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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.
File photo of Sanath Jayasuriya | Commons

How the cult of Sanath Jayasuriya pulled India-Sri Lanka cricketing ties from drifting apart

India took a long time to shake off the after-effects of Sanath Jayasuriya’s brutal assault. And yet everyone yearned for a Sanath prototype in the team.
View of Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port, operated by China Merchants Group

Proposed oil refinery can boost China’s port in Sri Lanka

The $3.9 billion refinery project will be located near the southern Sri Lankan port of Hambantota.
Cloves

World’s oldest clove? What the find in Sri Lanka says about early spice trade

Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the world's oldest clove from an ancient port town on Sri Lanka's north-west coast, dating back to around 200BC.
Major General Shavendra Silva with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena | @MaithripalaS/Twitter

By giving a ‘war criminal’ the top Army post, Sri Lanka proves Tamil lives don’t matter

President Sirisena has made it abundantly clear that the Sri Lankan military will not be held accountable for wartime violations.
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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.
Bangladeshi women undergoing an adult education programme by Bangladesh Youth Leadership Centre (representational image) | Commons

Bangladesh beats India by 60 slots in WEF Gender Gap rankings

Bangladesh has been ranked 48 in the WEF Gender Gap report, while India stands at 108.
Sri Lanka

President Sirisena reinstates Wickremesinghe as prime minister to end Sri Lanka crisis

President Sirisena had earlier fired Wickremesinghe on 26 October replacing him with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Mahinda Rajapaksa | Twitter

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka PM, Wickremesinghe to be reinstated

Rajapaksa resigned following a Supreme Court decision declaring that the dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena was "illegal".
Mahinda Rajapaksa | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg News

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign and end political crisis, says his son

Rajapaksa was appointed as the prime minister on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move.

On Camera

File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Facebook

Who wants an ‘Islamic President’ in Pakistan and where does Imran Khan fit in?

Imran Khan’s PTI colleagues are campaigning for a so-called Islamic Presidential System where the Supreme Leader will have absolute power.
tiktok app

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.