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A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
May 17, 2019

A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils

By Anjali Manivannan
May 18 is an important reminder that while the country’s armed conflict may have ended, the search for elusive justice continues.

The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
October 11, 2018

The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

By Mario Arulthas
Sri Lankan governments have proven unwilling to acknowledge, let alone address, the root cause of conflict on the island.
Unsilenced: Male Rape by the Sri Lankan Security Forces
September 19, 2018

Unsilenced: Male Rape by the Sri Lankan Security Forces

By Ana Pararajasingham
A new report documents the widespread use of sexual torture on male Tamil detainees.

Why Sri Lanka Doesn't Trust the UN
August 10, 2016

Why Sri Lanka Doesn't Trust the UN

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
Popular opinion in Sri Lanka views the UN's human rights efforts as a form of neocolonialism.

Another High-Level US Visit to Sri Lanka This Week
December 14, 2015

Another High-Level US Visit to Sri Lanka This Week

By Taylor Dibbert
In light of another visit by senior U.S. government officials, Colombo should clarify a few transitional justice issues.

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.

The Future of US-Sri Lanka Relations
December 08, 2015

The Future of US-Sri Lanka Relations

By Taylor Dibbert
As Washington continues to embrace Sri Lanka’s new government, it’s important to remember that America’s next president is unlikely to shake up ties.
The Truth About Justice in Sri Lanka
May 13, 2014

The Truth About Justice in Sri Lanka

By Taylor Dibbert
It is time to be realistic about the chances of achieving accountability on human rights in Sri Lanka.

Northeast India Shows High Voter Turnout
April 09, 2014

Northeast India Shows High Voter Turnout

By Ankit Panda
Indian elections, human rights in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh's poor economic outlook and more. South Asia links.

India and Sri Lanka: Playing the Long Game?
March 31, 2014

India and Sri Lanka: Playing the Long Game?

By Ankit Panda
Indian policy towards Sri Lanka is caught between the national interest and serving domestic interest groups.

Sri Lanka: Waffling India Faces Tough Decision
March 25, 2014

Sri Lanka: Waffling India Faces Tough Decision

By Srini Sitaraman
Whichever way it votes on an upcoming UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, India will offend key constituents.
Sri Lanka: Tamil Struggle Continues
December 02, 2013

Sri Lanka: Tamil Struggle Continues

By Kim Wall
With the Rajapaksa regime intransigent, Tamils hope that foreign pressure can provide the impetus for change.

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