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India advise on consequences

India advise on consequences

India will adopt a broad, three-pronged approach to deal with China’s increasing engagement in the South Asian and Indian Ocean neighbourhood — track Beijing’s activities carefully; pursue its own projects and commitments; and educate and advise neighbours on the consequences of engaging with China. External …

Our country has no future unless we have a new Constitution

Our country has no future unless we have a new Constitution

Addressing Parliament on  6th of July 2018 TNA leader Mr R Sampanthan  said, our country has no future unless we have a new Constitution which would end the conflict that has arisen in this country as a result of the national question. In fact, in …

Preparing for a poll that is out of sight

Preparing for a poll that is out of sight

There are few signs of Sri Lanka’s provincial elections being held any time soon, but the Tamil polity is already gearing up for the race. The island’s Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councils are due for elections since October 2017, and the Central, North …

Understanding poverty in post-war Sri Lanka

Understanding poverty in post-war Sri Lanka

The numbers at first glance The numbers for Sri Lanka’s post-war economy seem on the whole, clear. Poverty, measured monetarily, looks to be reducing. According to World Bank figures, Sri Lanka is a lower middle-income country and in 2017 its per capita income of $4,065. …

Does recovery of arms from former LTTE cadres indicate revival of Tamil insurgency ?

Does recovery of arms from former LTTE cadres indicate revival of Tamil insurgency ?

The 21 km-long Puthukkudiyiruppu-Oddusuddan road progressing through the hinterland of North-Eastern Mullaitivu District, links Puthukkudiyiruppu on the A-35 Paranthan-Mullaitivu highway and Oddusuddan on the A-34 Mankulam-Mullaitivu highway. It was along this road that a trusted deputy of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)supremo Velupillai …

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 …