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Sri Lankan Troops Roll into the Capital After Violence, Protests
May 11, 2022

Sri Lankan Troops Roll into the Capital After Violence, Protests

By Krishan Francis
Security forces have been ordered to shoot those deemed to be participating in violence.

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.”
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.

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.

Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka Visit: Progress Amid Constraints
February 25, 2021

Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka Visit: Progress Amid Constraints

By Umair Jamal
Colombo has offered Khan a symbolically warm welcome but not afforded him opportunities to raise concerns about India -- or Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority.

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.
Modi and Rajapaksa Meet Virtually Amid Sustained Complications in India-Sri Lanka Ties
September 29, 2020

Modi and Rajapaksa Meet Virtually Amid Sustained Complications in India-Sri Lanka Ties

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Rajapaksa brothers have the better hand in the bilateral relationship.

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