Local ownership is crucial for an effective and sustainable transitional justice intervention. Sri Lanka has yet to start a meaningful discourse on the significance of a community-driven process.
187 Orchestra is an experimental soundscape vignette of a bus ride to Pettah. It captures the rhythm of the ride and collective sounds of its passengers, the performers, you experience on every ride.
Why China needs to multilateralise the Belt and Road Initiative and how such an approach could help avoid the mistakes and reputational damage it incurred such as in Sri Lanka’s case.
By emphasising more aid effectiveness and leading an aid consortium for Sri Lanka, India can cement its growing reputation as a first responder in the developing world.
Sri Lanka stands to gain significantly from greater regional interdependence and closer economic links with India and other South Asian countries.
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.
“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.
There is no doubt that Sri Lanka is at a crossroads. But what brought Sri Lanka to this pivotal moment?
Why do Rajapaksa loyalists remain faithful to the regime even as the country is experiencing its worst economic crisis since independence?
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.
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?
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.