articles by Raisa Wickrematunge


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


Sri Lanka political crisis deepens as Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa refuse to budge

With Maithripala Sirisena refusing to accept two consecutive no-confidence motions, the situation remains at a deadlock.


Uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament; all eyes now on Supreme Court

The Sri Lanka Supreme Court's determination of any case brought before it may be key in deciding how long the current crisis will continue.


Sri Lanka plunges into confusion as PM standoff leads to secretive 'negotiations' and MPs shifting allegiances

Confusion reigned on Thursday, with several contradictory dates being given for the re-convening of Parliament in Sri Lanka.


Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenes

An assassination plot was behind Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to reappoint former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa


Building resilience: Responding to cyber-bullying in Sri Lanka

Targeted online, often through vicious commentary on their appearance, five Sri Lankans talk about how they fought back | #Longreads