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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.

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Family Falls From Grace
May 13, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Family Falls From Grace

By David Rising and Krutika Pathi
President Gotabaya, who is the last Rajapaksa still clinging to national office, has not been seen outside his heavily guarded compound.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Resigns After Weeks of Protests
May 09, 2022

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Resigns After Weeks of Protests

By Krishan Francis and Bharatha Mallawarachi
Mahinda Rajapaksa is the fourth member of the Rajapaksa clan to step down since the political crisis worsened in late March.

Sri Lanka Is on the Brink of Bankruptcy
May 04, 2022

Sri Lanka Is on the Brink of Bankruptcy

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
The island's usable foreign reserves are now down to less than $50 million.

Rajapaksas’ Unpopularity Surges as Debt Crisis Worsens
April 28, 2022

Rajapaksas’ Unpopularity Surges as Debt Crisis Worsens

By Krutika Pathi and Krishan Francis
But Sri Lanka's ruling family is refusing to heed the demand for their resignation.

Will Sri Lanka’s IMF Gamble Work?
April 27, 2022

Will Sri Lanka’s IMF Gamble Work?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Implementing the IMF’s recommendations will be a daunting task for the Rajapaksa government as it will be resisted by the masses, opposition parties, and trade unions.

Sri Lankan President and PM Locked in a Tug-of-War
April 26, 2022

Sri Lankan President and PM Locked in a Tug-of-War

By Sudha Ramachandran
Under pressure from the people to resign, Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa are scheming separately, each to sink the other to save his own seat.
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