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Takeaways from the Indian elections: an overview

Although the elections just held in four States and one Union Territory in India were provincial, they had immense national importance...

China adds military relations to his extensive portfolio i...

Gen.Wei Fenghe  with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: Xinhua Sri Lanka and China vowed on Wednesday to enhance pragmatic...

Chinese Defense Minister’s visit could give a military dim...

Wei Fenghe, Chinese Defense Minister The visit of the Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe to Sri Lanka which begins on Tuesday is...

Chinese Defense Minister’s visit to Sri Lanka in perspecti...

Wei Fenghe, Chinese Defense Minister The visit to Sri Lanka of China's Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe later this month, may b...

Buddhist monks and security issues set to derail Lanka pol...

Gotabaya and Mahinda honor Buddhist monks While there is pressure on Sri Lanka from India and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)...

Regime of the Rajapaksas comes under multiple pressures

The Rajapaksas: Mahinda, Gotabaya and Basil The regime of the Rajapaksa brothers, comprising President Gotabaya, Prime Minister Ma...

2020 was a year of multiple challenges for Sri Lanka

It is just a little over a year since Gotabaya Rajapaksa took over as Executive President of Sri Lanka with ambitious plans for his cou...

Lankan PM reaches out to beleaguered Muslims with provinci...

Anxious to hold the long-delayed elections to the nine Provincial Councils (PCs) in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has sof...

Lanka again dithers on giving Colombo port’s East Terminal...

Colombo port’s Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) appears to be continually jinxed because of a geo-political compulsion to involve...

Embattled Sri Lanka reiterates plea for making Indian Ocea...

United States Presence in Indian Ocean Last Wednesday, for the second time in its post-independence history, Sri Lanka made a stro...

Sri Lanka’s graceless cancellation of Japan-funded rail pr...

The cancellation of the Japanese-funded Light Railway Transport (LRT) project in Colombo by the Sri Lankan government may have been b...

Demerits of cow slaughter ban: Sri Lanka should look at In...

The Sri Lankan government is expected to take a decision on banning cow slaughter in October after consulting the relevant stakeholders...

We must be mindful not to be a strategic concern to India

Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary, Adm. Prof. Jayanath Colombage, sees Sri Lanka’s geostrategic position in South Asia as both a chall...

Strategic importance of Modi’s plan to develop India’s isl...

In his Independence Day address from the Red Fort on Saturday, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that priority will be...

Key issues in Sri Lanka’s 5 August parliamentary elections

The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by the Rajapaksas is slated to win the August 5 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections wi...

Excess power capacity puts financial burden on Bangladesh

Ruppur Nuclear Power Station, Bangaldesh It wasn’t long ago that Bangladesh was plagued by power shortages. But having devel...

Trump and Modi make big gains, but India faces a grim pros...

Through his 36-hour sojourn in India and talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump has made...

Continued US-Iran conflict would gravely affect South Asia...

Hassan Rouhani, Iranian President War clouds over the Middle East have not disappeared yet. According to Al Jazeera, Iranian P...