There are a range of new flashpoints and ongoing deadly conflicts the world has largely ignored due to the focus on Ukraine.
After the roaring success of Counting and Cracking, S. Shakthidharan and Eamon Flack have produced another play that will captivate audiences.
Shehan Karunatilaka’s Booker winning novel is a black comedy about the afterlife, a murder mystery, and a political satire set against the violent backdrop of the late-1980s Sri Lankan civil war.
Sophie Cunningham’s novel about Leonard Woolf and the contemporary writer attempting to tell his story is wry and earnest – and yes, devastating when it needs to be.
Nepalese girls rest for observation after receiving the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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The impacts of COVID-19 must be incorporated into women, peace and security planning in order to improve the lives of women and girls in postwar countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Indonesia’s first and only female president Megawati Sukarnoputri at a campaign rally in 1999.
Four different female presidents led three Asian nations in recent decades. What does their legislative record tell us about the impact women leaders can have on women’s lives?
How Sri Lanka ran out of foreign currency to pay for imports is a story of fiscal imprudence, unsustainable exchange rate policy and chronic mismanagement.
The writing was on the wall in Sri Lanka.
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An expert on Sri Lanka’s economy identifies and explains three key challenges that Ranil Wickremesinghe will have to overcome if he hopes to steer the country out of its crisis.
The sun sets on Sri Lanka’s protest movement (for now).
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Protests over shortages forced the ouster of Sri Lanka’s president, but the crisis has deep-set roots in ethnonationalism, which has encouraged corruption, argues an expert on the country’s politics.
Protestors are occupying the presidential palace and Sri Lankans are suffering shortages of food, petrol and other supplies. The country is in chaos- and it isn’t just because of the economy.
People power? Sri Lankans storm the presidential palace in Colombo on July 9 2022.
Corruption, mismanagement and financial pressure from China all contributed to Sri Lanka’s economic turmoil.
People taking photos inside the president’s palace, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12 July 2022.
The storming of the presidential palace in Sri Lanka is a moment of powerful symbolism – one with many historical precedents.
A Colombo resident searches for fuel amid the economic crisis.
As authorities desperately seek aid, the Sri Lankan crisis continues.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Chris Wallace, Professor at the University of Canberra.
The Albanese government has launched a concerted effort to nip in the bud a threatened resumption of the people smuggling trade, with a visit by Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil to Sri Lanka and a $50…
In Canada, the French and English languages generally peacefully coexist.
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It’s common for people to live near others who speak a different – but similar – language. But generally, they handle their differences without violence.
Sri Lankans are contending with growing levels of starvation, death and disruption. Now they are also facing the brutal violence of the state.
Massive price rises in Sri Lanka have led to protesters looking for economic and governmental change.
Sri Lankan students march during a protest over the economic crisis outside the residence of prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, April 24, 2022.
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The country has a long history of ethnic and religious conflict, but the worst economic crisis in decades has brought protesters together.
Fury on the streets of Sri Lanka.
The island nation is the latest economy to implode through mismanagement – for which the citizens will pay more than foreign creditors.