Articles by Raisa Wickrematunge
Nov 16, 2019
Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'Even though there are 35 candidates in the fray for the Sri Lanka presidential election, the election has come down to a race between two candidates — Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa
Nov 19, 2018
Sri Lanka political crisis deepens as Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa refuse to budgeWith Maithripala Sirisena refusing to accept two consecutive no-confidence motions, the situation remains at a deadlock.
Nov 11, 2018
Uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament; all eyes now on Supreme CourtThe Sri Lanka Supreme Court's determination of any case brought before it may be key in deciding how long the current crisis will continue.
Nov 02, 2018
Sri Lanka plunges into confusion as PM standoff leads to secretive 'negotiations' and MPs shifting allegiancesConfusion reigned on Thursday, with several contradictory dates being given for the re-convening of Parliament in Sri Lanka.
Oct 29, 2018
Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenesAn assassination plot was behind Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to reappoint former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
Jul 21, 2018
Building resilience: Responding to cyber-bullying in Sri LankaTargeted online, often through vicious commentary on their appearance, five Sri Lankans talk about how they fought back | #Longreads