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Sri Lankans Up in Arms Over US Military Pacts
August 15, 2019

Sri Lankans Up in Arms Over US Military Pacts

By Sudha Ramachandran
A proposed Status of Forces Agreement with the US is stirring up political controversy in Sri Lanka.

US Push for New Military Agreement Runs Into Fierce Opposition in Sri Lanka
August 02, 2019

US Push for New Military Agreement Runs Into Fierce Opposition in Sri Lanka

By Ana Pararajasingham
Negotiations over a renewed Status of Forces Agreement sparked local concerns about a possible U.S. base.
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
October 30, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension

By Ana Pararajasingham
The sacking of Sri Lanka’s prime minister bodes poorly for India and the US, but is a welcome sign for China.

Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal
October 30, 2018

Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal

By Ankit Panda
The situation in Sri Lanka is likely to get worse as the president and two claimants to the prime minister's office stand their ground.

American Obsequiousness in Sri Lanka Continues
February 08, 2018

American Obsequiousness in Sri Lanka Continues

By Taylor Dibbert
Washington continues with a misguided approach.

President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka
February 15, 2017

President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka

By Barana Waidyatilake and Dinusha Panditaratne
What Trump's general philosophy and approach to Asia will mean for small states like Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Quest for Strategic Prominence in the Indian Ocean
December 09, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Quest for Strategic Prominence in the Indian Ocean

By Abhijit Singh
At the Galle Dialogue, Sri Lanka tries to carve out a role for itself in the South Asian littorals.
Interview: Patrick Mendis
April 30, 2016

Interview: Patrick Mendis

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena

Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)
April 29, 2016

Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)

By Taylor Dibbert
The Obama administration’s messaging on Sri Lanka misses the mark yet again.

The US Must Pay More Attention to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Debate
February 25, 2016

The US Must Pay More Attention to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Debate

By Taylor Dibbert
During the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue, Washington should elevate Sri Lanka’s transitional justice debate.

Sri Lanka’s Circuitous Road to Reform
January 16, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Circuitous Road to Reform

By Taylor Dibbert
Sri Lanka’s recent democratic gains are real; so are the challenges that lie ahead.
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
January 04, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics

By Taylor Dibbert
A recently published article on USAID’s blog is cause for concern.

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