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Arjuna Ranawana

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

All articles of Arjuna Ranawana

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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