Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicMaithripala Sirisena

Topic: Maithripala Sirisena

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.

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.

Sri Lanka’s ex-defence secy & former police chief arrested for alleged inaction on terror

Sri Lanka's attorney general had instructed the authorities to charge the two officials for their failure to prevent the Easter terror attacks.

Sri Lanka’s wildly incompetent President keeps getting worse

Maithripala Sirisena eschews responsibility at every turn. He has no leadership qualities and has been out of his depth since January 2015.

Sri Lanka says all extremists linked to Easter bombings killed or arrested

The Sri Lankan police chief said that all explosives possessed by the local outfit National Thowheeth Jama'ath were seized, and assured the country was safe again.

Easter terror attacks: How India knew and why Sri Lanka didn’t

When Easter attack warnings were received, they were forwarded to VIP security heads, not to those in charge of public security.

Sri Lankan president Sirisena calls for resignations of defence secretary & police chief

The Sri Lankan govt faced flak Tuesday after it admitted to receiving intelligence inputs about the terror attacks days before Easter but failed to act on it.

Sri Lankan govt in disarray after reports it ignored intelligence warnings

Trump administration announces end to sanctions exemptions for countries still importing Iranian oil. China, India, among others, to be impacted.

Sri Lanka’s human rights diplomacy is a sham & you can blame its political elites

The Sri Lankan government has used Human Rights Council resolutions to deflect international pressure and deceive the global community.

Race for absolute power in Sri Lanka will signal a proxy war between India and China

With both India and Sri Lanka gearing up for general elections, cautious optimism should be the keyword in diplomacy.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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