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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

A victor’s peace

The total defeat of the LTTE has allowed the Sri Lankan government to ignore the political rights of the country’s ethnic minorities.

| Jul 06, 2012

Talk of ‘traitors’

Unfazed by UN resolution, Rajapaksa government leans on patriotism and allies.

| Mar 30, 2012

The road north

Journeys in post-war Sri Lanka.

| Oct 01, 2011

Sri Lanka’s alternatives abroad

Are the island's diasporas to be seen as a source of remittance, a threat, or legitimate sites for political engagement and critique?

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