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P.K. Balachandran

P.K. Balachandran

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Pakistan showcases its rich Buddhist past

Colombo: The remnants of the Gandhara Buddhist civilization in Pakistan are a sight to behold, not just for Buddhist pilgrims but also for art lovers....

Search for true multilateralism brings India, China and Ru...

Colombo: Search for true multilateralism, issues in climate change and COVID management, have brought India, China and Russia together. The three coun...

The politics of Biden’s democracy Summit

Colombo: The “Democracy Summit” that US President Joe Biden is organizing on December 9 and 10 (in the virtual mode), is ostensibly meant...

Will New Delhi provide succor to struggling Sri Lanka?

Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa. Colombo: Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa is planning to visit New Delhi at the earli...

Diminishing electoral prospects made Modi repeal controver...

Poor electoral performance in the recent by- elections, and diminishing prospects in the 2022 elections, had made Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Sri Lanka’s budget aims at winning back alienated voters

Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa. Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s maiden budget presented to parliament on Friday,...

Cracks appear in China-Sri Lanka relations

Relations between Sri Lanka and China were excellent between 2010 and 2015 when the pro-China Mahinda Rajapaksa was President. During this period, Chi...

Sri Lankan government has never been in such a mess

Gotabaya Rajapaksa came to power through the November 2019 Presidential election with a thumping majority. His party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna...

New US envoy to Lanka might press Colombo to cooperate wit...

Julie Chung. Julie Chung, who is slated to take over as US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, will implement President Joe Biden’s key foreign policy...

The disruptive potential of AUKUS

Johnson, Morrison and Biden. The trilateral security partnership between Australia, UK, and US, known by the acronym AUKUS, is meant to uphold pe...

India and Sri Lanka should not take the fishing dispute li...

Captured Indian bottom trawler in Sri Lankan waters. The Indo-Sri Lankan dispute over poaching by Tamil Nadu bottom trawlers in the north Sri...

Swedish study of governments reveals “viral” growth of aut...

Police repression in India. Democracy had declined sharply across the globe in 2020, says the recently released 5th., Annual Democracy Report of...

Afghanistan sinks into poverty as nations haggle over reco...

Afghanistan is one country in the world which seems destined not to savor independence, peace and prosperity. Currently, it is sinking further into po...

Sri Lanka in India’s embrace!

Gen.Naravane writing in the visitors’ book at the Army HQ. India and Sri Lanka now appear to be shedding doubts and reservations about...

BJP’s communalism is weakening India’s foreign relations:...

Shyam Saran and Shivshankar Menon at a discussion on India-China relations. Top flight former Indian diplomats and experts in various fields have...

Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit helped plug gaps in India...

India-Sri Lanka relations, which appeared to be stuck in the doldrums while China’s influence over the island nation seemed to be surging, are n...

Australia seeks intelligence cooperation with Sri Lanka

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne. The Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Australia met on the eve of the 76th Session of the United Natio...

Recent decisions raise doubts about America’s reliability...

Two recent decisions of the United States, one on Afghanistan and the other on the supply of nuclear submarines to Australia, have raised the question...

Sri Lanka builds bridges with the West in course correctio...

Kerawalapit Power Station. Sri Lanka appears to be building bridges with the US and other Western nations, reflecting a growing awareness of two...

Sri Lanka pledges cooperation with UN on ethnic reconcilia...

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris. The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on...

Human rights situation has seen a marked deterioration, sa...

Fabián Salvioli The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Fabián Salv...