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Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election: Focus on Divisive Politics and Beyond
October 21, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election: Focus on Divisive Politics and Beyond

By Amresh Gunasingham
On November 16, Sri Lankans go to the polls to elect their next president. 

Sri Lanka Presidential Hopeful Says Won’t Honor Deal with UN
October 15, 2019

Sri Lanka Presidential Hopeful Says Won’t Honor Deal with UN

By Associated Press
Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he won’t recognized an agreement to investigate alleged war crimes
Afghanistan-Sri Lanka: Natural Partners in Democracy and Development
October 10, 2019

Afghanistan-Sri Lanka: Natural Partners in Democracy and Development

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Despite occasional challenges, Sri Lanka’s democracy is vibrant and resilient, inspiring younger democracies such as Afghanistan. 

Sri Lanka’s Political Intrigue Deepens
October 01, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Political Intrigue Deepens

By Sudha Ramachandran
With elections looming, Sri Lanka’s turbulent political landscape offers more questions than answers about the country’s near-term trajectory.

How Torture Is Institutionalized in Sri Lanka
September 20, 2019

How Torture Is Institutionalized in Sri Lanka

By Ana Pararajasingham
Many alleged torturers remain in senior police positions.

India’s Reach in Maritime Domain Awareness: A Hit or Miss for Sri Lanka?
September 12, 2019

India’s Reach in Maritime Domain Awareness: A Hit or Miss for Sri Lanka?

By Natasha Fernando
Given fears of Indian hegemonic designs, Sri Lanka has been cautious in engaging India for assistance in maritime security.

South Asian Countries Overlook Regional Economic Integration at Their Own Risk
August 16, 2019

South Asian Countries Overlook Regional Economic Integration at Their Own Risk

By Mayaz Alam
Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka find themselves on the outside of regional economic initiatives looking in.
Easter Bombings Damaged Sri Lanka Economy Beyond Tourism
July 31, 2019

Easter Bombings Damaged Sri Lanka Economy Beyond Tourism

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
While a huge share of job losses were in the tourism sector, they've rippled through many other industries.

Sri Lanka: A Center for Sino-Indian Strategic Competition
July 11, 2019

Sri Lanka: A Center for Sino-Indian Strategic Competition

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The delivery of a Chinese frigate to the South Asian nation reinforces its role within competition between the two Asian giants.

Modi Regaining Lost Opportunities in the Maldives and Sri Lanka
June 14, 2019

Modi Regaining Lost Opportunities in the Maldives and Sri Lanka

By Shishir Upadhyaya
India is once again presented with an opportunity to expand its military influence in the region.

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Undermining Human Rights?
June 07, 2019

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Undermining Human Rights?

By Abbas Faiz
The BRI has provided much-needed development, but it has also generated more authoritarianism.
Under Pressure in the West, Huawei Looks to South Asia
May 31, 2019

Under Pressure in the West, Huawei Looks to South Asia

By Sabena Siddiqui
China's Huawei may be on the backfoot in the West, but South Asia remains a massive, ripe, market.

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