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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.
Gotabaya’s Underwhelming Presidency
November 15, 2021

Gotabaya’s Underwhelming Presidency

By Sudha Ramachandran
The president’s excessive reliance on the military to govern Sri Lanka has plunged the country in multiple crises.

The Rajapaksa Dynasty in Sri Lanka: Democracy in Decline
August 01, 2021

The Rajapaksa Dynasty in Sri Lanka: Democracy in Decline

By Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
COVID-19, an economic crisis, and a majoritarian dynasty at the helm: Sri Lanka’s future hangs in the balance.

Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Bound by Travails
February 27, 2021

Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Bound by Travails

By Thusiyan Nandakumar
The February coup in Myanmar should serve as a wake-up call when it comes to Sri Lanka.

Against the Memory Police: War and Remembrance in Sri Lanka
January 13, 2021

Against the Memory Police: War and Remembrance in Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
The recent destruction of a memorial for Sri Lankan Tamils massacred during the civil war raises important, difficult, questions.
India Asks Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Government to Ensure Power Devolution
January 12, 2021

India Asks Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Government to Ensure Power Devolution

By Sudha Ramachandran
New Delhi has significant stakes in making sure the island nation's ethnic Tamil minority is not further marginalized.

With the Rajapaksas at the Helm, Press Freedom in Sri Lanka Takes a Hit
December 01, 2020

With the Rajapaksas at the Helm, Press Freedom in Sri Lanka Takes a Hit

By Jeevethan Selvachandran
As President Gotabaya Rajapaksa continues amassing power, the future for the country's media looks bleak.
Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting
November 28, 2020

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting

By Abhijnan Rej
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s history with the island nation and the Rajapaksa brothers is worth keeping in mind.

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka
November 19, 2020

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
With the Rajapaksa brothers at the helm, majoritarian politics threatens to morph into militant nationalism in Sri Lanka.

Fighting Deforestation in Sri Lanka
October 23, 2020

Fighting Deforestation in Sri Lanka

By Savithri Sellapperumage
Can Sri Lanka live up to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's environmental commitments?

Sri Lanka’s Democracy on the Edge
September 26, 2020

Sri Lanka’s Democracy on the Edge

By Sudha Ramachandran
A proposed constitutional amendment would undo the progress made toward an accountable presidency and a strong parliament.
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.

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