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Of forgotten people

Of forgotten people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally on May 12 with Sri Lanka’s hill-country Tamils, on the second day of his two-day visit to the country, was a success, if you went by conventional markers such as the crowd he drew or the cheers that arose …

To Counter – balance Chinese Influence

To Counter – balance Chinese Influence

Last week has been eventful. And I was conflicted on whether to write about the Sri Lankan visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more specifically his attitude and signalling …

House Ownership for Plantation Workers

House Ownership for Plantation Workers

Introduction                                                                             Providing decent house for the plantation …

India’s moves

India’s moves

By Mohammad Jamil:                                                             One of the primary functions of a diplomat is to build and …

Sri Lanka, vital test case for neighbourhood first policy

Sri Lanka, vital test case for neighbourhood first policy

While a penchant for Hindu symbolism is a leitmotif of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unique brand of politics domestically, one of the more interesting and under-reported aspects of his international diplomacy has been a focus on the cultural power of Buddhism and India’s special identity …

The OMP and Immediate Action needed to address Protests

The OMP and Immediate Action needed to address Protests

As families of the disappeared pass the two-month mark of their roadside protests demanding answers to the whereabouts of their disappeared loved ones, and over eights months after the Sri …

Women in Sri Lanka take on male roles to help recovery from civil war

Women in Sri Lanka take on male roles to help recovery from civil war

Women and girls whose male relatives were killed in Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war are now helping the country recover, taking on roles formerly reserved for men and heading to schools and universities to complete their education. The so-called “Border Girls” mostly come from towns …

Trials of resettlement

Trials of resettlement

After 20 years in India, wearing a “refugee” tag that led her from one camp to another, it was only in December 2016 that Edward Selyn, 55, returned home. Until …

Building holistic India-Sri Lanka ties

Building holistic India-Sri Lanka ties

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi last week, on his third visit to the capital since January 2015, is in keeping with the refreshed Indo-Lanka ties that followed the regime change in Colombo. Flagging off partnerships …

A mockery of the UN

A mockery of the UN

Taylor Dibbert.                                                                             The UN Human Rights Council’s …