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As Sri Lanka’s Economy Unravels, a Crude Awakening
July 12, 2022

As Sri Lanka’s Economy Unravels, a Crude Awakening

By Luke Hunt
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stepped down, but the task of cleaning up the country's economic mess has only just begun.
The Rajapaksa Regime Is Gone. What Next for Sri Lanka?
July 12, 2022

The Rajapaksa Regime Is Gone. What Next for Sri Lanka?

By P.K. Balachandran
“Gota” is finally gone, but ending Sri Lanka’s chronic instability will be an even harder task than ousting the Rajapaksas.

Sri Lankans Storm President’s House, Office in Biggest Rally Yet
July 09, 2022

Sri Lankans Storm President’s House, Office in Biggest Rally Yet

By Krishan Francis
Protesters had successfully demanded the prime minister’s resignation, but they want his brother gone from the presidency as well.

Economic Crisis Forces Sri Lanka to Shed Fears and Move Closer to US, Middle East
July 06, 2022

Economic Crisis Forces Sri Lanka to Shed Fears and Move Closer to US, Middle East

By P.K. Balachandran
Sri Lanka has accepted a USAID project to promote “productive democratic governance” and is seeking fuel on credit from Middle East.

Sri Lanka Sends 2 Ministers to Russia to Negotiate for Oil
June 27, 2022

Sri Lanka Sends 2 Ministers to Russia to Negotiate for Oil

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
It comes amid a high-level U.S. delegation’s visit to Sri Lanka to help it cope with the unprecedented economic crisis.
India Strengthens Its Position in Sri Lanka Vis-à-Vis Rival China
June 25, 2022

India Strengthens Its Position in Sri Lanka Vis-à-Vis Rival China

By P.K. Balachandran
By offering support during Colombo’s economic collapse, India has widened its footprint in Sri Lanka after a decade of losing ground to China.

Michael Kugelman on South Asia’s Overlapping Crises
June 01, 2022

Michael Kugelman on South Asia’s Overlapping Crises

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Pakistan and Sri Lanka have experienced the most political tumult in South Asia, and in both cases it’s been driven by economic stress.”
India Reaps Economic Gains From Sri Lanka’s Crisis
April 27, 2022

India Reaps Economic Gains From Sri Lanka’s Crisis

By Arundathie Abeysinghe
Sri Lanka’s apparel and tea industries are seeing orders diverted to India amid shortages and unrest.

Bhavani Fonseka Explains Sri Lanka’s Protests
April 26, 2022

Bhavani Fonseka Explains Sri Lanka’s Protests

By Shannon Tiezzi
“The political and economic crisis have exposed the multiple failures of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency.”

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Offers to Meet With Protesters
April 13, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Offers to Meet With Protesters

By Krishan Francis
But protestors are unimpressed. They want the ruling Rajapaksa clan to go.

Sri Lankans Gear Up to Remove the Rajapaksas
April 13, 2022

Sri Lankans Gear Up to Remove the Rajapaksas

By Sudha Ramachandran
That will not be easy as the president enjoys enormous powers and cannot be impeached easily.
Sri Lanka’s Leaderless Protests
April 12, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Leaderless Protests

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The leaderless nature of the protests was part of the attraction for many Sri Lankans. But leaders need to emerge if the movement is going to succeed in bringing about political change.

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