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Tamil Nadu leaders knew Prabhakaran would kill them to rule Eelam, says Shivshankar Menon

Tamil Nadu leaders knew Prabhakaran would kill them to rule Eelam, says Shivshankar Menon

Colombo, December 12 (The New Indian Express): Leaders of Tamil Nadu, across the political divide, privately but effectively supported the Indian government’s policy of opposing efforts by the US and Norway to rescue Velupillai Prabhakaran so that his Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) lived to fight another day, says Shivshankar Menon, India’s former National Security Adviser (NSA) in his...

China gains near total control of Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka

China gains near total control of Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka

Colombo, December 11 (Sunday Times): A Chinese-dominated Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Venture (JV) will be granted comprehensive control of Hambantota port — including its internal security — under a Framework Agreement signed this week between the Sri Lankan Government and China Merchants Port Holdings Company (CMPort), writes Namini Wijedasa. The agreement was entered into between CMPort and the Secretaries of the...

Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikalaa requested to lead party

Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikalaa requested to lead party

Chennai, Dec 11 - AIADMK propaganda secretary and deputy speaker in the Lok Sabha M Thambidurai on Sunday requested late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's close aide V.K. Sasikalaa to lead the party. On Saturday, several senior party leaders, including chief minister O Panneerselvam, pleaded with Sasikalaa to lead the party. In a press statement on Sunday, Thambidurai said Chinnamma (Sasikalaa)...

Sri Lanka looks forward to ‘fantastic’ ties with China in 2017, says govt

Sri Lanka looks forward to ‘fantastic’ ties with China in 2017, says govt

Colombo, Dec 11 (NIA) - Sri Lanka is looking forward to 'fantastic relations' with China next year as the island country hopes to attract Chinese investments worth 8 billion dollars, Deputy Foreign Minister, Harsha De Silva said. China is one Sri Lanka's largest development partners, and has completed infrastructure construction projects worth 15.5 billion dollars by the end of 2015. Now the...

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