Monthly Archives: September 2017

We must have a common vision for the Indian Ocean

We must have a common vision for the Indian Ocean

The Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice G.Wells reaffirmed here on Friday that the “United States is – and will continue to be – an Indo-Pacific power.” Speaking at the Indian Ocean Conference organized by the India Foundation and …

The danger Lankan Security Forces Personnel face

The danger Lankan Security Forces Personnel face

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid, had recommended the application of the principle of Universal Legal Jurisdiction in the case of credible violations of international humanitarian and human rights law by the Sri Lankan security forces during the 2006-2009 Eelam War IV …

Sinhala people are not bad people

Sinhala people are not bad people

The Tamil National Alliance met US Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador Alice Wells and Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in Colombo on 1 September 2017 and urged them to exert their good offices to ensure that a solution to the problems of the …

Sushma Swaraj discusses Bilateral and Regional Cooperation

Sushma Swaraj discusses Bilateral and Regional Cooperation

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo and discussed bilateral issues of mutual collaboration and issues related to regional cooperation. Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed this and tweeted: “Meeting with the leadership… discusses …

India’s role of a stable Indian Ocean region

India’s role of a stable Indian Ocean region

India’s role is to help the idea of biennial and stable security and economic construction in Indian Ocean region, stated Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda on Friday at the Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. “One of the lessons that we …

India committed to security in Indian Ocean

India committed to security in Indian Ocean

Setting the tone for the two day conference on the Indian Ocean Region organized by the India Foundation, the Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said that India’s maritime aims are encapsulated in the concept of SAGAR – “Security and Growth for All in the …