Gotabaya’s Sri Lanka: the risks ahead and how to respond

On Sunday morning, Gotabaya Rajapaksa claimed victory in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections having obtained 52.25% of the total votes cast. He did so with a significant margin on his closest rival, Sajith Premadasa, who walked away with a vote share of just 41.99%....

Halt the deployment

Early next week, 243 Sri Lankan troops will be deployed to a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. We want to stop that from happening, and would like to ask for your help in ensuring that it doesn’t. Why? Because the UN itself recently pledged to scale back...