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Sri Lanka’s Political Intrigue Deepens
October 01, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Political Intrigue Deepens

By Sudha Ramachandran
With elections looming, Sri Lanka’s turbulent political landscape offers more questions than answers about the country’s near-term trajectory.

Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting
March 22, 2019

Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting

By Krishan Francis
The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe rivalry extends to different approaches to UN pressure on transitional justice issues.
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
January 09, 2019

Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota

By Nicholas Muller
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.

Sri Lanka: After the Crisis, What Next?
January 07, 2019

Sri Lanka: After the Crisis, What Next?

By Umesh Moramudali
The immediate political crisis is over, but the underlying fire is still smoldering.

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court: Dissolution of Parliament Unconstitutional
December 14, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court: Dissolution of Parliament Unconstitutional

By Krishan Francis
The ongoing political crisis takes another twist.

The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis
December 11, 2018

The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis

By Umesh Moramudali
The current crisis is just the latest round of fighting over the powers of the president.

Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa
November 14, 2018

Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa

By Ankit Panda
The motion may intensify the ongoing constitutional crisis as Rajapaksa's supporters refuse to recognize its legitimacy.
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
October 30, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension

By Ana Pararajasingham
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 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

By Ankit Panda
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 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

By Ankit Panda
The Sri Lankan government has given assurances that the port will not be used for military ends.

A Former President Dismisses Accountability in Sri Lanka
February 09, 2017

A Former President Dismisses Accountability in Sri Lanka

By Taylor Dibbert
We've recently seen some troubling remarks from a former Sri Lankan president.
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
January 20, 2017

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again

By SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda
Disillusionment with the Sirisena regime is running high, giving the Rajapaksa clan a chance to reclaim lost glory.

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