Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicSri Lanka Crisis

Topic: Sri Lanka Crisis

Ousted Sri Lanka President Rajapakasa welcomed back with flowers; given special security

Having fled amid an ongoing economic crisis, the ex prez returned from Thailand to reside in Colombo.

IMF delegation to visit Colombo this month, finalise aid package for Sri Lanka

The global financial body eyes creditor assurances as it prepares a visit to the island nation, and says the country's 'public debt is assessed as unsustainable'.

‘Swift help vs opaque loans’ — USAID chief on India & China’s ‘contrasting’ role in Lanka crisis

Speaking at IIT Delhi, USAID administrator Samantha Power Wednesday hailed New Delhi as an 'impactful development leader' and 'a friend to the world's poor'.

Long-term investments in Sri Lanka are India’s plan to fix economic crisis, envoy Baglay says

High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay added that New Delhi will also work with the island nation’s new govt to facilitate talks for a bailout package from the IMF.

‘Flood jihad’ — Hindu Right press sees ‘jihadist conspiracy’ in Assam deluge

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

Sri Lanka army raids protest site near Presidential Secretariat. Protesters, journalists ‘attacked’

A day after Ranil Wickremasinghe takes oath as President, protestors at a site in Galle Face reportedly ‘attacked’, ‘taken away’. Incident receives international condemnation.

‘Go, Ranil, go’: Protesters voice ‘disappointment’ as Wickremesinghe elected Sri Lanka’s President

Sri Lankan Parliament elects ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to serve out rest of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's term. He wins 134 out of 225 MPs' votes, with nearest rival at 82.

‘Why politicise?’ Oppn MPs object as govt flags states’ ‘poor fiscal health’ at Lanka meeting

Comments came during presentations by external affairs minister S. Jaishankar and economic affairs secretary Ajay Seth at all-party meeting called to discuss Sri Lankan crisis Tuesday.

Centre calls all-party meet on Sri Lanka crisis on Tuesday

The meeting will be briefed by Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.

‘We’re not going anywhere’: At ‘Gota Go’, protesters refuse to budge until Wickremesinghe quits 

Two days after Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation, the fervour of the protest hasn’t dwindled. Protesters say Wickermesinghe took control in a 'conspiratorial way'

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
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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