Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

India worries as Pakistan mulls to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as province

The move by Pakistan to make Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province has raised concerns in India. Media reports suggest that Pakistan is planning to declare the strategic region also known...

Modi real, the wave unreal

Punditry notwithstanding, all five Indian states that went to polls recently saw their governments getting evicted. The victims included the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the Uttar Pradesh-based...

Sri Lankan students aboard Pakistan’s Naval Ships

Over 200 Sri Lankan students from prominent Sri Lankan schools and colleges visited Pakistani Naval Ships NASR & SAIF Tuesday at the Colombo Dockyard. The ships were on a...

Myanmar approves diplomatic ties with Vatican

Myanmar's parliament approved forming diplomatic relationships with the Vatican on March 10. Approval comes after meetings between high-level church officials and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. The announcement follows...

Sri Lanka in the midst of a flurry of big power naval activity

Following the construction of a full-fledged port in Hambantota, and a container terminal in Colombo, to be part of China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) global project, world...

Singapore senior minister Goh on 3-day visit to Myanmar

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong of Singapore arrived in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on a three-day visit on Tuesday (March 14). During the visit ESM Goh called on President...

One Million Refugees to be Repatriated in 2017

Statistics issued by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicate that up to one million refugees are expected to be returned to Afghanistan during this year from Europe as...

Challenges for Afghanistan

Many years of war against terrorism in Afghanistan have proved to be tiring. The international forces that were involved in the war have mostly withdrawn and the remaining are...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Behind Hasina’s “RAW” tirade

Why would Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina fire a salvo like this ahead of her India visit in April by accusing Indian intelligence agency RAW and the US embassy...

India – Lanka fishing tryst continue

In the midst of Tamil Nadu fishermen putting pressure on the Indian Central government to find a permanent solution to the problem of fishing in the Palk Strait which...

First-ever Sri Lanka Investment Summit in Hong Kong kicks off today

Nearly 200 foreign delegates are scheduled to attend the first-ever Finance Asia-organised and multi-stakeholder-supported Sri Lanka Investor Summit in Hong Kong today (16 March) at the iconic Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Organisers...