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Arjuna Ranawana


last contributed to D+C/E+Z in summer of 2021 as editor of RepublicNext.com.  

All articles of Arjuna Ranawana

Sri Lanka

Rebounding tourism set to support Sri Lanka’s economic recovery

More tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka after multi-pronged crisis


Why tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka peaked in 2018

Terrorism, coronavirus, sovereign default and political meltdown have rocked the Indian Ocean island in recent years

Sovereign default

Sri Lanka’s reform agenda is intimidating

To get IMF support, Sri Lanka must achieve the restructuring of existing loans

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Economic meltdown

Sri Lanka’s new president is well known, but not popular

After dominating politics in Colombo for a long time, the Rajapaksa brothers have lost their grip on power

Press freedom

Sri Lankan journalists working in fear

Rajapaksa brothers’ long history of suppressing free speech through attacks and intimidation

Online media

How Sri Lanka keeps the press muzzled

Sri Lanka’s independent online news outlets face an uphill battle to be heard

Ethno-religious identities

Tinged with racism

The brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, wants to be elected head of state and is wooing a radicalised Buddhist base

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