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P K Balachandran

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Speeding up projects and acquisition of Mattala airport to dominate Modi-Ranil...

In the open-ended talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to be held in New Delhi on...

Muslim leader’s warning of a forced exodus a la Myanmar angers...

Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the...

India lets Rohingya Muslims down cruelly for the third time in...

India has let the hapless Rohingya Muslims down for the third time in succession. New Delhi’s sordid record began when it endorsed Myanmar’s brutal...

Hindutva’s zealots trigger Sikh militancy in Punjab

Flush with unprecedented success of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2014 Indian parliamentary elections, and given the BJP’s alliance with the Sikh...

Factors hampering solution of Rohingya issue

Under pressure from the UN, the West and also China, to go in for a deal with Bangladesh, Myanmar’s military-backed government headed by Aung...

Fuel crisis rocked India-Lanka relations

Even as inter-dependence is taken as given in the globalized world, it spawns problems for the interacting countries. Issues bedeviling energy ties between India...

US sales talk about carrier strike force’s four-day visit to Lanka

Justifying the four-day visit of the giant aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its five escort vessels to Colombo, the US Embassy said that during...

Catalonia’s UDI triggers fear of secessionist revival in Sri Lanka

Nobody was surprised when the Sri Lankan government came out on Saturday with a strongly worded statement disapproving the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI)...

India loses the plot on the Rohingya issue: Hands the game...

India appears to have lost the plot on the Rohingya issue. Despite having a measure of clout both in Bangladesh and Myanmar, and appeals...

Post 2019 elections, Delhi readies to face challenges in Dhaka

With the Bangladeshi parliamentary elections due in January 2019, neighboring India is preparing to face any change that the elections might bring about in...

Sirisena in a fix over release of Tamil Tiger detainees

With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections...

100% Islamic Maldives has the highest percentage of women police in...

The 100% Islamic Maldives has the distinction of having the highest percentage of female police officers in South and South-East Asia. According to “Rough Roads...

Lanka’s support to Pakistan on SAARC summit venue a setback for...

Colombo, October 19: Sri Lanka’s support to Pakistan on hosting the 20 th. SAARC summit in Islamabad, is a setback for India as it...

Sirisena gets into political hot water as elections approach

Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial Councils are due in 2018. But President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe heading...

Syrian cleric confirms foreign role in Rohingya exodus

A leading Syrian cleric, Grand Mufti Ahmed Bader Eddin Mohammad Adib Hassoun, Syria’s highest religious authority, has confirmed India’s suspicion that an international terrorist...

China says economic development will ensure maritime security

While other countries participating in the Galle International Naval Dialogue here on Monday viewed maritime security from a purely military angle, China said that...

Brushed under the carpet for long, Jaffna’s social issues are coming...

Issues of social inequality and oppression among the Tamils of North Sri Lanka, which were brushed under the carpet either by tradition or by...

Assembly Elections: BJP faces uphill task in Modi’s home turf

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled the Western Indian State of Gujarat continually since 1998, and had been under the watch of...

Lanka heads for political stalemate as extremisms come to the fore

Extremist ethno-politics is raising its head once again in Sri Lanka, both in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province and in the Sinhalese-dominated South, pushing the...

UNSC speaks up against Myanmar but no punitive action is envisaged...

After ignoring for years the smoldering Rohingya Muslim-Burmese Buddhist conflict in North Western Myanmar (apparently in the interest of bolstering the regime of “democracy...

Factors protecting Myanmar from R2P action on Rohingya issue

While there is a genuine outcry all over world against the atrocities being committed against the Rohingyas of Myanmar by the military-backed Aung San...