Sri Lanka

July, 2017

  • 5 July

    Sri Lanka Muted on Rising Religious Violence

    The Sri Lankan government may fear that the opposition political parties and Buddhist nationalist groups will come together if it cracks down on the perpetrators of religious violence. But the government must act decisively. If this problem is permitted to go on unchecked, it will only get worse.

April, 2017

  • 10 April

    South Asia Braces for Intense Heat This Summer

    With temperatures already topping 40 degrees Celsius in many places and a weak monsoon forecast, southern Asia is likely to suffer through yet another recording-breaking summer

  • 2 April

    Pakistan Ranked Happiest Country in South Asia

    Pakistan is ranked as the happiest country in South Asia. Israel in Middle East, Uzbekistan in Central Asia, Costa Rica in Central and South America and Algeria in Africa are ranked happiest countries in their respective regions in the 2017 World Happiness Report.

May, 2016

  • 3 May

    Sri Lanka’s Delicate Balancing Act

    Sri Lanka’s position is indicative of an emerging new Indo-Pacific order, where regional countries seek to remain strategically neutral while selectively engaging with the major powers in order to serve their own interests.

March, 2016

  • 14 March

    Breaking Sri Lanka’s Economic Gridlock

    The sharp drop in oil prices is helping to turn around Sri Lanka’s external current account, but remittance earnings are being hit hard, while export earnings remain in negative territory. The impact of global developments is only one side of the story. More compelling is the government’s capitulation to reform inertia.

September, 2015

  • 21 September

    Sri Lanka Tilts Back from China

    The full extent of India’s involvement in the Sri Lankan elections in January 2015 and again in August 2015 remains unclear, but there is little doubt that New Delhi was at least able to unite Tamil groups against Rajapaksa, no doubt lubricated with plenty of money.

August, 2015

  • 23 August

    Does Sri Lanka’s Electoral Outcome Offer Stability?

    Whatever uncertainties lay ahead, most Sri Lankans would agree that one of the most heartening aspects of the election was its remarkably peaceful character compared to previous polls.

July, 2015

  • 24 July

    Towards an Independent and Accountable Judiciary in Sri Lanka

    New measures on judicial ethics and conduct, financial disclosure, streamlining the process of appointments and promotions of judges, enhanced training, an independent and transparent investigations process into allegations against misconduct of Judges, as well as greater openness will enhance the accountability of Sri Lanka's judiciary, argues one analyst.

March, 2015

  • 2 March

    The Small Islands Holding the Key to the Indian Ocean

    Small islands dotting the Indian Ocean are emerging at the center stage of great power politics.

February, 2015

  • 24 February

    Sri Lanka in Indian Ocean Games

    Changes in Lankan leadership have precipitated a shift from a China-centric foreign policy towards a multilateral outlook.