Monthly Archives: January 2020

Respect for fundamental human rights in jeopardy

Respect for fundamental human rights in jeopardy

Sri Lanka suffered its worst communal violence in 2029, since the end of the civil war when Islamist suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels in Colombo and other cities on Easter Sunday, April 21, killing over 250 people and injuring hundreds more. Anti-Muslim mobs, some …

Vigneswaran wants India to grant dual citizenship

Vigneswaran wants India to grant dual citizenship

Ex-Chief Minister of Northern Province in Sri Lanka says the Indian and Sri Lankan governments should work out a specific treaty on dual citizenship While Supporting for the return of Sri Lankan Tamils to their own country, former Chief Minister of Northern Province in Sri …

Top US Diplomat to visit Sri Lanka

Top US Diplomat to visit Sri Lanka

The Trump administration’s point person for South and Central Asia, Alice G Wells, will visit India next week for a series of bilateral meetings and the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, officials here said. Wells will travel to India, from January 15-18, to attend the Raisina …

China’s belt and road: an environmental disaster for Southeast Asia?

China’s belt and road: an environmental disaster for Southeast Asia?

When Chinese President Xi Jinping first unveiled the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013,it was heralded as one of the largest infrastructure development schemes in history. But the globe-spanning strategy, involving up to US$8.5 trillion in investments spread across more than 80 economies, also poses …