Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka:  Gotabaya Rajapaksa

P.K.Balachandran/newsin.asia Colombo, March 27:India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s obsession with China led to India’s working for a regime in Sri Lanka in 2014, the island nation’s former Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association here on Monday. He said that the Congress-led government had been very supportive of Sri Lanka as revealed […]

Sri Lankan cabinet forms committee to go into deal with China on Hambantota port

Sri Lankan cabinet forms committee to go into deal with China on Hambantota port

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 22 (The New Indian Express): The Sri Lankan cabinet has formed a six-man committee of ministers to go into the government’s latest proposal on the distribution of shares in the Sino-Sri Lankan joint venture to be formed to run the deep water port at Hambantota. The State Minister of International Trade, […]

Don’t ‘meddle’ in Nepal, Sri Lanka, China media warns India

Don’t ‘meddle’ in Nepal, Sri Lanka, China media warns India

Beijing, March 22 –  The Chinese media has threatened to “fight back” any Indian attempt to meddle with China’s attempts to enter into military collaboration with Nepal and Sri Lanka. The threat comes amid the ongoing visit of Chinese defence minister Chang Wanquan to Sri Lanka, which will be followed by a tour of Nepal. Chang […]

Sirisena tells Chinese Defense Minister pacts with China should not harm Sri Lanka

Sirisena tells Chinese Defense Minister pacts with China should not harm Sri Lanka

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 20: The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told the visiting Chinese Defense Minister and State Councilor, Gen.Chang Wanquan, that the pacts which Sri Lanka is to   sign with China should not harm to “the pride, independence and national security of Sri Lanka.” Sirisena’s assertive remark assumes significance in the context of […]

Colombo’s pro-West tilt brings Chinese Defense Minister post haste to Sri Lanka

Colombo’s pro-West tilt brings Chinese Defense Minister post haste to Sri Lanka

Colombo, March 18 (newsin.asia): Concerned about Sri Lanka’s lurch towards the US and the West, China is sending its Defense Minister Gen.Chang Wanquan to Colombo for a there-day trip beginning on Sunday. The hurriedly planned visit will be part of a tour of some countries in the region (not in the Indian subcontinent). Gen.Chang  Wanquan […]

Sri Lankan govt proposes to cut Chinese stake in Hambantota port from 80% to 60%

Sri Lankan govt proposes to cut Chinese stake in Hambantota port from 80% to 60%

Colombo, March 18 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan government proposes to cut China’s stake in the Hambantota port   from 80% to 60%, well placed sources said here on Saturday. The watering down has been made upon the insistence of the Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, who has been campaigning against the Framework Agreement which gives the China […]

A Chinese view of Modi’s electoral triumph

A Chinese view of Modi’s electoral triumph

Beijing, March 17 (Global Times) : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a sweeping electoral victory in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most-populous state, as well as garnering vigorous support in several other major state elections. It has not only increased Modi’s chance to win in India’s 2019 general […]

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

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

Special Correspondent  Colombo, March 16 (www.southasianmonitor.com): 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 powers are converging on Sri Lanka to ensure that China, the rising behemoth, does not get exclusive rights to use […]

Sri Lankan government to have veto on military use of Chinese-run Hambantota port

Sri Lankan government to have veto on military use of Chinese-run Hambantota port

P.K.Balachandran/www.bdnews24.com Colombo, March 12: A draft Sino-Sri Lankan agreement on the controversial Hambantota port says that the Sri Lankan government has the sole right to decide whether or not, at any given point of time, the port can be used for a military purpose. The port is to be run by a joint venture company […]

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