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Sri Lanka Presidential Hopeful Says Won’t Honor Deal with UN
October 15, 2019

Sri Lanka Presidential Hopeful Says Won’t Honor Deal with UN

By Associated Press
Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he won’t recognized an agreement to investigate alleged war crimes

Sri Lanka’s Political Intrigue Deepens
October 01, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Political Intrigue Deepens

By Sudha Ramachandran
With elections looming, Sri Lanka’s turbulent political landscape offers more questions than answers about the country’s near-term trajectory.
Sri Lanka: A Center for Sino-Indian Strategic Competition
July 11, 2019

Sri Lanka: A Center for Sino-Indian Strategic Competition

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The delivery of a Chinese frigate to the South Asian nation reinforces its role within competition between the two Asian giants.

The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice
April 03, 2019

The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice

By Ana Pararajasingham
Western countries are less interested in pressuring Sri Lanka now that Rajapaksa is no longer in charge.

Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting
March 22, 2019

Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting

By Krishan Francis
The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe rivalry extends to different approaches to UN pressure on transitional justice issues.

Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
January 09, 2019

Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota

By Nicholas Muller
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.

Sri Lanka: After the Crisis, What Next?
January 07, 2019

Sri Lanka: After the Crisis, What Next?

By Umesh Moramudali
The immediate political crisis is over, but the underlying fire is still smoldering.
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court: Dissolution of Parliament Unconstitutional
December 14, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court: Dissolution of Parliament Unconstitutional

By Krishan Francis
The ongoing political crisis takes another twist.

The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis
December 11, 2018

The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis

By Umesh Moramudali
The current crisis is just the latest round of fighting over the powers of the president.

How Sri Lankans Are Resisting Rajapaksa's Soft Coup Attempt
December 05, 2018

How Sri Lankans Are Resisting Rajapaksa's Soft Coup Attempt

By Lisa Fuller
Even as the country's constitutional crisis persists, Mahinda Rajapaksa's base of support may be waning.

Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa
November 14, 2018

Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa

By Ankit Panda
The motion may intensify the ongoing constitutional crisis as Rajapaksa's supporters refuse to recognize its legitimacy.
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis and the Right to Press Freedom
November 06, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis and the Right to Press Freedom

By Tasnim Nazeer
Journalists should not have to fear for their lives in reporting in the interest of the Sri Lankan public.

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