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The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis
December 11, 2018
The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis
The current crisis is just the latest round of fighting over the powers of the president.
The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis
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: 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 Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease
December 11, 2017
Sri Lanka Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease
The Sri Lankan government has given assurances that the port will not be used for military ends.
Sri Lanka Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease
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: 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
Sri Lanka: Three Reports Tabled in Parliament
October 22, 2015
Sri Lanka: Three Reports Tabled in Parliament
With the tabling of reports that further underscore the pressing need for a credible accountability process, is Colombo finally ready to act?
Sri Lanka: Three Reports Tabled in Parliament
India and Sri Lanka Vow to Increase Security and Economic Cooperation
September 16, 2015
India and Sri Lanka Vow to Increase Security and Economic Cooperation
India and Sri Lanka plan to conclude an economic partnership agreement by the end of the year.
India and Sri Lanka Vow to Increase Security and Economic Cooperation
Sri Lanka’s ‘Accountability’ Dilemma
September 10, 2015
Sri Lanka’s ‘Accountability’ Dilemma
With an important UN Human Rights Council session on the horizon, Colombo’s plan for ‘accountability’ is hotly debated.
Sri Lanka’s ‘Accountability’ Dilemma
Sri Lanka’s New Cabinet is Sworn In, As Geneva Beckons
September 04, 2015
Sri Lanka’s New Cabinet is Sworn In, As Geneva Beckons
As Sri Lanka's new government takes shape, the country's reckoning with its past looms on the horizon.
Sri Lanka’s New Cabinet is Sworn In, As Geneva Beckons
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
August 31, 2015
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
Is it the end of the road for the country’s former strongman?
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
August 31, 2015
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
Do Sri Lankans have confidence in the process and practice of their democracy?
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
Sri Lanka's New Foreign Policy Presents Opportunities for India
August 24, 2015
Sri Lanka's New Foreign Policy Presents Opportunities for India
Sri Lanka's government wants a more balanced foreign policy and that's good news for India.
Sri Lanka's New Foreign Policy Presents Opportunities for India
Assessing ASEAN's Place in the Asian Security Landscape
August 15, 2015
Assessing ASEAN's Place in the Asian Security Landscape
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss ASEAN's role in the present Asian security landscape.
Assessing ASEAN's Place in the Asian Security Landscape
Sri Lanka's Political Future Arrives at a Crossroads
August 14, 2015
Sri Lanka's Political Future Arrives at a Crossroads
Will Sri Lanka chose a return to corruption, misrule, and near-authoritarianism?
Sri Lanka's Political Future Arrives at a Crossroads
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