Sri Lanka situation update (28 October 2018)

On Sunday evening, President Sirisena issued a statement on national television in which he explained that he had taken the decision to remove Prime Minister Wickremesinghe following differences in “policy, culture, personality and conduct.” The President further...

What is happening in Sri Lanka?

Situation updates: ‘A retreat from the precipice. For now’, 19 December 2018 ‘Steps forward, steps backward’, 21 November 2018 ‘Plunging deeper into crisis’, 10 November 2018 8 November 2018 31 October 2018 28 October 2018 A...

A Yardstick for change

UPDATE: here is our 100 days update   Sri Lanka has a new President, Maithripala Sirisena. He was elected, in significant part, by a population appalled by the racism, the slide into authoritarianism, the systematic violation of human rights, and the war crimes...

Sri Lanka election violence: the world is watching

Sri Lanka votes today in a highly competitive presidential election. The election has been marred by widespread violence and threats against politicians, voters and monitors. The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence has documented over 400 incidents –...