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How Sri Lanka’s Crisis Hurts 8,000 Miles Away
June 02, 2022

How Sri Lanka’s Crisis Hurts 8,000 Miles Away

By Sandhira Wijayaratne
One member of the Sri Lankan diaspora reflects on the agony of watching his motherland lurch from crisis to crisis. 

Wickremesinghe Chosen Sri Lanka Prime Minister in Effort to Quell Crisis
May 13, 2022

Wickremesinghe Chosen Sri Lanka Prime Minister in Effort to Quell Crisis

By Krishan Francis and Bharatha Mallawarachi
The president's selection of Wickremesinghe a five-time former prime minister, is an attempt to end the violence and restore international credibility.
Sri Lanka Government Wins Parliament Vote Amid Protests
May 05, 2022

Sri Lanka Government Wins Parliament Vote Amid Protests

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, backed by the ruling coalition led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was re-elected deputy speaker after having resigned in April.

Sri Lanka Opposition Declares No Confidence in Government
May 04, 2022

Sri Lanka Opposition Declares No Confidence in Government

By Krishan Francis
A majority vote in the 225-member Parliament would be needed to remove Rajapaksa and the Cabinet from power. 

Lawmaker: Sri Lanka President Agrees to Remove Brother as Prime Minister
April 29, 2022

Lawmaker: Sri Lanka President Agrees to Remove Brother as Prime Minister

By Krishan Francis
MP (and former president) Sirisena says Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to a national council and a new prime minister; the prime minister's spokesperson said that had not been communicated yet.

Challenges Ahead for the Colombo Security Conclave, the Indian Ocean Quad
April 15, 2022

Challenges Ahead for the Colombo Security Conclave, the Indian Ocean Quad

By Kannan Reghunathan Nair
The Delhi-driven subregional arrangement faces a number of challenges but stands as a noteworthy endeavor to coordinate on maritime safety and security in the Indian Ocean region.

India and Sri Lanka Sign Pacts to Enhance Maritime Security
April 15, 2022

India and Sri Lanka Sign Pacts to Enhance Maritime Security

By Arundathie Abeysinghe
Amid increased Chinese activity, India and Sri Lanka focus on their shared strategic interests in the Southern Indian Ocean region.
Sri Lanka Halts Debt Repayment Pending IMF Bailout Plan
April 12, 2022

Sri Lanka Halts Debt Repayment Pending IMF Bailout Plan

By Krishan Francis
Sri Lankans for the past months have been enduring shortages of fuel, food, and other essentials and daily power outages.

Sri Lanka Opposition Rejects Proposed Unity Government
April 05, 2022

Sri Lanka Opposition Rejects Proposed Unity Government

By Krishan Francis
On Sunday, after large protests, all 26 Cabinet ministers resigned. President Rajapaksa's proposed unity government was refused and protests continue.

Bay of Bengal Countries Need to Pay Closer Attention to the Climate-Security Nexus
February 26, 2022

Bay of Bengal Countries Need to Pay Closer Attention to the Climate-Security Nexus

By Angshuman Choudhury and Siddharth Anil Nair
There is widespread global consensus on the seriousness of climate change, but we are yet to understand the full extent of its consequences on our polities and societies.

Sri Lanka Imposes Power Cuts as Cash Crisis Deepens
February 23, 2022

Sri Lanka Imposes Power Cuts as Cash Crisis Deepens

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
A currency crunch has hindered imports of fuel and other essentials from overseas, including milk powder, cooking gas, and petrol.
Sri Lanka’s Archbishop Speaks Out Against Activist’s Arrest
February 16, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Archbishop Speaks Out Against Activist’s Arrest

By Krishan Francis
The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, called the arrest of Shehan Malaka Gamage an "indecent and thuggish act" that resembled "an abduction.”

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