The Sri Lankan paradox: the country looks set to stall under Rajapaksa’s protectionism

Every time Sri Lanka looks like it is developing further to become a more democratic or liberal state, remotely more integrated with the rest of the world, it manages to reverse itself politically by electing an ultra-nationalistic protectionist with a human rights record that even Josef Stalin would envy. It’s what I’d like to call […]


Sri Lanka series will give indication as to whether England are serious World Cup contenders

As England embark on their tour to Sri Lanka that begins on 26th November, all eyes will be on Alastair Cook’s side – particularly with a potentially defining few months ahead. That goes without saying. Interest in the England team is always high, but this series acts as a prelude to the ICC World Cup […]