Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicGotabaya Rajapaksa

Topic: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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.

Rajapaksas take control, register landslide victory in Sri Lankan parliamentary elections

This win could help President Gotabaya Rajapaksa push through contentious constitutional changes to restore sweeping executive powers to his office.

Rajapaksas eye more power as Sri Lanka votes today to elect new parliament

The Rajapaksas want to win a two-thirds majority in order to push through constitutional changes that will allow the presidency to reclaim executive powers.

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

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.

Defence

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.
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