Sunday, 29 January , 2023

Indian Ocean

The West is upset about Sri Lanka, but not about democracy

Prevailing media narrative does not reveal the internal tensions and external pressures that saw former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe sacked -New leader Mahinda Rajapakse’s budget,...

“Security cooperation” in the Indian Ocean: Does it make sense?

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriiya International conferenceson maritime affairs in the Indian Ocean region have seen a spike in recent times. Sri Lanka has invariably figured in...

Sri Lanka in the cross-currents of shifting power alignments in the...

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya The Indian Ocean has been the focus of frequent and intense diplomatic activity in the past few years. These interactions have had...

Return of the Peace Corps: Another dimension of US penetration of...

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya The available information on the return of the US Peace Corps (USPC) to Sri Lanka on the stated mission of ‘English language...

US quits Human Rights Council wearing the emperor’s new clothes

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya The US quit the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday (19th June) with rhetoric intended to assert the moral high-ground, slamming the...

Sri Lanka, Independent Republic to Vassal State

By Tamara Kunanayakam former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva April 3, 2018 The question repeatedly asked of me, a major preoccupation of...

Sri Lanka, tension alarmante, les Etats-Unis à la manœuvre !

Par Jean-Pierre Page Les évènements tragiques intervenus ces derniers jours à Ampara dans le sud-est du pays et surtout à Kandy, l’ancienne capitale historique de...

Preparing Wars everywhere: The case of Maldives

Amid growing great power rivalry Maldives political crisis deepens By Rohantha De Silva 23 February 2018 The ongoing political crisis in the Maldives has thrown into...

Is Sri Lanka being used by big powers in making the...

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya The Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) organised by the India Foundation and held at the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's official residence 'Temple Trees'...