Preserving Sri Lankan Heritage, or Entrenching Buddhist Supremacy?

On 2 June 2020, whilst the Sri Lankan parliament had been dissolved since March pending delayed elections, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced the formation of two new Presidential Taskforces. One of these Taskforces, ‘for Archaeological Heritage Management in the...

Militarisation in Sri Lanka’s North: not going away

In 2013, four years after the bloody final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war, we produced a series of infographics detailing the chilling extent of the military’s presence in the North of Sri Lanka. Those infographics painted a picture of a country a long way from...

Colombo Port City: White Elephant? Affront to human rights?

Just five months after taking office, President Sirisena’s government may backtrack on one of its key pre-election promises – to scrap the controversial $1.5 Billion Colombo Port City Project (CPC). The project, which was officially inaugurated in September 2014 by...