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A worried India keeps a close watch

A worried India keeps a close watch

A worried India is keeping a close watch on Sri Lankan politics, following fresh reports of horsetrading and deal-making after President Maithripala Sirisena decided to convene Parliament on November 14, sidestepping appeal by sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s party for an early session. United National Party …

House of Cards in the Indian Ocean

House of Cards in the Indian Ocean

What is happening in Sri Lanka right now sits somewhere in between House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Shakespeare’s darkest Roman plays. It involves a man who betrayed his …

EU will consider stripping duty-free access

EU will consider stripping duty-free access

The European Union will consider stripping Sri Lanka of its duty-free access if it backs off commitments on rights, the EU ambassador said, amid worries stoked by the president’s replacing of the elected premier by a wartime nationalist. The European Union is worried the return …

United States believes the determination on the Prime Minister should be made in accordance with the Sri Lankan Law by Parliament

United States believes the determination on the Prime Minister should be made in accordance with the Sri Lankan Law by Parliament

Deputy Spokesperson at the Department of State Robert Palladino speaking at the US State Department Press Briefing on 30 October said the United States believes the determination on the Prime Minister should be made in accordance with the Sri Lankan law and due process and the members …

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: Where it came from and How it will affect Regional Geopolitics

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: Where it came from and How it will affect Regional Geopolitics

How did Sri Lanka find itself in a crisis and how will it affect its foreign policy? The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) and Prashanth Parameswaran (@TheAsianist) discuss the new constitutional crisis …

What’s happening in Sri Lanka?

What’s happening in Sri Lanka?

The surprise sacking of a prime minister; the return of a controversial leader; mass protests; a deadly shooting and warnings of a “bloodbath” – in just a few days, Sri Lanka has plunged into a bitter power struggle that risks undermining stability in the South …

In the grips of a full-blown political crisis

In the grips of a full-blown political crisis

Sri Lanka is entering the most perilous and uncertain phase of its sudden political crisis as the struggle to demonstrate who is the nation’s legitimate prime minister moves from the halls of government to the streets. Two men claim to be the country’s prime minister: …

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

A political crisis is gripping Sri Lanka as fears deepen over a possible resurgence of violence—and even civil war. The deteriorating political situation comes in the same week as the …

This is how the Indian’s interpret

This is how the Indian’s interpret

The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa to power in Sri Lanka has been the subject of speculation for some time. The question was when and how. In 2015, India lent its …

Operate within the constitution

Operate within the constitution

The United States called Friday on all sides in Sri Lanka to operate within the constitution and refrain from violence as the president’s sacking of the prime minister triggered a crisis. Washington also urged the island to move forward on post-war reconciliation after President Maithripala …