civil war

Vanni: A graphic history

A recent graphic novel highlights the human cost of Sri Lanka’s civil war.

| Jun 16, 2020

In search of welfare

In Sri Lanka, disasters and welfare policy shape each other.

| Jul 17, 2015

The Truth Unravelling

As international pressure mounts, new evidence from Balachandran’s death leaves the government of Sri Lanka with some tough questions to answer.

| Mar 01, 2013

The quest and the redemption

A new report finally allows Sri Lanka’s Northern Muslims to tell their story.

| Jan 31, 2012

The fourth Eelam war

With the West's efforts at peacemaking having suddenly been stymied by the return to war, the focus shifts to New Delhi. How will it respond, even as Tamil Nadu turns restive?

| Jul 01, 2006

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Climate change in Bangladesh is driving a dengue outbreak in winter

Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh but the current outbreak is unusual in its scale and seasonality. Many experts have linked the surge in dengue cases with extreme climate events

China courts influence in Sri Lanka via the Buddhist clergy

Beijing needs new allies now that the Rajapaksas are reeling, but the enmeshing of politics and religion in Sri Lanka is always cause for concern

Rebound or relapse: Debt restructuring in a time of crisis

A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.