Sunday, 27 September , 2020

Sri Lanka

Can Sri Lanka be ‘neutral’ with an ‘India first’ policy?

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya In several interviews after his recent appointment as Secretary to the Foreign Ministry, Adm. (Retd.) Jayanath Colombage has sought to explain the...

Sri Lanka: The Assault on Land

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya The government’s recent move to do away with an important land circular, announced by the Cabinet Spokesman,Minister Bandula Gunewardena on 02.07.20, has...

Sri Lanka: police brutality, the ‘new normal’ and neoliberalism

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Former minister Mangala Samaraweera’s decision not to contest the upcoming parliamentary election, despite his name being on the candidates list, is unlikely...

Sri Lanka cardinal seeks UN probe on China’s Coronavirus

March 15, 2020 The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday alleged that the highly contagious Coronavirus may be man-made and wanted those responsible...

Sri Lanka’s Millennium Challenge Compact and the US ‘Pivot to Asia’

By LasandaKurukulasuriya During the run-up to Sri Lanka’s November presidential election there was widespread agitation against attempts to rush the signing of a compact with...

India is steadily creeping from democracy to some form of thugocracy

by Pranab Bardhan Jan 18, 2020 Indian Express Contrary to expectation in many quarters five years back, the current regime has proved itself rather inept...

Big powers converge in Colombo during Lavrov’s visit

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Jan. 23, 2020 It was an unusually busy week for the foreign ministry in Colombo earlier this month when there werevisits by Russian,...

The Swiss Affair – ‘exfiltration’ of a top Intelligence Chief and...

By Tamara Kunanayakam, (former Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the U.N. at Geneva "If you know the enemy and know yourself,you need not fear...

Sri Lanka – Swiss embassy ‘abduction’ drama: An elaborate charade to...

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya December 8, 2019 A strange diplomatic drama has been playing out in Sri Lanka’s capital over the past couple of weeks. The Swiss...

India’s National Security Threatened by Sri Lanka’s MCC Compact – A...

Reliable intelligence sources indicate that India was blindsided when details of the MCC work plan for Sri Lanka leaked out into the public domain. Until...