Colombo

Reclaiming space through art

How a group from Colombo resists gentrification through art, archiving and activism.

| Mar 16, 2021

The season of discontent

How has COVID-19 impacted civic mobilisation and organising in Southasia?

| Dec 23, 2020

Remaking #MeToo in Sri Lanka

A personal reflection on the limits and possibilities of the social-media phenomenon.

| Feb 25, 2020

Losing a home in Colombo and Lahore

Working-class communities struggle to lead ‘grievable’ lives within state-led redevelopments of their cities.

Sri Lanka: Back on the brink

Easter Sunday bombings could create new fissures.

| Apr 26, 2019

Have we failed our democracies?

Critical reflections from a journalist, an activist and a political scientist on the life of democracies in Southasia.

| Jan 18, 2019

Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis explained

What you need to know about the political crisis in Colombo.

| Oct 30, 2018

President Nasheed speaks to Himal Southasian

The former President of the Maldives speaks to us ahead of the upcoming presidential election.

| Sep 21, 2018

Labour’s lost agency

What happened to the labour movement in Sri Lanka?

| Nov 08, 2017

A tale of two languages

Sri Lanka’s efforts to implement a sound language policy.

| May 30, 2016

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