Monthly Archives: August 2018

Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist

Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist

All this hullabaloo in Parliament by the joint opposition demanding the appointment of Dinesh Gunawardene as Opposition Leader leaves a window open for the island’s citizens to think deeply about the national question. Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist with the Yahapalana regime The …

Concerns Over China’s Global Investments

Concerns Over China’s Global Investments

Several U.S. senators are pressing the Trump administration to detail what it is doing to deal with Beijing’s financing of international infrastructure projects that have left many countries indebted to China and potentially in need of bailouts. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. The Indian Ocean is the world’s third-largest body of water with 50% of trade traversing the region covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth’s surface. Due to existence of power rivalries and …

US to invest $300 million in Indo-Pacific region

US to invest $300 million in Indo-Pacific region

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday announced an investment to the tune of USD 113 million in the Indo-Pacific region to boost energy projects, infrastructure, and maritime security. “At the ASEAN Regional Forum on August 4, Secretary Pompeo announced the intent to provide …

Media Coverage Of Recent Conflict In Sri Lanka – Analysis

Media Coverage Of Recent Conflict In Sri Lanka – Analysis

In the recent months, Facebook has consistently been in the spotlight for its role in the Cambridge Analytica controversy; ineffective response to fake news in Ireland’s reproductive rights referendum; and the failure to remove hate speech during the Rohingya crisis, among others. Another recent issue …

New world power leaving its mark on Sri Lanka?

New world power leaving its mark on Sri Lanka?

Iron cannons installed by the Dutch to ward off colonial rivals still line Galle Face Green, a grassy, mile-long promenade along the Colombo seafront. Further out to sea, within range of the guns, a new world power is leaving its mark on Sri Lanka’s capital. …

Government must take a firm stand and lead the country

Government must take a firm stand and lead the country

The Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland who is currently on a four day official visit met the TNA leader R Sampanthan on 03 August 2018. Following the meeting the TNA issued a statement that even though the war has come to an end, we still don’t …

Germany arrests suspect over alleged Sri Lanka war crimes

Germany arrests suspect over alleged Sri Lanka war crimes

German authorities have arrested a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing captured government soldiers as a member of the Tamil Tigers rebel group a decade ago. Federal prosecutors said a judge ordered Thursday the 36-year-old, identified only as Sivatheeban B. because of German …

Sri Lanka is in no pressing need for military equipment

Sri Lanka is in no pressing need for military equipment

A leading Sri Lankan military expert, Adm.Dr. Jayanath Colombage, is cautioning his government about accepting military equipment like naval vessels from other countries without giving due thought to their utility and maintainability  apart from the cost, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express.  “The naval vessels, gifted …