Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicGotabaya Rajapaksa

Topic: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

India considers currency swap of another $1.1 bn with Sri Lanka, no timeline decided

RBI has already finalised an agreement to extend a $400 million currency swap facility to Sri Lanka, but its President Gotabaya has asked for $1.1 billion more.

Sri Lanka ‘assures’ India on Colombo Port project despite opposition pressure ahead of polls

Sri Lanka wants India to 'expedite' the project once it gets the go-ahead. Opposition there feels after the Chinese, 'India and Japan are trying to spread their tentacles in Colombo’s strategic assets'.

Sri Lanka pulling out of UN resolutions shows that war wounds won’t heal under Rajapaksas

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's administration is sending a clear signal that transitional justice and broader rights concerns have been put on the back burner.

President Rajapaksa could dissolve Sri Lanka Parliament tonight to pave way for snap polls

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had named elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister of the caretaker cabinet until the general election in August 2020.

Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya on student protest, Smriti on Deepika’s rights, Harry’s royal snub

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Sri Lanka doesn’t want to hurt India or get into world power rivalries: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

On his recent visit to India, newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said his country is committed to keeping Indian Ocean a peace zone.

Sticky issues sidestepped, but Modi and Rajapaksa vow to reset India-Sri Lanka ties

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was sworn in as President this month, is visiting India on his first foreign tour as the leader of Sri Lanka.

With strong leaders like Rajapaksa, Hasina, Oli, is India losing dominance in South Asia?

With Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh electing strong leaders with massive mandates, India can have a tough time asserting its supremacy.

Modi hoped Rajapaksa trip will shift focus from Maharashtra loss. But Pragya Thakur happened

It is more than likely that PM Modi is furious with Pragya Thakur’s repeated reference to Gandhi’s assassin Godse. So why doesn’t he say so publicly?

In pictures — Gotabaya Rajapaksa all smiles at Modi, Kovind’s Rashtrapati Bhavan welcome

PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind received Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Friday at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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