Articles by Chathuri Dissanayake
Jul 30, 2018
As communities in north, east Sri Lanka drown in debt, government struggles to regulate micro-financeA new loan to repay an earlier loan; the cycle of debt never seems to end for many families in post-war north and east Sri Lanka.
Jul 24, 2018
Sri Lanka seeks to leave behind horrors of Black July 1983 but Tamil community still struggles to get their legitimate rightsEven as the Sri Lankan Parliament works on constitutional reforms, the state administration has been struggling to meet the needs of Tamil refugees returning to their homeland after decades.
Jul 14, 2018
India's attempts to control world's emptiest airport in Sri Lanka hit after rounds of negotiations end in stalemateQuestions are now being raised in Sri Lanka over the seriousness of India's intent to set up a joint venture for Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota.
Mar 10, 2018
Authorities in Sri Lanka maintain tight vigil as Kandy seeks return to normalcy days after sectarian violenceAs authorities in Sri Lanka finally get a grip on the unrest, which was sparked by a single incident on 4 March, security remains tight in Kandy.
Mar 07, 2018
Sri Lanka struggles to contain communal violence despite state of Emergency; govt admits to lapsesSri Lanka's Regulatory Commission first directed all internet service providers to block internet access in Kandy district. Later instructions were issued to block access to social media sites and communications apps like Whatsapp and Viber in the entire country as a temporary measure.