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UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote
March 24, 2021

UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote

By Abhijnan Rej
India abstained from voting while China voted against the resolution.

Against the Memory Police: War and Remembrance in Sri Lanka
January 13, 2021

Against the Memory Police: War and Remembrance in Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
The recent destruction of a memorial for Sri Lankan Tamils massacred during the civil war raises important, difficult, questions.
Controversial Movie About Cricket Legend Creates Dissatisfaction Among the Tamil Community
October 30, 2020

Controversial Movie About Cricket Legend Creates Dissatisfaction Among the Tamil Community

By Jeevethan Selvachandran
The Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is perceived to be close to the Rajapaksa brothers despite being an ethnic Tamil.

Sri Lanka’s Uneven Reconstruction
November 07, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Uneven Reconstruction

By Umesh Moramudali
Nearly a decade after the civil war ended, war-affected provinces still lag behind the rest of the country economically.

China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
September 11, 2018

China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
China is moving into new geographical areas of Sri Lanka, where Indian influence has traditionally been strongest.

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.

India and Sri Lanka in Antiquity
September 18, 2016

India and Sri Lanka in Antiquity

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Geographic proximity meant that the histories of India and Sri Lanka were intertwined.
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.

Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
May 19, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace

By Taylor Dibbert
The island nation’s “democratic transition” leaves plenty to be desired.

Problems Continue to Plague Sri Lanka’s Northern Province
February 18, 2016

Problems Continue to Plague Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

By Taylor Dibbert
In spite of the country’s recent democratic gains, problems continue to plague Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Northern Province.

Explaining Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka
February 03, 2016

Explaining Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka

By Taylor Dibbert
Transitional justice in Sri Lanka will be a long, difficult process; awareness-raising is absolutely essential.
Sri Lanka: Is Sirisena Ready to Release Tamil Political Prisoners?
October 19, 2015

Sri Lanka: Is Sirisena Ready to Release Tamil Political Prisoners?

By Taylor Dibbert
Will Tamil political prisoners in Sri Lanka really be released?

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