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Sri Lankan Parties Are Amending the Constitution Yet Again
June 16, 2022

Sri Lankan Parties Are Amending the Constitution Yet Again

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The aim is to dilute the executive presidency, but there are differences on the extent to which the president’s powers should be clipped.

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Family Falls From Grace
May 13, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Family Falls From Grace

By David Rising and Krutika Pathi
President Gotabaya, who is the last Rajapaksa still clinging to national office, has not been seen outside his heavily guarded compound.
Sri Lankan Troops Roll into the Capital After Violence, Protests
May 11, 2022

Sri Lankan Troops Roll into the Capital After Violence, Protests

By Krishan Francis
Security forces have been ordered to shoot those deemed to be participating in violence.

Has the Gotabaya Presidency Entered Its Final Days?
May 10, 2022

Has the Gotabaya Presidency Entered Its Final Days?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
If the Sri Lankan president was angling for a dignified departure from power, those hopes are unlikely to be fulfilled.

Will Sri Lanka’s IMF Gamble Work?
April 27, 2022

Will Sri Lanka’s IMF Gamble Work?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Implementing the IMF’s recommendations will be a daunting task for the Rajapaksa government as it will be resisted by the masses, opposition parties, and trade unions.

Sri Lankans Gear Up to Remove the Rajapaksas
April 13, 2022

Sri Lankans Gear Up to Remove the Rajapaksas

By Sudha Ramachandran
That will not be easy as the president enjoys enormous powers and cannot be impeached easily.

Sri Lanka’s Leaderless Protests
April 12, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Leaderless Protests

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The leaderless nature of the protests was part of the attraction for many Sri Lankans. But leaders need to emerge if the movement is going to succeed in bringing about political change.
Sri Lanka’s President Strikes Reconciliatory Note as Debt Crisis Looms
January 18, 2022

Sri Lanka’s President Strikes Reconciliatory Note as Debt Crisis Looms

By Krishan Francis
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is willing to learn from the international community on human rights issues, he told Parliament.

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