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Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Might.
September 20, 2022

Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Might.

By Debrah Gomes and Vineeth Krishnan
For far too long Sri Lanka has been a stage with the Rajapaksas as the only meaningful actors. A democratic renewal may be all that can save the country in the long run.

Has the Sri Lankan Crisis Triggered a Change in Ethnic Relations?
May 18, 2022

Has the Sri Lankan Crisis Triggered a Change in Ethnic Relations?

By Eranga Jayawardena
For the first time ever, an event held by mostly Sinhalese also memorialized Tamil victims of the decades-long civil war.
UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote
March 24, 2021

UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote

By Abhijnan Rej
India abstained from voting while China voted against the resolution.

New UN Report Airs Concerns About Human Rights in Sri Lanka
January 28, 2021

New UN Report Airs Concerns About Human Rights in Sri Lanka

By Associated Press
The U.N.'s human rights chief says it is "time for international action to ensure justice for international crimes."

Against the Memory Police: War and Remembrance in Sri Lanka
January 13, 2021

Against the Memory Police: War and Remembrance in Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
The recent destruction of a memorial for Sri Lankan Tamils massacred during the civil war raises important, difficult, questions.

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka
November 19, 2020

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
With the Rajapaksa brothers at the helm, majoritarian politics threatens to morph into militant nationalism in Sri Lanka.

Controversial Movie About Cricket Legend Creates Dissatisfaction Among the Tamil Community
October 30, 2020

Controversial Movie About Cricket Legend Creates Dissatisfaction Among the Tamil Community

By Jeevethan Selvachandran
The Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is perceived to be close to the Rajapaksa brothers despite being an ethnic Tamil.
Sri Lanka Elections: Tamils Have Not Abandoned Human Rights for Economic Development
August 24, 2020

Sri Lanka Elections: Tamils Have Not Abandoned Human Rights for Economic Development

By J. S. Tissainayagam
Sri Lanka’s ethnic minority remains committed to both, but not one at the expense of the other.

The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War
May 31, 2020

The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
The events of 39 years ago set the stage for Sri Lanka’s civil war – and still echo today.

Post-War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust for Tamils
May 15, 2020

Post-War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust for Tamils

By Visvajit Sriramrajan
More than a decade after the Mullivaikkal massacre, Tamils remain heavily discriminated against by a state that has yet to reckon with its violent past.

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

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