Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicGotabaya Rajapaksa

Topic: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

In Sri Lanka, Modi’s India must deal with reality as exists on ground, not as it wants it be

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will wait and watch if India and US are coming closer together to take on the Chinese.

India need not fear Rajapaksa’s win and Sri Lanka’s embrace of China

New Delhi must be watchful but not necessarily too concerned about China angle in Sri Lanka. Colombo has the rationale, reason and space for engaging both.

Another strongman Rajapaksa returns to Sri Lanka, raising fears of tilt to China

There are fears a Rajapaksa victory could threaten Sri Lanka’s fragile democratic progress and see a return to the old authoritarian ways.

Sri Lankan presidential polls: Gotabaya set for win as ruling party’s Premadasa concedes

Final results are yet to be announced but the ruling party candidate, Sajith Premadasa, congratulated former war general, Gotabaya Rajapaksa on winning the election.

Indian Tamil, two monks, a former actor — line-up for Sri Lanka’s Presidential election

Sri Lanka will vote on 16 November to elect its President from among 35 candidates — a record number, making it the country’s most expensive election.

China-friendly Rajapaksas eye return to power in Sri Lankan presidential election

The Rajapaksas, who lost the presidency in 2015, are staging a comeback with Gotabaya Rajapaksa running for the top job.

A Rajapaksa for President. For Sri Lanka that has seen so much tragedy, it’s time to panic

It doesn’t matter who is in charge. The Rajapaksa political project revolves around corruption and denigration of ethnic and religious minorities.

On Camera

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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