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Sri Lanka’s Next President Will Inherit a Diplomatic Balancing Act
November 08, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Next President Will Inherit a Diplomatic Balancing Act

By Mohammed Shihab
The winner of the Nov. 16 poll will have to balance competing great powers as well as safeguard security and sovereignty at home.

Sri Lankans Up in Arms Over US Military Pacts
August 15, 2019

Sri Lankans Up in Arms Over US Military Pacts

By Sudha Ramachandran
A proposed Status of Forces Agreement with the US is stirring up political controversy in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?
February 23, 2019

Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?

By Shakthi De Silva
A blueprint for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy.

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges
February 12, 2019

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera about the future trajectory of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy challenges.

Sri Lanka’s Strategy for Regional Security
July 19, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Strategy for Regional Security

By Barana Waidyatilake
As geopolitical competition intensifies in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka’s best strategy is to stand for a rules-based order.

President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka
February 15, 2017

President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka

By Barana Waidyatilake and Dinusha Panditaratne
What Trump's general philosophy and approach to Asia will mean for small states like Sri Lanka.

China and Sri Lanka: Between a Dream and a Nightmare
November 18, 2016

China and Sri Lanka: Between a Dream and a Nightmare

By Jeff M. Smith
Colombo is realizing the unintended strategic consequences of closer ties with Beijing.
Interview: Patrick Mendis
April 30, 2016

Interview: Patrick Mendis

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka Talks Big on Human Rights Day
December 11, 2015

Sri Lanka Talks Big on Human Rights Day

By Taylor Dibbert
The foreign minister’s remarks aren’t as bold as they may at first appear.

India and Sri Lanka Vow to Increase Security and Economic Cooperation
September 16, 2015

India and Sri Lanka Vow to Increase Security and Economic Cooperation

By Ankit Panda
India and Sri Lanka plan to conclude an economic partnership agreement by the end of the year.

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