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Sri Lanka protests 2022

1 Year Later, Sri Lanka’s Struggle Continues 

1 Year Later, Sri Lanka’s Struggle Continues 

By Tasnim Nazeer
On the first anniversary of the people’s uprising, the spirit of dissent among Sri Lankan citizens remains strong. 

Where Does Sri Lanka’s Protest Movement Go From Here?

Where Does Sri Lanka’s Protest Movement Go From Here?

By Devana Senanayake
The primary demand of the 2022 protests – the removal of Gotabaya Rajapaksa from his role as president – has been achieved, but the secondary demand of “system change” has not.
Is Transformation Possible in Sri Lanka?

Is Transformation Possible in Sri Lanka?

By Bhavani Fonseka
One year after the protests that ousted Sri Lanka’s president and government, reforms remain elusive and the national crisis is far from over.

Why Sri Lanka’s Headline Grabbing Protests Failed

Why Sri Lanka’s Headline Grabbing Protests Failed

By Thusiyan Nandakumar
Yes, Sri Lankans drove President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from office – but did they accomplish any lasting change?

Sri Lanka Urged to Free Student Activist Held Over Protests

Sri Lanka Urged to Free Student Activist Held Over Protests

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
Rights groups say that authorities used extraordinary powers to keep Wasantha Mudalige in detention without producing evidence of his involvement in terrorism.

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Protests Against Sri Lankan President a Flop Show

Protests Against Sri Lankan President a Flop Show

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Low turnout at the protests indicates that Sri Lankans are giving the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration a chance to deliver.

Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Returns to Sri Lanka

Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Returns to Sri Lanka

By Arundathie Abeysinghe
The government is concerned about renewed protests against the unpopular former leader, while opposition figures worry Rajapaksa will try to find a way to re-enter politics.
A Brief History of Sri Lanka’s President’s House

A Brief History of Sri Lanka’s President’s House

By Jeffrey Hyland
The fascinating history of the opulent building that became ground zero for Sri Lanka’s protests.

Wickremesinghe Becomes Sri Lanka’s Interim President

Wickremesinghe Becomes Sri Lanka’s Interim President

By Krutika Pathi, Krishan Francis, and Bharatha Mallawarachi
He will remain in the post until Parliament elects a new president to serve out the remainder of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s term, ending in 2024.

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

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

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

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.

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