Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicGotabaya Rajapaksa

Topic: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Why India should pull Sri Lanka out of China’s ‘debt trap’ and take it closer to the US

The Rajapaksas' political future is shaky. New Delhi will only prolong the hardship faced by Sri Lanka unless Colombo turns to the US.

Sri Lanka crisis a lesson for others — poorly managed economy goes from bad to worse quickly

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Sri Lankans defy curfew and take to streets, their verdict is clear: The Rajapaksas must go

The crisis in the island nation marks a rapid fall for the Rajapaksas, who have been dominant figures in Sri Lanka’s politics for decades.

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa will not resign ‘under any circumstance’, says colleague

Rajapaksa's coalition lost majority in Parliament Tuesday; thousands continue to protest government's pathetic response to worsening economic crisis.

Sri Lanka economic crisis shows how populism and hasty decisions can make a country crash

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Sri Lanka’s new finance minister quits after one day in office as economic crisis worsens

Ali Sabry's departure is in keeping with the trend of govt officials distancing themselves from the powerful Rajapaksa family in face of growing public anger over surge in inflation.

On streets of Sri Lanka, opposition MPs & public defy curfew to protest against Rajapaksa govt

Weekend curfew was imposed from Saturday to Monday to quell large-scale protests against govt amid an economic crisis. Opposition MPs claim govt is ‘cornered & helpless’.

Protest outside Sri Lankan president’s residence turns violent, curfew imposed in Colombo

Sri Lanka is facing limited foreign reserves which has led to shortage in fuel, power & gas. The island nation has also sought for bilateral aid from countries including India.

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.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.