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Sri Lanka Politics

Looking to Sri Lanka's Next Constitution

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 02.28.2016 | World
Taylor Dibbert

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a Colombo-based think tank, has recently released a new report that examines peoples' opinions vis-à-vis co...

Whose Sri Lanka Freedom Party Is It Anyway?

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Taylor Dibbert

Last year proved to be an unpredictable year for Sri Lankan politics. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the man who ended the country's civil war in 2009 was booted out of office by an unanticipated challenger, Maithripala Sirisena.

Sri Lanka: Pondering the Future of the Tamil People's Council

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Taylor Dibbert

The recently created Tamil People's Council could be shaking things up in Sri Lanka. It's not an official political body, although the group includes several politicians, including the Tamil National Alliance's (TNA) C.V. Wigneswaran, the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council.

Nationalism, Cricket And The Religio-Politics Of Sport

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

If Claude von Clausewitz is correct that war is merely "politics by other means," then the same can be said about sports. Sport has never transcended politics and never will.

Seeking Justice after Sri Lanka's Elections

James Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Ross

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa's re-election gives him a choice between continued nationalism versus addressing the serious grievances of the minority Tamil population that lay behind the country's civil war.