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Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Bound by Travails
February 27, 2021

Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Bound by Travails

By Thusiyan Nandakumar
The February coup in Myanmar should serve as a wake-up call when it comes to Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka
November 19, 2020

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
With the Rajapaksa brothers at the helm, majoritarian politics threatens to morph into militant nationalism in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country
December 13, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country

By Bahauddin Foizee
Religious nationalism influenced Sri Lanka's election results -- and that influence is not going away anytime soon.

Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Violence
March 13, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Violence

By Sudha Ramachandran
Anti-Muslim violence on the island has a long history tied to conceptions of Sinhalese-Buddhist identity.

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
January 20, 2017

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again

By SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda
Disillusionment with the Sirisena regime is running high, giving the Rajapaksa clan a chance to reclaim lost glory.

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.

Lion's Blood: Behind Sri Lanka's Sinha Le Movement
June 29, 2016

Lion's Blood: Behind Sri Lanka's Sinha Le Movement

By Zachary Walko
The rise of Sinhala-Buddhist ultra-nationalism (allegedly with political backing) could threaten reconciliation.
Interview: Dilanthe Withanage on Sinhala-Buddhist Nationalism
June 29, 2016

Interview: Dilanthe Withanage on Sinhala-Buddhist Nationalism

By Zachary Walko
An interview with Dilanthe Withanage, the chief executive officer of Sri Lanka's Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).

Sri Lanka’s Muslims in the Cross Hairs
September 11, 2013

Sri Lanka’s Muslims in the Cross Hairs

By Sudha Ramachandran
Turning their attention from Tamils, Sinhala-Buddhist nationalists are now targeting the island's Muslim minority.

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