Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicGotabaya Rajapaksa

Topic: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

China’s bare-chested turn to Sri-Lankan Tamils is India’s new headache

Anti-China sentiment among the Sinhalese allows China to influence the Tamil north. This time, through the fishermen crisis.

India has an upper hand over China in jostle for foothold in Sri Lanka. But it can slip away

A proactive New Delhi has increased its vigil and speeded up strategic cooperation with Colombo to counter Beijing’s movements so far. But it needs more.

Sri Lanka junks organic farming 6 months after overnight ban on chemical fertiliser imports

Sri Lanka has distributed consignment of nano urea fertiliser imported from India for paddy cultivation. There was a lot of anger among farmers over the earlier ban.

FS Shringla, Lankan President Gotabaya meet focuses on ‘comprehensive ties at all levels’

Shringla, who is on a 4-day visit to Lanka, also had a 'productive discussion' with PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday on further consolidating the multifaceted bilateral partnership.

Sri Lanka has Rajapaksas all over. It may import autocratic values from CCP model

Like in Europe, where China has built a ‘Balkan Backdoor’ to enter the European Union, it will enter South Asia from autocratic states such as Sri Lanka.

PM Modi, President Rajapaksa discuss topical developments, cooperation in bilateral forums

The two leaders agreed to maintain regular contact between relevant officials, including in the context of the continuing Covid-19 challenges.

India-Sri Lanka ties hit rough weather as Colombo seen swaying to Chinese tunes again

Adding to tensions is looming UNHRC probe regarding Lankan civil war, where Colombo has sought Delhi’s support. India is also waiting for Sri Lanka to implement 13th amendment of its constitution.

Adani Group itself suggested port terminal change to resolve protests: Sri Lankan minister

Sri Lankan minister Godahewa says Adani Group offered to invest in West Container Terminal, a 'commercially better option', but with same equity ratio given to China at CCIT.

Mahinda Rajapaksa brings family rule to Sri Lanka. All eyes on his India-China balancing act

PM Narendra Modi didn't even wait for the final results of Sri Lanka's parliamentary election before calling Mahinda Rajapaksa to congratulate him on his victory.

The challenges before Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas: From human rights to economy

With India’s neighbourhood first policy at play, New Delhi could increase its assistance towards the Sri Lankan economy and infrastructure.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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