Repressive legislation such as the Bureau of Rehabilitation Act and the Anti-Terrorism Act follow naturally from the Rajapaksas’ post-war militarisation of Sri Lanka’s North and East
Ambika Satkunanathan | Jul 31, 2023
Following Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, the healthcare sector is experiencing a migration wave, which has led to a shortage of healthcare workers, impacting healthcare services, medical education, and health equity in the country.
Inosha Alwis | Jul 24, 2023
‘Garments without Guilt?’ sheds light on labour ethics and narratives associated with exceptionalism in Sri Lanka’s apparel industry
Dina M Siddiqi | Jul 17, 2023
Post-war memorialisation events serve as resilient expressions of Tamil nationalism despite crackdowns by the Sri Lankan state
Mario Arulthas | Jul 07, 2023
After the 2022 protests and the fall of the Rajapaksas, Sri Lankan monks are politically adrift and looking to project new threats – including Christians
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Jun 30, 2023
The North and East saw fewer protests amid Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, but disillusionment with mainstream parties is changing the region’s electoral politics.
Amita Arudpragasam | May 15, 2023
Colombo has lost nearly 40 percent of its wetlands due to urbanisation in the last 30 years. Several environmentalists are now fighting to preserve and sustain the remaining wetland patches.
Dhisal Kapuge | Apr 20, 2023
The idealised "village" was at the core of the people’s struggle last year. As a fundamental of Sri Lankan nationalist thought, agrarian utopianism helps to explain the country’s past and imagine a different future.
Dhanuka Bandara | Apr 17, 2023
In ‘Sovereigns of the Sea’, the histories of Omani sultans in the age of empire speak to the interconnectedness of Southasia, West Asia and East Africa
G20 summit in Delhi, new allegations on the Easter Sunday bombings, the return of Nawaz Sharif and more
September 2023 - Updates and analysis from around the region
How agriculture, capital and corporate investment have reshaped Indian Punjab, and brought about its current precarity
A photographer’s journey through the Punjab in India and Pakistan shows a land and a people still tied together, despite Partition and the militarised border in between