Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicSri Lanka-India ties

Topic: Sri Lanka-India ties

Sri Lanka walks a tightrope — Chinese ‘credit card’ on one side, Indian friendship on other

‘India is the only game in town’ said one expert alluding to India lending Sri Lanka a helping hand, Colombo's strained ties with Beijing and the prevailing economic crisis.

Sri Lanka slipped by pursuing Chinese prosperity dream. It’s in India’s interest to help it

The Rajapaksa government should have shelved some of the China-funded infrastructure projects, which were high on debt servicing and low on revenue earnings.

India’s $1 bn credit to Sri Lanka is good diplomacy. Its intentions should comfort neighbours

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Decades-old amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution still straining ties with India. Here’s why

Amendment is aimed at facilitating reconciliation of Tamilian minority by giving them greater representation, but successive Sri Lankan governments see it as an imposition by India.

India in ‘close touch’ with Sri Lanka amid concerns over new Colombo-Beijing bonhomie

Foreign Minister Jaishankar speaks to Sri Lankan counterpart Gunawardena Monday. Interaction comes days after MEA asked Sri Lanka to be 'mindful' of bilateral ties between Delhi and Colombo.

India looks to recalibrate ties with Sri Lanka as Colombo sways away towards China again

New Delhi believes that Sri Lanka has taken a firm decision on ‘completely aligning’ with China, even if that means doing away with the India balancing act.

Sri Lanka sends goodwill via radio, airs Buddhist chants to bless India’s Covid patients

SLBC, earlier known as Radio Ceylon, began a week-long broadcast of ‘Ratana Sutta’ on 6 May. It’s available on medium wave transmitters & online every evening.

At UNHRC, India urges Sri Lanka to implement constitutional amendment on Tamil reconciliation

India’s Permanent Representative to UN says country supports Sri Lanka’s unity & territorial integrity, but is committed to aspirations of its Tamil people.

Adani Group itself suggested port terminal change to resolve protests: Sri Lankan minister

Sri Lankan minister Godahewa says Adani Group offered to invest in West Container Terminal, a 'commercially better option', but with same equity ratio given to China at CCIT.

India calls for quick implementation of Colombo Port project, says ‘time & tide wait for none’

Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay, says India and Sri Lanka need to implement projects quickly or they could become ‘outdated’.

On Camera

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.