Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Colombo

I got tear-gassed in Colombo, but finding treatment was even more eye-watering

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

Energy, infra, communication — India has big plans to help Sri Lanka & deepen relationship

Several proposals to strengthen the economic ties between India and Sri Lanka were discussed during a meeting of officials from various ministries chaired by the Deputy NSA earlier this month.

In Sri Lanka, you can treat yourself to spaghetti and meatballs, if you can afford them

While the poor worry about the next meal, the majority of the middle-class are more concerned about giving up their privileges and putting their dreams on hold.

Drink, gamble, plan the exit: How Sri Lankan elites in Colombo are handling economic crisis

Colombo's elite still have live events, performances, and nightclub parties to go to. Thanks to booming luxury establishments, life's as normal as it gets.

Sri Lanka slipped by pursuing Chinese prosperity dream. It’s in India’s interest to help it

The Rajapaksa government should have shelved some of the China-funded infrastructure projects, which were high on debt servicing and low on revenue earnings.

After Maldives, Jaishankar in Sri Lanka to secure Indian Ocean neighbourhood, counter China

The back-to-back visits by EAM S. Jaishankar is expected to strengthen India’s maritime security domain under the ‘SAGAR’ doctrine, in view of growing Chinese influence.

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka bets big on $14 bn China-backed Port City, wants reluctant India to invest

China has invested $1.4 billion in the strategically located project. But the Rajapaksa govt wants India to invest in the potential metropolis, which is Sri Lanka's first SEZ.

With China funding Colombo Port City, India urges Sri Lanka to be ‘mindful’ of bilateral ties

Sri Lanka passed a bill last month which will establish Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone & Colombo Port City Economic Commission under a $1.4 bn deal funded by China.

What is cabotage law & why India plans to restore the sea transport rules it scrapped in 2018

With Sri Lanka scrapping East Container Terminal deal with India and Japan, and Adani Group’s entry to develop the west terminal, Modi govt is rethinking its cabotage policy.

India won’t stop pushing for East Container Terminal despite Colombo clearing the West project

New Delhi believes Colombo ‘cannot unilaterally take the ECT project off the table’ and ‘dishonour’ an international tripartite agreement.

On Camera


Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.