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Sri Lanka crisis 2022

Amid Shortages and Turmoil, Sri Lanka Grinds to a Halt
July 03, 2022

Amid Shortages and Turmoil, Sri Lanka Grinds to a Halt

By M.R. Narayan Swamy
Sri Lankan economists warn that the country could face a famine-like situation in a few months.

Sri Lanka’s Crisis Cripples Once Burgeoning Middle Class
June 22, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Crisis Cripples Once Burgeoning Middle Class

By Krutika Pathi and Bharatha Mallawarachi
Families that never had to worry about food or fuel are now cutting back on meals and eating less.
Sri Lankan Parties Are Amending the Constitution Yet Again
June 16, 2022

Sri Lankan Parties Are Amending the Constitution Yet Again

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The aim is to dilute the executive presidency, but there are differences on the extent to which the president’s powers should be clipped.

Sri Lanka Holds its Breath as New PM Fights to Save Economy
June 06, 2022

Sri Lanka Holds its Breath as New PM Fights to Save Economy

By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krutika Pathi
Financial hardship persists but there is growing hope among Sri Lankans that Ranil Wickremsinghe will see them through the tough times.

How Sri Lanka’s Crisis Hurts 8,000 Miles Away
June 02, 2022

How Sri Lanka’s Crisis Hurts 8,000 Miles Away

By Sandhira Wijayaratne
One member of the Sri Lankan diaspora reflects on the agony of watching his motherland lurch from crisis to crisis. 

Indian Assistance to Sri Lanka: Lifeline or Chokehold?
May 25, 2022

Indian Assistance to Sri Lanka: Lifeline or Chokehold?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
India received many concessions from the Rajapaksas in recent years and has vested interests in the status quo.

Sri Lanka’s Meltdown Puts China’s Strategic Influence in Jeopardy
May 18, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Meltdown Puts China’s Strategic Influence in Jeopardy

By Mohamed Zeeshan
The decline of the Rajapaksas has adversely hit Chinese fortunes in the Indian Ocean island and sullied its image among other Belt and Road partners.
Sri Lankan Troops Roll into the Capital After Violence, Protests
May 11, 2022

Sri Lankan Troops Roll into the Capital After Violence, Protests

By Krishan Francis
Security forces have been ordered to shoot those deemed to be participating in violence.

Has the Gotabaya Presidency Entered Its Final Days?
May 10, 2022

Has the Gotabaya Presidency Entered Its Final Days?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
If the Sri Lankan president was angling for a dignified departure from power, those hopes are unlikely to be fulfilled.

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