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Mahinda Rajapaksa | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg News

PM Modi congratulates Mahinda Rajapaksa on completing 50 years in Sri Lankan parliament

PM Modi and Mahinda Rajapaksa discussed the health and economic impact of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and the measures being taken to counter it.
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Facebook apologises for its role in Sri Lanka’s 2018 anti-Muslim riots

A viral video falsely purporting to show a Muslim restaurateur admitting to mixing ‘sterilization pills’ into food of Sinhala-Buddhists was blamed for the 2018 riots.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Covid has brought back Chinese whispers in Sri Lanka, Nepal. Is India listening?

South Asia has for long witnessed a see-saw diplomatic battle between India and China, but Covid is adding fresh dimensions to this engagement.
Sri Lankan security personnel make checks as a vehicle exits the Presidential Secretariat building in Colombo, Sri Lanka. | Photographer: Tharaka Basnayaka | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka to lift nationwide curfew on 27 April

Sri Lanka reported its highest one-day infection total, 49, Friday. It has so far recorded 414 cases, of whom over 100 have fully recovered.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former secretary of defense, speaks during an interview at his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. | Photographer: Tharaka Basnayaka | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka to seek $400 million financial facility from RBI to meet short term financial needs

Sri Lanka has placed critical economic measures to save resources hit badly by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has infected 373 persons in the country.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former secretary of defense, speaks during an interview at his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. | Photographer: Tharaka Basnayaka | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka postpones parliamentary elections for nearly two months amid Covid-19 crisis

The coronavirus outbreak has killed seven people and infected 295 others in the country.

Sri Lankan police says Easter Sunday bombers planned second attack in the country

Sri Lankan police have arrested over 200 suspects in connection with the bombings.
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Twitter ‘mistakenly’ suspended account of Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka. This is what happened

Twitter suspension of the Chinese embassy account in Sri Lanka came days after its undiplomatic tweet. The embassy said freedom of speech must be honoured.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with PM Narendra Modi in Hyderabad House in November 2019 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India sends Sri Lanka life-saving medicines, Rajapaksa thanks Modi for ‘warm gesture’

The consignment was sent to Colombo by an Air India special charter flight. It was sent as a donation under the SAARC framework.
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Sri Lanka records first death from coronavirus after 65-year-old man dies

The senior citizen had contracted the virus from Lanka's second coronavirus patient who was in contact with a group of Italian tourists.

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Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.