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Sri Lanka: Hope for Minorities?
February 03, 2015

Sri Lanka: Hope for Minorities?

By Neha Sinha
Any optimism felt by the country’s beleaguered minorities remains tempered.

UN Slams Australia on Asylum Seekers
July 07, 2014

UN Slams Australia on Asylum Seekers

By Jarni Blakkarly
Reports that Australian authorities have handed Tamils back to Sri Lanka spark international criticism.
Connecting the Dots on Buddhist Fundamentalism
May 30, 2014

Connecting the Dots on Buddhist Fundamentalism

By Vishal Arora
There has been a rise in Buddhist extremism in several Asian countries recently. Is there a link?

Sri Lanka: Tamil Struggle Continues
December 02, 2013

Sri Lanka: Tamil Struggle Continues

By Kim Wall
With the Rajapaksa regime intransigent, Tamils hope that foreign pressure can provide the impetus for change.

Sri Lanka: Engaging the Diaspora
November 16, 2013

Sri Lanka: Engaging the Diaspora

A robust policy on diaspora engagement remains critical to domestic stability and international relations in postwar Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Muslims in the Cross Hairs
September 11, 2013

Sri Lanka’s Muslims in the Cross Hairs

By Sudha Ramachandran
Turning their attention from Tamils, Sinhala-Buddhist nationalists are now targeting the island's Muslim minority.

When Buddhists Turn Nasty
August 06, 2013

When Buddhists Turn Nasty

Muslims face violence in Burma and Sri Lanka. Charu Lata Hogg asks why.

Sri Lanka: War is Over but Tensions Run High
December 13, 2012

Sri Lanka: War is Over but Tensions Run High

By Sudha Ramachandran
Three years after the Tamil Tiger's defeat, the underlying issues that caused Sri Lanka's civil war are once again coming to a head.

'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields'
July 11, 2011

'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields'

The Diplomat speaks with Callum Macrae, director of ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields,’ about his documentary film and the controversy surrounding it.

EU Pushing Sri Lanka Toward China
January 14, 2011

EU Pushing Sri Lanka Toward China

Western pressure on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the defeat of the Tamil Tigers risks creating another Burma.

The Road to Normalcy
January 25, 2010

The Road to Normalcy

The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam last May has breathed new life into the democratic process for once marginalised groups in Tamil politics, says Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe. And, as Sri Lankans prepare to head to the polls, he says a new optimism is emerging that their society can be rebuilt.

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