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China, India and the Sri Lanka Elections
January 05, 2015
China, India and the Sri Lanka Elections
India has ceded influence in Sri Lanka to China. Could the upcoming election change that?
China, India and the Sri Lanka Elections
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
January 01, 2015
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
Would a papal visit so soon after the election be such a bad thing?
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Heats Up
December 22, 2014
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Heats Up
Incumbent Rajapaska is still the frontrunner, but high-level defections are cause for concern.
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Heats Up
The High-Stakes Battle for Sri Lanka’s Presidency
December 15, 2014
The High-Stakes Battle for Sri Lanka’s Presidency
An invigorated opposition presents a challenge for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The High-Stakes Battle for Sri Lanka’s Presidency
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Race Gets Interesting
November 28, 2014
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Race Gets Interesting
High-level defections are troubling developments for President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Race Gets Interesting
Sri Lanka to Hold Early Presidential Elections
October 30, 2014
Sri Lanka to Hold Early Presidential Elections
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa will seek a third term in office, despite constitutional ambiguities.
Sri Lanka to Hold Early Presidential Elections
Sri Lanka Imposes Foreigner Travel Restrictions to Northern Province
October 24, 2014
Sri Lanka Imposes Foreigner Travel Restrictions to Northern Province
Sri Lanka may be concerned that human rights investigators could pose as tourists.
Sri Lanka Imposes Foreigner Travel Restrictions to Northern Province
Sri Lanka’s Northern Reboot
October 20, 2014
Sri Lanka’s Northern Reboot
To fully integrate into the nation, the Tamil-majority Northern Province will need some political good faith.
Sri Lanka’s Northern Reboot
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
July 10, 2014
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
For the country’s working and middle classes, the Hambantota port development will have important consequences.
Sri Lanka: Export Powerhouse?
The Truth About Justice in Sri Lanka
May 13, 2014
The Truth About Justice in Sri Lanka
It is time to be realistic about the chances of achieving accountability on human rights in Sri Lanka.
The Truth About Justice in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Displaced
April 09, 2014
Sri Lanka’s Displaced
Tens of thousands of internally displaced persons in Sri Lanka place their hopes in a recent UN resolution.
Sri Lanka’s Displaced
Sri Lanka: Waffling India Faces Tough Decision
March 25, 2014
Sri Lanka: Waffling India Faces Tough Decision
Whichever way it votes on an upcoming UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, India will offend key constituents.
Sri Lanka: Waffling India Faces Tough Decision
Sri Lanka: Tamil Struggle Continues
December 02, 2013
Sri Lanka: Tamil Struggle Continues
With the Rajapaksa regime intransigent, Tamils hope that foreign pressure can provide the impetus for change.
Sri Lanka: Tamil Struggle Continues
Sri Lanka: Engaging the Diaspora
November 16, 2013
Sri Lanka: Engaging the Diaspora
A robust policy on diaspora engagement remains critical to domestic stability and international relations in postwar Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Engaging the Diaspora
India's CHOGM 2013 Strategic Blunder
November 15, 2013
India's CHOGM 2013 Strategic Blunder
Singh’s decision not to go is injurious to India’s national interest.
India's CHOGM 2013 Strategic Blunder
Sri Lanka Under the Microscope
August 26, 2013
Sri Lanka Under the Microscope
The international community has been pushing for progress on human rights in Sri Lanka. Time may be running out.
Sri Lanka Under the Microscope
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