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Sri Lanka’s Uneven Reconstruction
November 07, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Uneven Reconstruction

By Umesh Moramudali
Nearly a decade after the civil war ended, war-affected provinces still lag behind the rest of the country economically.

Sri Lanka Presidential Hopeful Says Won’t Honor Deal with UN
October 15, 2019

Sri Lanka Presidential Hopeful Says Won’t Honor Deal with UN

By Associated Press
Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he won’t recognized an agreement to investigate alleged war crimes
A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
May 17, 2019

A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils

By Anjali Manivannan
May 18 is an important reminder that while the country’s armed conflict may have ended, the search for elusive justice continues.

The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice
April 03, 2019

The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice

By Ana Pararajasingham
Western countries are less interested in pressuring Sri Lanka now that Rajapaksa is no longer in charge.

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.

Why Is Sri Lanka Defying the United Nations?
December 22, 2017

Why Is Sri Lanka Defying the United Nations?

By Ana Pararajasingham
Sri Lanka’s strategy of defiance, denial, and delay might be designed to evade the charge of genocide.

Interview: Rajiva Wijesinha
May 08, 2016

Interview: Rajiva Wijesinha

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
A leading author on Sri Lanka’s efforts to repair relations with the Tamils.
Time for Action on Sri Lanka War Crimes
January 15, 2016

Time for Action on Sri Lanka War Crimes

By Sarava Kanesa Thasan
Just how committed is the Sri Lankan government to implementing the UNHRC resolution?

 Colombo’s Military Build-Up: A Strategy of Deterrence
December 30, 2015

Colombo’s Military Build-Up: A Strategy of Deterrence

By Ana Pararajasingham
What might explain the recent increase in defense spending?

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.

Interview: UN Report on Sri Lanka
September 17, 2015

Interview: UN Report on Sri Lanka

By Sanjay Kumar
Jehan Perera of Sri Lanka's National Peace Council responds to the UN Human Rights Council's report on the civil war.
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.

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