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Sri Lanka: Back in the Spotlight at the Human Rights Council
March 03, 2017

Sri Lanka: Back in the Spotlight at the Human Rights Council

By Taylor Dibbert
Colombo’s performance comes under heightened scrutiny.

Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?
June 26, 2016

Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?

By Taylor Dibbert
The country’s foreign minister keeps talking big, but speeches are not policy.
Political Prisoners and Sri Lanka’s Sincerity Crisis
March 28, 2016

Political Prisoners and Sri Lanka’s Sincerity Crisis

By Taylor Dibbert
Colombo’s cowardice regarding Tamil political prisoners is deeply troubling.

Sri Lanka Talks Big on Human Rights Day
December 11, 2015

Sri Lanka Talks Big on Human Rights Day

By Taylor Dibbert
The foreign minister’s remarks aren’t as bold as they may at first appear.

The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka is Tabled
September 28, 2015

The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka is Tabled

By Taylor Dibbert
After a flurry of diplomatic activity in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka has finally been tabled.

Negotiating Sri Lanka’s Future at the UN Human Rights Council
September 23, 2015

Negotiating Sri Lanka’s Future at the UN Human Rights Council

By Taylor Dibbert
Negotiations over another UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka are ongoing, with many issues unresolved.

Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: What Now?
September 18, 2015

Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: What Now?

By Taylor Dibbert
With the long-awaited report on Sri Lanka’s violent history finally out, what’s next for Colombo at the UN Human Rights Council?
Sri Lanka: Front and Center at the UN Human Rights Council
September 16, 2015

Sri Lanka: Front and Center at the UN Human Rights Council

By Taylor Dibbert
Sri Lanka’s foreign minister recently delivered a strong speech in Geneva. Can the government match words with action?

Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: Let the Debate Begin – Again
September 14, 2015

Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: Let the Debate Begin – Again

By Taylor Dibbert
Sri Lanka’s new government can expect a warm reception in Geneva, but many important questions remain unanswered.

China Continues to Court Sri Lanka
March 03, 2015

China Continues to Court Sri Lanka

By Shannon Tiezzi
China touted its friendship with Sri Lanka with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in Beijing.

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