Yearly Archive: 2020


US decision to restrict Sri Lankan army commander’s travel to USA

MEDIA RELEASE 20thFebruary 2020 Global Sri Lankan Forum   The Global Sri Lanka Forum –Executive Committee (GSLF-Ex.Com.) condemns decision by the US Government to restrict Lieutenant General Shavindra Silva and his family members’ travel to USA. At the same time, we commend the position taken by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and...


Neocolonialism and geopolitical rivalry in Sri Lanka

By Asoka Bandarage Sri Lanka’s historical narrative has been defined by geopolitical rivalry, external aggression and internal resistance to that aggression. The early historical era experienced successive waves of invasion from South Indian kingdoms. These were followed by European conquest and consecutive rule of the coastal lowlands by the Portuguese...