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Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa
November 14, 2018
Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa
The motion may intensify the ongoing constitutional crisis as Rajapaksa's supporters refuse to recognize its legitimacy.
Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa
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
The island nation’s democracy is in big trouble.
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Rajapaksa's Dark Past Shapes the Present
Asian Rivalries and the Sri Lankan Constitutional Crisis
October 31, 2018
Asian Rivalries and the Sri Lankan Constitutional Crisis
India must not err too far on the side of caution as events play out in Sri Lanka.
Asian Rivalries and the Sri Lankan Constitutional Crisis
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
How did Sri Lanka find itself in a crisis and how will it affect its foreign policy?
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
October 30, 2018
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
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 Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
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
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 Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal
Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance
March 03, 2018
Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance
The local government vote has national implications.
Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance
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
What are the sources and impact of China's economic leverage over Sri Lanka?
Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka
Don’t Be Fooled by Sri Lanka’s UN Engagement
October 27, 2017
Don’t Be Fooled by Sri Lanka’s UN Engagement
Colombo remains unserious about transitional justice.
Don’t Be Fooled by Sri Lanka’s UN Engagement
Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective
September 19, 2017
Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective
Operationalizing Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons isn’t necessarily that significant.
Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective
Sri Lanka's Coalition Government Is Rotting From Within
August 19, 2017
Sri Lanka's Coalition Government Is Rotting From Within
The foreign minister’s resignation is another reminder of broader concerns about the coalition government.
Sri Lanka's Coalition Government Is Rotting From Within
Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka
July 21, 2017
Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka
The Diplomat’s Taylor Dibbert speaks with Frances Harrison of the International Truth and Justice Project.  
Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka
India Could Do More for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
February 22, 2017
India Could Do More for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
There are multiple ways that New Delhi could ameliorate the circumstances of Sri Lankan Tamils.
India Could Do More for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
A Former President Dismisses Accountability in Sri Lanka
February 09, 2017
A Former President Dismisses Accountability in Sri Lanka
We've recently seen some troubling remarks from a former Sri Lankan president.
A Former President Dismisses Accountability in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere
January 30, 2017
Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere
Time may be running out for meaningful reforms, and transitional justice remains just out of reach.
Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
January 20, 2017
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
Disillusionment with the Sirisena regime is running high, giving the Rajapaksa clan a chance to reclaim lost glory.
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
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