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India can have impact on election

India can have impact on election

India can have the biggest political impact on Sri Lanka’s election, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said, adding that he hoped India will not “meddle with” Sri Lanka’s internal political affairs. He made the comment in an interview to The Daily Mirror on Thursday, responding …

Sri Lanka faces a number of challenges

Sri Lanka faces a number of challenges

Sri Lanka’s economic outlook remains stable with 4.3% growth expected in the medium term, the World Bank said yesterday, but warned that this would only be possible if the Government remains committed to its reform agenda and warned upcoming elections remain the single biggest risk …

China is doing to Sri Lanka what Great Britain did to China

China is doing to Sri Lanka what Great Britain did to China

China is turning Sri Lanka into a modern day “semi-colony,” the same way Great Britain and Portugal turned south China into their own semi-colonies back in the mid of 19th century. Sri Lanka didn’t lose a war to China. It never ceded any of its territory officially …

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes. Yes, though feasibility studies said the port wouldn’t work. Yes, though other frequent lenders like India had refused. Yes, though …

India and TNA oppose Chinese housing project in North

India and TNA oppose Chinese housing project in North

India and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have told the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that his government’s decision to award to a Chinese company a contract to build 40,000 houses for war-displaced people in the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces is flawed, impractical …

Trouble in TNA: leaders clash over “unity”

Trouble in TNA: leaders clash over “unity”

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has been facing an internal and external crisis for some time now, with the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran rebelling against the party stalwart R.Sampanthan, and with the alliance losing its hold on the electorate to a significant extent. The …

Failure will lead to further divisions among communities

Failure will lead to further divisions among communities

TNA leader Sampanthan says that ” We cannot entertain any further undue delays in this matter the draft Constitution must be presented to parliament and debated and upon receiving a two-thirds majority it should be approved by the people at a referendum he added.” He was …

‘Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka’

‘Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka’

The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the US Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday heard damaging evidence on “Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka,” says Richard J Rogers of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel (MAP). The Sri …

IMF: The economy is stabilizing

IMF: The economy is stabilizing

IMF Executive Board Completed the Fourth Review Under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility and Concluded the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Sri Lanka. In its latest report dated 20 June the IMF said that after a series of weather calamities in 2017, the …

TULF demands a Presidential Commission

TULF demands a Presidential Commission

The Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasangaree, in a letter addressed to US Ambassador Atul Keshap,  i has posed a question about the ethnic conflict and wants the  International Community to pressurize the Sri Lankan Government to appoint a Presidential Commission …