Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: Rajapaksas

Not majority-minority, Sri Lanka crisis a result of corruption, Rajapaksa family’s greed

RBI has recently liberalised rupee trade mechanism to facilitate ease of foreign exchange outflow. This facility can be extended to Sri Lanka.

‘Run Sri Lanka like Hitler’, Gotabaya Rajapaksa was once told. Now he’s on the run himself

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a man who never wanted to join politics, fled Sri Lanka in the face of massive protests against misgovernance during his tenure.

The People vs the Rajapaksas in Sri Lanka and why it turned out this way

As Sri Lanka waits for a new government to take charge, the Rajapaksa brothers must not be allowed to flee. As for India, it should continue to be the good neighbour it's been.

How ‘organic’ diktat, Chinese infra brought farmers to their knees on Rajapaksa turf Hambantota

Farmers in Sri Lanka's Hambantota struggle to keep crops alive without effective fertilisers, with rampaging elephants — displaced due to ill-conceived infra projects — posing another threat.

Rajapaksa family’s ancestral home set on fire as violence claims 8 lives in Sri Lanka

On Monday, PM Mahinda Rajapaksa submitted his resignation as the family sought to stem protesters' calls asking the entire family to step aside, leading to the dissolution of the cabinet.

Spirituality or ‘occult’? Mahinda’s visit to sacred city before resigning as PM raises questions

Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to Anuradhapura caught the public eye in Sri Lanka, but this is hardly the first time his religious and spiritual beliefs have become a talking point.

Crisis in Sri Lanka deepens after corruption charges against PM’s son, opposition leaders

Opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya Tuesday submitted no-confidence motion against PM Mahinda Rajapaksa's govt & impeachment motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka ex-minister Namal Rajapaksa earned ‘over million euros’ in corrupt deals, report claims

ABC investigation claims former sports minister got payoffs from Australian medical firm Aspen, which allegedly laundered millions of dollars in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa denies allegations.

President Gotabaya should’ve been open about plans, says Sri Lanka ex-minister & nephew Namal

In interview with ThePrint, Namal Rajapaksa, son of PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, talks about need for systemic change in Sri Lanka as anger over country's economic crisis continues to grow.

‘We have nothing to give our children’ — Sri Lankans now just waiting for things to get better

Sri Lanka's economic crisis has hit low-income and daily wagers the harshest. But middle class families in cities like Colombo and Kandy are also joining the streets now.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.