Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Is the Worst Over?

Sri Lanka is in the process of economic recovery after the Island nation was hit by a severe economic crisis in 2022—the worst since its independence— resulting from poor governance, mismanagement, weak fiscal/monetary policy choices and the havo....

The 13th Amendment of Sri Lanka and India-Sri Lanka Relations

Introduction
The devolution of powers in the provinces of Sri Lanka as envisaged by the 13th Amendment to the constitution remains controversial for its full implementation even after 36 years of its enactment. The amendment that was ena....

Bailing out Sri Lanka from its Economic Difficulties

Sri Lanka has in the past experienced separatist movements, in which the Tamils and Sinhalese were involved in ethnic conflicts for quite some time. Though this dark phase is over now, there still remains simmering disquiet without of course any thre....

Current Situation in Sri Lanka and Bilateral Relations with India

Current Political Situation
It will be now over a year (April 01, 2022) since public protests gripped Sri Lanka against deteriorating economic situation in the country leading to a nation-wide emergency. It took three “long fought” mont....

Sri Lanka's Local Government Elections marred by Uncertainty

The Local Government (LG) elections in Sri Lanka have been postponed twice in the last one year. The election to choose new administrations for 340 local councils[1] that serve f....

Review of Sri Lanka Crisis and the Way Forward

Since its independence in 1948, Sri Lanka faced its worst economic crisis in the year 2022. Initially, in 2022, the country was facing Omicron, a variant of Covid19, followed by deep political and economic distress throughout the year. Economic distr....

VIF Delegation’s Visit to Colombo and Interaction with Pathfinder Foundation

A VIF delegation led Dr. Arvind Gupta, comprising of Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney and Dr Sreeradha Datta visited Colombo during 10-14 January. VIF’s think tank partner, the Pathfinder Foundation hosted the delegation and organized many of the interactions a....

VIF-Pathfinder Foundation Sri Lanka Bilateral Dialogue

The online bilateral dialogue held on 11 Oct 2022 was co- chaired by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director Vivekananda International Foundation, India and former Amb. Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman Pathfinder Foundation, Sri Lanka. The dialogue was attended by s....

VIF Discussion on Recent Developments in Sri Lanka

VIF held a discussion with domain experts on the above theme. On the morning of 9 July 2022, Sri Lanka woke upto finding its citizens out in the streets not only in Colombo but all of its major cities. For a country that has struggled through eth....

Sri Lanka – Current Political Situation

Introduction
This article looks at the current political situation in Sri Lanka from a comprehensive strategic point of view. Developments therefore, have a national security perspective keeping India’s objectives and interests in mind. ....

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