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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.”
Shrinking Space for Religious Minorities in Sri Lanka 
October 25, 2021

Shrinking Space for Religious Minorities in Sri Lanka 

By Knox Thames
Recent reports from CSW and USCIRF highlight the pressures put on Sri Lanka’s religious minorities.

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections
October 08, 2021

India Competes for Sri Lanka’s Affections

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s growing footprint in Sri Lanka has been of concern to India.
Does Sri Lanka Really Have a Food Crisis?
September 24, 2021

Does Sri Lanka Really Have a Food Crisis?

By Kalani Kumarasinghe
The problem isn’t the availability of food items or essential goods, but skyrocketing prices of essentials due to stockpiling.

Church: Talks on Sri Lankan Blasts Require Government Credibility
September 01, 2021

Church: Talks on Sri Lankan Blasts Require Government Credibility

By Krishan Francis
Bombings on Easter Sunday 2019 killed 269 people. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka wants a transparent investigation before talks with the government.

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?
August 19, 2021

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India’s sees subregional engagement, like the expanding Colombo Security Conclave, as critical for securing its strategic interests.

Spotlight on Sri Lanka’s Women-Headed Households Affected by COVID-19
June 04, 2021

Spotlight on Sri Lanka’s Women-Headed Households Affected by COVID-19

By Lihini Ratwatte
A quarter of households in Sri Lanka are headed by women, yet there is no comprehensive national strategy to address their needs, particularly during times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Darshana M. Baruah on Indian Ocean Geopolitics
June 01, 2021

Darshana M. Baruah on Indian Ocean Geopolitics

By Shannon Tiezzi
“To better understand the unraveling Indian Ocean geopolitics, it is important to study and understand the new maritime identities of the Indian Ocean islands.”

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