Sri Lanka

Concern for Sri Lankans fleeing to India amid economic crisis
Concern for Sri Lankans fleeing to India amid economic crisis
Sri Lanka’s ongoing economic turmoil has given rise to concern about a new wave of people seeking to escape local strife by fleeing to India. The flight of people across the short…
Blue economy may be the key to South Asia's upswing
Blue economy may be the key to South Asia's upswing
For decades, traditional and non-traditional threats in South Asia have found their footing in shifting geopolitical patterns. The Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the recent Sri…
China is losing ground in Sri Lanka
China is losing ground in Sri Lanka
The Chinese tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 has finally docked at Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka for replenishment after India and the United States tried, and ultimately failed, to…
Sri Lanka after the revolution: what happened, what next?
Sri Lanka after the revolution: what happened, what next?
Recent weeks have seen extraordinary events in Colombo when a virtual economic shut down of the country led to a “middle class” revolution that forced the resignation and flight…
Is Pakistan heeding the warning signs from Sri Lanka?
Is Pakistan heeding the warning signs from Sri Lanka?
Pakistan is showing similar symptoms to those of Sri Lanka if economic and political challenges the country faces are seen in perspective. Sri Lanka is currently engulfed in…
Russia-Ukraine: It always comes down to food
Russia-Ukraine: It always comes down to food
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to a food shortage – or crisis for some – in unexpected places across the world. For wheat, maize, barley and sunflower oil, Russia…
Australia begins to step it up in the northeast Indian Ocean
Australia begins to step it up in the northeast Indian Ocean
Australia’s focus on building the India relationship has led to the relative neglect of other important Indian Ocean states. This has left a hole in its Indo Pacific strategy. …
Indian Ocean step-up
Indian Ocean step-up
Like Australia in the Pacific, India has been pursuing its own Indian Ocean island step-up, largely driven by concerns about China’s growing influence in the region. This has…
India’s answer to China’s ports in Sri Lanka
India’s answer to China’s ports in Sri Lanka
On 30 September, Adani Group, India’s largest private port operator, signed what has been reported as a US$700 million agreement to build a new container terminal in Sri Lanka…
Sri Lanka’s simmering twin crises
Sri Lanka’s simmering twin crises
In late 2019 Sri Lanka was facing several challenges, including a slowing economy, a rising external debt burden, and compromised national security resulting from a terrorist…