Friday, 19 August, 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


Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.