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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.

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.

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 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.

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