Stories written by Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena

Sri Lanka’s civil resistance awakens, like the phoenix from the ashes

Despite the undeniable shock caused to Sri Lanka’s democratic system on October 26th 2018 as a result of President Maithripala Sirisena’s swearing in of a new Prime Minister lacking a majority in the House, several unmistakable positive factors have emerged since then.

Challenges to Media Freedom in Sri Lanka; The ‘New’ Government’s Performance

A common view held by many across the Commonwealth that Sri Lanka holds out a beacon of hope to the world in reversing the tide of authoritarianism underscores darker and more complex realities.