Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicSri Lanka economic crisis

Topic: Sri Lanka economic crisis

Sri Lanka-type abyss in India? It’s a fantasy of the Left that can only be dismissed

India’s sobriety and balanced approach has been a complete contrast to Sri Lanka and ranks as one of the better national economic policies anywhere in the world.

Indian envoy meets Sri Lankan Speaker, lauds Parliament’s role in upholding democracy there

High Commissioner Gopal Baglay's meeting with Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena comes days before Sri Lanka elects a new President on 20 July, amidst the ongoing economic & political turmoil there.

‘Sinhala Only’ to remembering Tamil minority victims — How Sri Lanka changed this week

From a 'model developing country' regaining its centrality in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has become a 'bankrupt nation' with socio-economic tensions running deep.

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.

China silent on crisis in Sri Lanka, aims to ‘de-hyphenate’ from Rajapaksas, say experts

With political, economic clout in Sri Lanka, China helping the crisis-hit nation was expected. But lack of financial returns & public outrage for Rajapaksas ensured their absence.

Lanka’s Gotabaya ‘flees’ to Male, likely to head to Dubai or Singapore later

India has denied any involvement in Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaving the county. The Sri Lankan President is expected to resign Wednesday.

Voters in swimming pool give politicians chills & why netas prefer Goa’s beaches to Colombo’s

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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.

Former minister Basil Rajapaksa stopped from boarding Dubai flight while fleeing Sri Lanka

Basil reportedly tried to take a flight out of the country amid the ongoing economic crisis but airport officials refused to let him leave following protests by passengers.

‘Fake news’ peddlers Pythagoras & Newton, and how Rajapaksas drove Lanka’s economy off a cliff

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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