October 23, 2019
The Internal and International Dimensions of Sri Lanka’s Presidential Elections
By Ana Pararajasingham
A Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency will have serious repercussions for both Sri Lanka’s internal governance as well as its international partnerships.
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.
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
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.
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.
September 20, 2019
How Torture Is Institutionalized in Sri Lanka
By Ana Pararajasingham
Many alleged torturers remain in senior police positions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.