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Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Rajapaksa's Dark Past Shapes the Present
November 03, 2018

Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Rajapaksa's Dark Past Shapes the Present

By Taylor Dibbert
The island nation’s democracy is in big trouble.
Asian Rivalries and the Sri Lankan Constitutional Crisis
October 31, 2018

Asian Rivalries and the Sri Lankan Constitutional Crisis

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India must not err too far on the side of caution as events play out in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics
October 31, 2018

Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
How did Sri Lanka find itself in a crisis and how will it affect its foreign policy?

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
October 30, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension

By Ana Pararajasingham
The sacking of Sri Lanka’s prime minister bodes poorly for India and the US, but is a welcome sign for China.

Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal
October 30, 2018

Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal

By Ankit Panda
The situation in Sri Lanka is likely to get worse as the president and two claimants to the prime minister's office stand their ground.
Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance
March 03, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance

By Taylor Dibbert
The local government vote has national implications.

Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka
January 20, 2018

Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka

By Darren J. Lim and Rohan Mukherjee
What are the sources and impact of China's economic leverage over Sri Lanka?
Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka
July 21, 2017

Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka

By Taylor Dibbert
The Diplomat’s Taylor Dibbert speaks with Frances Harrison of the International Truth and Justice Project.  

A Former President Dismisses Accountability in Sri Lanka
February 09, 2017

A Former President Dismisses Accountability in Sri Lanka

By Taylor Dibbert
We've recently seen some troubling remarks from a former Sri Lankan president.

Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere
January 30, 2017

Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere

By Alan Keenan
Time may be running out for meaningful reforms, and transitional justice remains just out of reach.

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
January 20, 2017

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again

By SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda
Disillusionment with the Sirisena regime is running high, giving the Rajapaksa clan a chance to reclaim lost glory.
Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice
January 13, 2017

Sri Lanka’s Troubling Quest for Justice

By Taylor Dibbert
Colombo should reconsider its position on wartime accountability.

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