Monthly Archives: August 2016

Sri Lanka withdraws freehold land offer to China

Sri Lanka withdraws freehold land offer to China

Sri Lanka said on Tuesday it was withdrawing permission for a Chinese company to buy the freehold to 20 hectares of land being reclaimed under a $1.4 billion port project after India objected. Instead it will grant the state-owned construction company a 99-year lease on …

Indonesia to assist in combating radicalism, extremism, terrorism

Indonesia to assist in combating radicalism, extremism, terrorism

Indonesia is set to give assistance to Sri Lanka in counter-terrorism measures as the two countries have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations in the security and defense sectors following a meeting between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Jakarta on …

India to revive the historic maritime cultural and economic ties

India to revive the historic maritime cultural and economic ties

The government on Monday said it is trying to revive the historic maritime cultural and economic ties with 39 countries, including China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Qatar, under a new initiative called ‘Mausam’. “Our country has taken a big initiative in the form of this …

Tamil refugees demand freedom and opportunities in India

Tamil refugees demand freedom and opportunities in India

Fleeing for their lives, Dharmalingam Raja and his wife made their way to Tamil Nadu in 1990 from Sri Lanka, where civil war had broken out between the LTTE and the Lankan military. Twenty-six years on, the refugee couple neither have any savings to return …

HRW wants justice for the ACF dead

HRW wants justice for the ACF dead

Sri Lankan authorities have not brought to justice those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers a decade ago this week, Human Right Watch said today. On August 4, 2006, gunmen murdered local staff members from the Paris-based Action Contre La Faim (Action …