Monthly Archives: November 2019

Confident that the Sri Lanka will pursue the process of reconciliation

Confident that the Sri Lanka will pursue the process of reconciliation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Rajapaksa government will take forward the reconciliation process to meet the aspirations of Tamil community in Sri Lanka which also includes the implementation of 13th Amendment. Prime Minister Modi made these remarks after holding talks with …

A Conversation with Ambassador Alice Wells on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

A Conversation with Ambassador Alice Wells on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Addressing the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars think tank on 21 November 2019, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells said that, India is the only major country in the world to have opposed the OBOR project …

A Diplomatic tightrope

A Diplomatic tightrope

Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother, Mahinda, have returned to power in Sri Lanka. They are likely to pivot back to China to help the economy, but the geopolitical landscape has changed with the rise of Modi’s India. On Thursday, newly elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya …

India wants national reconciliation

India wants national reconciliation

India expects the newly-elected President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa to boost the national reconciliation policy with the Tamil community of the country, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the message was conveyed by Minister for External …

Victory and Defeat

Victory and Defeat

Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) convincingly won the Lankan Presidential election held on November 16. Gotabaya got 52.25 % of the valid votes while his principal rival, Sajith Premadasa, got 41.99%, as per figures available in the evening of Sunday. Sajith …

Staking hopes on the first-time voters

Staking hopes on the first-time voters

As campaigning enters the final stretch in Sri Lanka’s Nov. 16 presidential polls, Sajith Premadasa, the leading political moderate in the fray, is staking his hopes for victory on the country’s first-time voters. He aims to garner support from those who came of age after …

Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges

Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges

The winner of Sri Lanka’s presidential election on November 16, 2019 will face enormous challenges to deliver justice for past crimes and prevent future abuses, Human Rights Watch said. Since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009, there has been progress on the right to …