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Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist

Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist

All this hullabaloo in Parliament by the joint opposition demanding the appointment of Dinesh Gunawardene as Opposition Leader leaves a window open for the island’s citizens to think deeply about the national question. Sampanthan, has found a way to coexist with the Yahapalana regime The …

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. The Indian Ocean is the world’s third-largest body of water with 50% of trade traversing the region covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth’s surface. Due to existence of power rivalries and …

Media Coverage Of Recent Conflict In Sri Lanka – Analysis

Media Coverage Of Recent Conflict In Sri Lanka – Analysis

In the recent months, Facebook has consistently been in the spotlight for its role in the Cambridge Analytica controversy; ineffective response to fake news in Ireland’s reproductive rights referendum; and the failure to remove hate speech during the Rohingya crisis, among others. Another recent issue …

Sri Lanka is in no pressing need for military equipment

Sri Lanka is in no pressing need for military equipment

A leading Sri Lankan military expert, Adm.Dr. Jayanath Colombage, is cautioning his government about accepting military equipment like naval vessels from other countries without giving due thought to their utility and maintainability  apart from the cost, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express.  “The naval vessels, gifted …

North confronting a different type of war.

North confronting a different type of war.

Nine years after the end of Sri Lanka’s long drawn conflict between Government forces and the LTTE, the Northern Province is confronting a very different type of war. Communities struggling …

White elephants?

White elephants?

MYTH 1: Chinese lending is commercial. FACT: Since 2012 most Chinese lending is concessionary. In the last five years Sri Lanka’s loans from China EXIM Bank, amounting to 3.1 billion …

Northern Provincial Council in deadlock

Northern Provincial Council in deadlock

The tug of war between the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran and Governor Reginald Cooray, which continued unabated for quite some, reached its climax when the Court ruled that the Chief Minister’s move to sack a minister and appoint a new minister …

India’s bid to acquire the “World’s Emptiest Airport”

India’s bid to acquire the “World’s Emptiest Airport”

Over the past year, as India kept making a bid to acquire the Mattala airport in South Sri Lanka, which is universally derided as the “World’s Emptiest Airport” with little …

India has much to gain from Sri Lanka

India has much to gain from Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka have enjoyed time-tested and friendly ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations 70 years ago. India’s historical and extensive relations with  Sri Lanka   attained  new heights  with the state visit of Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi to  Colombo on May  11 …

China has invested heavily because of the country’s location

China has invested heavily because of the country’s location

Dr. Satoru Nagao, a Japanese expert on maritime security who is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC, says that Sri Lanka should acquire the Lockheed …