Wednesday, 18 September , 2019

Lasanda Kurukulasuriya

US military logistics hub in Sri Lanka: duplicity and doublespeak

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya While Sri Lankan politicians were distracted by apower struggle between the president and prime minister in December, the world’s superpower pulled off...

Indian Ocean geopolitics behind Western diplomatic behavior in Sri Lanka

Jan.9, 2019 By LasandaKurukulasuriya Sri Lanka’s seven-week political impasse towards the end of last year, caused by a clash between the executive and legislature, was resolved...

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary crisis and Western ‘concern’ for democracy

Sri Lanka’s legislature has been in disarray since 26th Oct. when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, replacing him with his...

“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...

‘Trial by media’ on what happened in Douma

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Apr. 23, 2018 It’s not known, at the time of writing, what the inspection team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of...