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US and China have been on a coronavirus aid-giving spree to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal amid the unprecedented crisis the South Asian countries are facing.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's administration is sending a clear signal that transitional justice and broader rights concerns have been put on the back burner.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had named elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister of the caretaker cabinet until the general election in August 2020.
A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee also recommended the Election Commission to enact a legislation to suspend the registration of political parties on ethnic & religious basis.
Sri Lanka said the travel ban amounted to the US questioning the prerogative of the president's appointment of Lt Gen Shavendra Silva as Army Commander.
Sri Lanka is keen to move ahead in the SAARC process as it wants greater connectivity with other countries and seamless trading between the member-countries.
India & China have both said they will protect us. Ultimately, Sri Lankans have to decide what is interference and what is not, says Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to begin his four-day visit to India Friday as the two neighbours look to refresh ties.
The series is produced by Teeli, a YouTube channel that calls itself an "alternative source" of entertainment in Pakistan.
The Sri Lankan government in 2015 had started including the Tamil national anthem as a way of reconciliating with the country's Tamil minority community.