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  • Gulbin Sultana is Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    Sri Lanka Foreign Miniter’s Visit Deepens Historical Ties

    September 11, 2017

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Mr  Tilak Marapana’s recent trip to India, titled ‘Sri Lanka Foreign Minister’s Visit Deepens Historical Ties’ was published by Air Word Service, an external services division of All India Radio, on September 11, 2017.

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    National Unity Government in Sri Lanka: An Assessment

    At the close of two years, the National Unity Government (NUG) of Sri Lanka has failed to maintain the confidence and trust of the people it enjoyed during the first three months of its tenure. Having said that, political crisis or instability in Sri Lanka remains unlikely. The NUG is likely to complete its full term, but it will not be a cakewalk.

    Chinese Financial Assistance: Preference or Compulsion for Sri Lanka?

    May 17, 2017

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Chinese financial assistance to Sri Lanka, titled ‘Chinese Financial Assistance: Preference or Compulsion for Sri Lanka?’ was published by ‘IAPS Dialogue’ on May 17, 2017.

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    Modi’s Sri Lanka Visit: More Symbolism than Substance

    May 09, 2017

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s article on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Sri Lanka visit, titled ‘Modi’s Sri Lanka Visit: More Symbolism than Substance’ was published in South Asian Voices on May 9, 2017.

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    Sri Lanka as an Outreach Partner of the G-7: Issues and Concerns

    India-Sri Lanka Relations

    It appears that in order to earn the trust of China and the G7 countries, Sri Lanka has de-emphasised its relationship with India for the time being.

    July 01, 2016

    Sri Lanka after Rajapaksa: Can it Ignore China?

    Since the fall of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, there has been an apparent foreign policy shift in Sri Lanka. There is a growing view that the new National Unity Government (NUG), which came to power in January 2015 with Maithripala Sirisena as President, has shown its proclivities towards India and the US and moved away from China, especially under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    July 2016

    An unholy alliance of politics and radical Islam in Maldives

    November 20, 2015

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s article on Maldives, titled ‘An unholy alliance of politics and radical Islam in Maldives’ got published in the October 2015 edition of Aakrosh - Asian Journal on Terrorism and internal Conflicts.

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    Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: Explaining UNP’s success and the Challenges Ahead

    Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: Explaining UNP’s success and the Challenges Ahead

    It was almost certain that the United National Front for Good Governance coalition would outperform the United People’s Freedom Alliance in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections.

    September 04, 2015

    Rajapaksa Seeking a Third Term as President: Not a Cake Walk Anymore!

    Rajapaksa Seeking a Third Term as President: Not a Cake Walk Anymore!

    If the Sinhala opposition parties, the Tamil TNA, and the Muslim parties support the common candidate, there is a possibility that they may be able to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa. But will these political forces come together?

    December 01, 2014

    Sri Lankan perceptions of the Modi government

    There is no one nationalist Sri Lankan view. Among the Sinhalas, there are also the liberals who are quite realistic about their assessments and would argue that there may be a change in leadership in India, but the cornerstone of India’s policy vis-à-vis Sri Lanka will remain the same. The Tamils, on the other hand, are unanimous in their view that India can and should play a major role in bringing meaningful political reconciliation to the country.

    July 01, 2014

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