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Sri Lanka’s Proposed Anti-terror Law Makes Dissent an Act of Terror

Sri Lanka’s Proposed Anti-terror Law Makes Dissent an Act of Terror

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The government is arming itself with a law to crush mass protests and strikes aimed at opposing its economic policies and IMF austerity measures.
Sri Lankan President’s Grip Over Power Turns More Tenuous

Sri Lankan President’s Grip Over Power Turns More Tenuous

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The vote on the 22nd Amendment to the constitution lays bare the declining grip of the Rajapaksas over the SLPP.

Sri Lanka to Move Away From China and Toward Economic Integration With India

Sri Lanka to Move Away From China and Toward Economic Integration With India

By P.K. Balachandran
In a recent address, President Wickremesinghe defended the Chinese-built Hambantota port but pledged to address India’s security concerns.

Sri Lanka Refuses International Human Rights Investigation

Sri Lanka Refuses International Human Rights Investigation

By Krishan Francis
While the government says it is willing to engage with the international community to seek closure of human rights issues, any solution should conform to the country's constitution.

Sri Lanka’s President Says IMF Talks Nearing Successful End

Sri Lanka’s President Says IMF Talks Nearing Successful End

By Krishan Francis and Bharatha Mallawarachi
President Ranil Wickremesinghe said his government will soon start negotiating debt restructuring with countries that provide loans to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Leader Proposes 25-year Plan for Crisis-hit Nation

Sri Lanka Leader Proposes 25-year Plan for Crisis-hit Nation

By Krishan Francis
Wickremesinghe said the government's aim is to create a surplus in the primary budget by the year 2025 and to bring down public debt.

Sri Lanka’s New President Cracks Down on Protests as Challenges Mount

Sri Lanka’s New President Cracks Down on Protests as Challenges Mount

By Luke Hunt
Ranil Wickremesinghe's use of troops to dismantle protest camps in Colombo sends out a chilling message.
Rocky Road Ahead for Ranil Wickremesinghe

Rocky Road Ahead for Ranil Wickremesinghe

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The recently elected Sri Lankan president has started badly, by using troops to forcibly vacate protest sites in Colombo.

Wickremesinghe Faces Steep Challenges as Sri Lanka’s President

Wickremesinghe Faces Steep Challenges as Sri Lanka’s President

By Krishan Francis and Elaine Kurtenbach
Hours after his swearing-in, he sent troops and police to force protesters out of the main protest sites in Colombo.

Ranil Wickremesinghe Elected Sri Lanka’s New President

Ranil Wickremesinghe Elected Sri Lanka’s New President

By Krishan Francis
Widely seen to be an ally of the Rajapaksas, his election could reignite fresh protests on the restive island.

It’s a 3-Horse Race for the Presidency in Sri Lanka

It’s a 3-Horse Race for the Presidency in Sri Lanka

By Krishan Francis
Parliamentarians will vote on Wednesday to decide who will succeed ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the island last week.
Wickremesinghe Becomes Sri Lanka’s Interim President

Wickremesinghe Becomes Sri Lanka’s Interim President

By Krutika Pathi, Krishan Francis, and Bharatha Mallawarachi
He will remain in the post until Parliament elects a new president to serve out the remainder of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s term, ending in 2024.

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