Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicSri Lanka

Topic: Sri Lanka

Why the convenor of a ‘liberal’ Sri Lankan political platform finds RSS ‘impressive’

Rasika Jayakody believes the RSS organisation-building prowess offers important lessons. NextGenSL was launched in 2018 as a youth political platform to help solve Lanka’s problems.

Our take on Congress meltdown in Goa, Gyanvapi petition, Sri Lanka cricket win—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

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.

Sri Lanka gets IMF’s provisional nod for $2.9bn loan. Tax reforms, social spend hike part of plan

IMF says agreement is subject to approval by its management and executive board. Sri Lankan govt is yet to come up with debt restructuring plan, say observers.

IMF has agreed to bailout Sri Lanka but testing times lie ahead

ThePrint view on the most important issues.

‘3 meals, 2 cups tea’ – Sri Lankan Tamils crossing sea for refuge in Mandapam Camp again

In the old Tamil Nadu camp for Sri Lankan civil war refugees, the new have started arriving after the economic crisis.

What the Chinese envoy to Sri Lanka wrote that made India call out his behaviour

ThePrint is reproducing Qi Zhenhong's article on the docking of Yuan Wang 5, which the Indian high commission in Colombo slammed as lacking 'basic diplomatic etiquette'.

India lambasts China’s Lanka envoy on ‘aggression from northern neighbour’ remark

Qi Zhenhong wrote Colombo has overcome its northern neighbour's 'aggression' 17 times, taking a jibe at India. New Delhi has slammed Beijing saying its a reflection of their ‘national attitude’.

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'.

Don’t just ‘keep a watch’ on China’s spy ship at Sri Lankan port. Emulate the enemy

China has made a larger point about the power shift in Indian Ocean region by docking the missile and satellite tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota Port.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.