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Belt and Road Initiative leads to wedlock

Belt and Road Initiative leads to wedlock

Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka became man and wife at a mass wedding ceremony in Negombo near here on Thursday, symbolizing the people-to people relationships that China’s Belt and Road Initiative is creating even as it strengthens Sri Lanka’s position as an ideal …

China leveraging its military, economic and diplomatic clout to establish regional dominance

China leveraging its military, economic and diplomatic clout to establish regional dominance

The United States Annual Report on Military and Security Developments mandated by Congress has made references to Hambantota Port. The report has, in relation to Chinese military developments, said that over the last three years, the People’s Liberation Army has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber …

UN Rights chief urged to ensure accountability

UN Rights chief urged to ensure accountability

In a statement released on 18 August 2018, on the appointment of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet as the new UN human rights chief, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) called on the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to ensure there is accountability …

Sino-Lankan archaeologists look for Chinese artifacts in Jaffna

Sino-Lankan archaeologists look for Chinese artifacts in Jaffna

An archaeological team from Shanghai Museum have set off for Sri Lanka on a 40-day excavation mission to learn more about the ancient Maritime Silk Road. Led by archaeologist Chen Jie, the five-member team also features pottery and porcelain experts. Chen and his colleagues have …

Slow motion disintegration?

Slow motion disintegration?

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham: The government will complete three years in office today (17), marking a milestone of sorts when the two traditionally rival political parties, the United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), set aside their differences and came together to form the …

UK funds resettlement and peacebuilding

UK funds resettlement and peacebuilding

Nearly 600 families resettled on newly released land in the North and East of Sri Lanka will benefit from £1 million from the UK Government to support the provision of basic infrastructure and services. Helping families return to their villages is a crucial element of …

Escaping the paradox of slow growth and labour scarcity

Escaping the paradox of slow growth and labour scarcity

In the World Bank’s Sri Lanka Development Update Report 2018 on creating more and better jobs for an upper middle-income Sri Lanka. The theme chapter usefully analyses the state of Sri Lanka’s labour market and identifies various challenges to attaining this development goal such as …

India warns states on dealing directly with countries of concern

India warns states on dealing directly with countries of concern

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has warned states against directly dealing with policing agencies of “countries of concern” like China, Iran and Afghanistan on matters of internal security. In a communication to states, the MHA said that any such communication must be routed through …

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy all across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as “probably” being carcinogenic. After a US court on Friday ordered Monsanto …

Post Amma and Ayya: The new Tamil Nadu potboiler

Post Amma and Ayya: The new Tamil Nadu potboiler

A short while after Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war came to an end in May 2009, Tamil Nadu’s then chief minister M. Karunanidhi had made one of his usual visits to the DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) headquarters. But instead of meeting with visitors as per …