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Sri Lanka President appoints a CoI on human rights violations weeks before the HRC 46

Image~ Sri Lanka flag at the UNHRC, Geneva © sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a three-member commission to identify the findings...

Which way Sri Lanka? – R.K. Radhakrishnan

 Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resurgence has smothered the hopes and aspirations of the Tamils and signals the beginning of an era that is not in India’s...

Banning Bottom Trawling Will Greatly Reduce the Incentive to Trespass into Sri Lankan Waters.

(Bottom Trawling) by M. A. Sumanthiran. The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters has over the years become an increasingly contentious one,...

Buddhist Heritage Emerging As A Major Plank in Asian Diplomacy

By P.K.Balachandran COLOMBO: Buddhist heritage is emerging as a major plank in Asian diplomacy. South, South East and East Asian countries are using Buddhism and...

China, India Tussle for Influence as Sri Lanka Seeks Investment

Gauri Bhatia | Special to CNBC. Situated almost in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there is no escaping Sri Lanka's centrality. The country lies just...

Indian Envoy Takes on Sri Lankan Opposition Over Economy Pact

Indian High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha (left) said he was “surprised” to come across criticism of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) as it was the latter’s government...

Sri Lanka’s Embrace of China Investment Heightens Regional Geopolitical Risk

(A worker looks on at the Colombo Port City construction site, which is backed by Chinese investment, Feb. 2. © Reuters) TOKYO -- Sri...

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to Support ECTA with India

(A  protest launched by several professional organizations against the ECTA  in Colombo) The Ceylon Chamber has reaffirmed  its fullest support towards an agreement that widens...

‘Neo-Fascists’ in Sri Lanka Blamed for Opposing Closer Ties with India

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that instead of being grateful to India for having given the majority of Sri Lanka “their great...

India to Build Sea Bridge, Tunnel to Connect Sri Lanka

India is set to build a sea bridge and tunnel connecting Sri Lanka while a pact has been inked with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal...

No to CEPA but Nod for Economic and Technology Collaboration with India: Ranil

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday reiterated his government’s position that it would not sign the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with...

Sexual Fovours Demand from War Widows: We did not Consider this as a Serious Issue – SL Red Cross

Delhi joins Sri Lanka probe into ‘sexual favours’ for houses;The project is funded by India and implemented through a MoU with Sri Lanka. The Indian...

Sri Lanka PM Promises Devolution Within a Unitary State

NEW DELHI, September 15: Visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday said his government is looking at devolution of power to the...

Rajapaksa’s Failure to Make a Comeback Great News for India

With the government looking at UAE's commitment on terror as a snub to Pakistan, it had another reason to rub its hands in glee...

Sri Lanka Election, Survey by TK Research : UNP 106; UPFA 91; JVP 14

General Election 2015: Estimated Results by TK Research & Solution (Pvt) Ltd. First of all, we would like to thank all the respondents who participated...

Very Provocative Statements From Colombo on Fishermen Issue: Sushma

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India plans to convey to Sri Lanka its concern about the "very provocative" statements emanating from Colombo on the...

India v. China in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Rising Powers

By Kadira Pethiyagoda. The changing fortunes for the two emerging global powers in Sri Lanka offer some interesting lessons. John Kerry’s visit to Sri Lanka, the...

Video: Maithri Behind Attempts Against 19A: Anura

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake today charged that President Maithripala Sirisena was behind the statements made by Minister Patali Champika...

Why is Ranil attacking India?

The ruling Bharathiya Janatha Party ( BJP) and the Congress Party in India were shocked by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's statement to the Indian...

India Flays Sri Lanka PM for Justifying Firing on Fishermen

By Indo Asian News Service - New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India on Monday criticised Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for justifying the firing...

Swaraj Takes Up Lanka PM’s Threat to Shoot Indian Fishermen

(PTI) India today took up with Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe the "humanitarian" issue of fishermen's rights as controversy raged over his remarks that Indian...

Mahinda Rajapaksa: Once Bitten, Twice Try

By Frances Bulathsinghala/Colombo - Though defeated in the presidential poll, Mahinda Rajapaksa can still become the prime minister Sit back to setback: Mahinda Rajapaksa ruled Sri...

A Game Changer for China and India in Sri Lanka?

India may be celebrating the election result in Sri Lanka, but China is in the region for the long haul. By Kabir Taneja- On January 18,...

Sri Lanka: Mangala Promises Demilitarisation Of North, Domestic War Crimes Probe

by S. Enkat Narayan- NEW DELHI, January 20: Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera has outlined a series of steps President Maithripala Sirisena’s...

Indian Media: Resolve ‘Sticky’ Issues With Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj before a meeting in Delhi on January 18, 2015 Sri Lanka's Foreign...

Indian Govt , Tamil Nadu Both Want LTTE Banned In India

While seeking to extend the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government told a tribunal...

International Advisory Panel of Expert Says Foul to Rajapaksa

A member of the international advisory panel of experts, appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to probe alleged war crimes committed by the Sri Lanka...

Historical Period for the Creation of a Separate Tamil Nation is Over – Col. R. Hariharan

India and the issue of independent Tamil Eelam: Q & A with Col. R. Hariharan- Q: It is well known that the official position...

Only 2% Chinese Aid to Sri Lanka are Grants While India Provides 33% As Grants

By R. Sampanthan. MP- Sir, non-alignment has been the cornerstone of our Foreign Policy. It may be that there were times when we deviated from...

Human Security Vs Regime Security & Liberty Vs Security By C.V.Wigneswaran

Honourable Chairman, distinguished guests, my dear Bharathian brothers and sisters! We are gathered here today to remember one of India’s greatest human rights’ leaders and...
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