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Sri Lankan Ranil Jayawardena wins UK election for the second time

Sri Lankan Ranil Jayawardena wins UK election for the second time

London, June 10 (newsin.asia): Ranil Jayawardena of Sri Lankan origin has emerged victorious in the June 8 British parliamentary elections for the second time, bagging 65.5% of the votes cast in the Hampshire North East constituency. A “traditional conservative” Jayawardena had no difficulty in beating his nearest rival, Barry Jones of Labor. Jones got only 17% of the votes. Jayawardena...

India v Pakistan: Is the hype worth it?

India v Pakistan: Is the hype worth it?

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu The apparent stage-fright that hits Pakistan’s batsmen has reduced all recent matches between the arch-rivals to duds. Moreover, when every game is pegged as a crunch match, you end up chewing more than you bite off. Some years ago, a popular news channel in India ran a discussion, involving cricket experts and a general audience,...

BIMSTEC’s success hinges on eschewing parochialism, says Secy Gen. Nakandala

BIMSTEC’s success hinges on eschewing parochialism, says Secy Gen. Nakandala

Dhaka June 7 (newsin.asia): Sumith Nakandala, Secretary General of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), has called upon member states to eschew parochialism and pettiness and develop pluralistic values to help BIMSTEC realize its full potential as an engine of economic development in the Bay of Bengal region. “ Political commitment alone will not...

Modi’s regime is a lot of optics with little substance

Modi’s regime is a lot of optics with little substance

By P.K.Balachandran/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, June 4: Having completed 60% of his five-year term in May this year, it is time Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was assessed both by the people of India and the regime itself. To win the next elections in May 2019, just two years down the line, Modi should have begun delivering on his grandiose promises by...

America’s dishonest President

America’s dishonest President

By The Los Angeles Times Editorial Team It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.” Still, nothing prepared us for...

Sri Lanka’s Rohan Perera to be Vice President of 72 nd. Session of UN General Assembly

Sri Lanka’s Rohan Perera to be Vice President of 72 nd. Session of UN General Assembly

Colombo, June 3 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka has been elected by acclamation to serve as one of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly for its 72nd Session (September 2017 to August 2018) representing the Asia and Pacific Group. The position will be occupied by Dr.Amrith Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lankaiat the UN. The General Assembly also endorsed the nomination...

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