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  • Sri Lanka in a balancing act over China’s One Belt, One Road project

    Sri Lanka in a balancing act over China’s One Belt, One Road project

    By Pradeep Ramanayake/WSWS. While participating in last week’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum in Beijing, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe walked a tight rope: seeking economic and other benefits from China while maintaining close relations with its rivals, the US and India. The forum was held amid heightening tensions between China and the […]

  • Reclaiming Identity: A Sri Lanka war survivor's quest

    To escape the horrors of war, Thanuja shed her identity. Now, she’s reclaiming it — and building a society that looks past ethnic differences. Born to a Tamil father and a Sinhalese mother, Thanuja directly experienced the suffering caused by the Civil War in Sri Lanka. At age four, in an effort to protect her […]

  • The Populist Toxin: Is Sri Lanka Immune?

    The Populist Toxin: Is Sri Lanka Immune?

    by Tisaranee Gunasekara. " Sirisena and Wickremesinghe must reach workable compromises on key issues: economic reform that shares the pain of change equitably and renewed anti-corruption, anti-impunity drives that prioritise a limited number of significant criminal cases implicating both major parties..." International Crisis Group (Sri Lanka’s Transition to Nowhere) Five years before he was stabbed to […]

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