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Cover Photo by Quoc Nguyen: https://www.pexels.com/photo/turned-off-green-fan-3195267/
රාජපක්ෂවාදය ඉවරයි. “වේරලියද්දවාදය” ඉවර ද?

මහින්ද චින්තනය හෙවත් බයි හෙජමොනිය ඉවරවීමත් එක්ක ඒකට අවශ්‍ය වයිබ් එක හදපු මීඩියා, ආර්ට් ට්‍රෙන්ඩුත් ඉවර වෙයි ද? රාජපක්ෂවාදයට පෙර හිට් වෙච්ච වේරලියද්ද සංස්කෘතියේ ආගමනය පිළිබඳ විශ්ලේෂණයක්.

Cover Photo: Amalini De Seyrah
Inside the bags of resistance: Contested memories and the wives of the disappeared in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, the wives of the disappeared carry bags full of contested memories which represent their collective resistance against state enforced disappearance of their loved ones.

Photo: President's Media
ඉනෆ් ඉස් ඉනෆ් ජනාධිපති

රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ භූමිකාව විග්‍රහ කරනුයේ ‘දැන් ඉතින් මේ ඇති’ යන සරල හේතුව මත යුක්තියුක්ත වන පත්වීමක් ලෙසයි. ඔහුට නිශ්චිත වගකීම් කීපයක් පැවරී තිබේ. ඒ මොනවාද?

Cover Photo: President's Media Division
“Pulling the emergency brake”: Politics of disincorporation and the fault lines of Sri Lanka’s political crisis

The roots of Sri Lanka's crisis are in the fault lines and political disincorporation of nearly four decades of neoliberalism and the crisis of authority and representation within the state.

This photo, “Sri Lanka Protests! #GoHomeGota2022 #SriLankaEconomicCrisis” is copyright (c) 2022 Nazly Ahmed and made available under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license
Gota gone: How Rajapaksa’s own campaign strategy backfired on him

There is no doubt that Sri Lanka is at a crossroads. But what brought Sri Lanka to this pivotal moment?

This photo, “Independence Day Parade Fly Past : Bell 212 & 412” is copyright (c) 2022 Nazly Ahmed and made available under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license
Fealty in the face of collapse: Regime loyalty in times of crisis

Why do Rajapaksa loyalists remain faithful to the regime even as the country is experiencing its worst economic crisis since independence?

This photo, “GotaGoGama Protest Site at Galle Face, Colombo” is copyright (c) 2022 Nazly Ahmed and made available under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license
Batting for a cause: On cricket and protests

To pretend that Sri Lankan cricket has remained bereft of politics or that the players have upheld this spirit of apolitical community is dangerous naivety.

This photo, “GotaGoGama Protest Site at Galle Face, Colombo” is copyright (c) 2022 Nazly Ahmed and made available under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license
Crisis in Sri Lanka and shifts in elite politics

What is the state of Sri Lanka’s political class and how might the present crisis enable a re-imagining of the prevailing social contract?

This photo, “Sri Lanka Protests” is copyright (c) 2022 Nazly Ahmed and made available under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license
Podcast – Sri Lanka in crisis: Is the political elite doomed?

In this episode, the hosts Rajni, Himal and Thamara discuss the nature of elite politics in Sri Lanka in the context of the current crisis.

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අර්බුද කාලේ – හිතුමතේ ජීවිතේ

මේ ලිපියේ අරමුණ ප්‍රශ්න වලට විසඳුම් සැපයීමට නම් නොවේ. එය තියන ප්‍රශ්න මදිවට තවත් ප්‍රශ්න ඇසීමටයි. විසඳුම් දෙන්න මට පුළුවන් වුණා නම් කොච්චර ශෝක්ද.

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