother Mahinda's government, promises a strong hand as he takes over the presidency.
Sri Lanka’s Next President Will Inherit a Diplomatic Balancing Act
November 08, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Next President Will Inherit a Diplomatic Balancing Act

By Mohammed Shihab
The winner of the Nov. 16 poll will have to balance competing great powers as well as safeguard security and sovereignty at home.

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