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Spotlight on Sri Lanka’s Women-Headed Households Affected by COVID-19
June 04, 2021

Spotlight on Sri Lanka’s Women-Headed Households Affected by COVID-19

By Lihini Ratwatte
A quarter of households in Sri Lanka are headed by women, yet there is no comprehensive national strategy to address their needs, particularly during times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lanka Teaches the World How Not to Respond to COVID-19
May 18, 2021

Sri Lanka Teaches the World How Not to Respond to COVID-19

By Kalani Kumarasinghe
Bungled communications and ethnic profiling have become hallmarks of Sri Lanka's pandemic response.
India’s Public Health Collapse Is a Ticking Time Bomb for the Whole Region
April 27, 2021

India’s Public Health Collapse Is a Ticking Time Bomb for the Whole Region

By Atif Choudhury
The failure of the Modi government may spell disaster for the COVID-19 recovery of India’s neighbors.

Islamophobia on the Rise in Sri Lanka as Deceased Muslims Forced Into Cremation
December 16, 2020

Islamophobia on the Rise in Sri Lanka as Deceased Muslims Forced Into Cremation

By Tasnim Nazeer
Authorities are using COVID-19 to justify forced cremations for Muslims, devastating family members.

Sri Lanka Widens Curfew, Bans Gatherings as Virus Surges
October 08, 2020

Sri Lanka Widens Curfew, Bans Gatherings as Virus Surges

By Associated Press
An outbreak linked to a garment factory has infected more than 1,000 people, the biggest cluster yet in the country.

Sri Lanka Cracks Down on Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest
June 11, 2020

Sri Lanka Cracks Down on Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest

By Kalani Kumarasinghe
A protest against police brutality in the U.S. is met with police brutality in Colombo.

Sailors Become Biggest Cluster of Infections in Sri Lanka
April 30, 2020

Sailors Become Biggest Cluster of Infections in Sri Lanka

By Associated Press
Out of 30 cases discovered in the last 24 hours, 22 are navy sailors.
The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19
April 30, 2020

The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19

By Said Sabir Ibrahimi and Syed Mafiz Kamal
Communal tensions, misinformation, and poverty: across South Asia, governments are facing similar issues in their COVID-19 responses.

China to the Rescue in Sri Lanka
April 15, 2020

China to the Rescue in Sri Lanka

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Beijing first stepped forward to assist Colombo, a move with geopolitical ramifications.

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