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Sri Lanka: A Troubling Spate of Arrests Across the Northern and Eastern Provinces
These dubious arrests under the guise of "national security" are eerily reminiscent of Rajapaksa's reign. It's time for international actors to rethink what Sri Lanka's "democratic change" actually means and what might happen next.
Political Prisoners and Sri Lanka's Sincerity Crisis
In Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena had promised progress regarding Tamil political prisoners, although we've seen little of that. Unfortunately, the president's dithering project has continued -- with no end in sight.
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Sri Lanka's Ex-Strongman President Defeated In National Elections
The defeat looks set to scupper his planned political comeback.
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