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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.
Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
January 11, 2017

Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa

By Ankit Panda
Taylor Dibbert and Ankit Panda discuss Sri Lanka's domestic politics and foreign policy.

China and Sri Lanka: Between a Dream and a Nightmare
November 18, 2016

China and Sri Lanka: Between a Dream and a Nightmare

By Jeff M. Smith
Colombo is realizing the unintended strategic consequences of closer ties with Beijing.

China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
October 31, 2016

China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2

By Ankit Panda
China and Sri Lanka are expected to move forward on Hambantota port in November 2016.

Interview: Rajiva Wijesinha
May 08, 2016

Interview: Rajiva Wijesinha

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
A leading author on Sri Lanka’s efforts to repair relations with the Tamils.
Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)
April 29, 2016

Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)

By Taylor Dibbert
The Obama administration’s messaging on Sri Lanka misses the mark yet again.

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