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Sand is both life and dream for sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sand is both life and dream for sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik

Colombo, May 11: The world-renowned sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik, who is in the Sri Lankan capital to exhibit his mammoth reclining Buddha at the International Vesak celebrations on May 12, has been wedded to sand since the age of 8 and cannot think of a day when he will be divorced from it ,writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. “Sand is...

Modi and Rajapaksa skip politics, talk about economic cooperation in a very friendly meeting

Modi and Rajapaksa skip politics, talk about economic cooperation in a very friendly meeting

EXCLUSIVE Colombo, May 12 (newsin.sia): In a “very friendly and cordial” half an hour’s meeting here late on Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa completely skipped politics and spoke about forging close economic relations between the two countries, a well-placed source said. Contrary expectations, Rajapaksa did not voice any concerns about the recent...

Buddhism: Modi’s soft power and money spinner

Buddhism: Modi’s soft power and money spinner

Colombo, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a determined mission to use Buddhism, which had its birth in India and spread to other parts of South and East Asia from there, as a “soft power” to influence Buddhist countries in South and East Asia and to earn money by promoting “Buddhist tourism”, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express....

Indian Supreme Court sentences High Court Judge Karnan to imprisonment

Indian Supreme Court sentences High Court Judge Karnan to imprisonment

New Delhi, May 9 (The Hindu): The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday held Calcutta High Court Judge C.S. Karnan guilty of contempt of court, judiciary and judicial process and sentenced him to six months imprisonment. Justice Karnan will be taken into custody forthwith. "We are of the unanimous opinion that Justice C.S. Karnan has committed contempt of court, judiciary and...

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinkiang

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinkiang

Hong Kong, April 25 (The Guardian): “If the government is serious about bringing stability and harmony to the region as it claims, it should roll back – not double down on – repressive policies.” Authorities in Xinjiang passed new legislation last month expanding restrictions, including allowing staff at train stations and airports to deny entry to women wearing face veils...

Garbage Disposal: A scientific study had recommended land filling at Aruwakkalu, says Gotabaya

Gotabaya says it’s the army which picks candidates for intelligence posts in Sri Lankan embassies

Colombo, April 23 (newsin.asia): Former Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa maintains that he cannot be held responsible for choosing Maj.Bandara Bulathwatte, currently a suspect in the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, for the post of Intelligence Officer in the Sri Lankan Embassy in Thailand. The choice of personnel for such posts rests with the Army, Rajapaksa told newsin.asia on...

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