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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.
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.

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