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Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas Are Back in Power
November 18, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas Are Back in Power

By Sudha Ramachandran
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense secretary in his brother Mahinda's government, promises a strong hand as he takes over the presidency.

Sri Lanka Still Hunting for Its ‘Disappeared’
December 20, 2018

Sri Lanka Still Hunting for Its ‘Disappeared’

By Meenakshi Ganguly
A culture of impunity – especially for “war heroes” – persists in Sri Lanka.
Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective
September 19, 2017

Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective

By Taylor Dibbert
Operationalizing Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons isn’t necessarily that significant.

Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka
July 21, 2017

Looking at Systemic Torture in Sri Lanka

By Taylor Dibbert
The Diplomat’s Taylor Dibbert speaks with Frances Harrison of the International Truth and Justice Project.  

The Cancer Within Sri Lanka’s Military
April 17, 2017

The Cancer Within Sri Lanka’s Military

By Taylor Dibbert
Sri Lanka’s security sector is in serious need of reform.

Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
January 11, 2017

Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa

By Ankit Panda
Taylor Dibbert and Ankit Panda discuss Sri Lanka's domestic politics and foreign policy.

When Travel Writing Becomes Propaganda: Sri Lanka Edition
December 14, 2016

When Travel Writing Becomes Propaganda: Sri Lanka Edition

By Taylor Dibbert
A recent travel piece on the war-torn nation misses the mark badly.
Sri Lanka: Is Transitional Justice in Trouble?
September 14, 2016

Sri Lanka: Is Transitional Justice in Trouble?

By Taylor Dibbert
For Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process, the coming months are crucial.

More Worries Over Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Process
September 06, 2016

More Worries Over Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Process

By Taylor Dibbert
Will Colombo finally get serious about healing the wounds of war?

Sri Lanka Will Create an Office of Missing Persons
August 16, 2016

Sri Lanka Will Create an Office of Missing Persons

By Taylor Dibbert
Ostensibly, Colombo takes a step forward, yet plenty remains to be done.

Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?
June 26, 2016

Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?

By Taylor Dibbert
The country’s foreign minister keeps talking big, but speeches are not policy.
New Report Details Abuses Against Sri Lankan Tamils
June 11, 2016

New Report Details Abuses Against Sri Lankan Tamils

By Taylor Dibbert
A new report focuses on exiled Sri Lankan Tamils.

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