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Sri Lankan court case against gifting elephant to New Zealand shifts focus to conservation

Sri Lankan court case against gifting elephant to New Zealand shifts focus to conservation

Colombo, April 4 (newsin.asia): The on-going court case in Sri Lanka challenging President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to gift a baby elephant to New Zealand, has brought back focus on the protection of the Sri Lankan elephant - Elephus maximus maximus – an endangered species as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). On a writ petition filed by...

Conditions for ousting Yameen democratically are ripening: Maldivian opposition leader Nasheed

Conditions for ousting Yameen democratically are ripening: Maldivian opposition leader Nasheed

Colombo, April 3: The Maldivian opposition leader, Mohamed Nasheed, is optimistic about ousting President Abdulla Yameen through the constitutional parliamentary route because parliament is now going the opposition’s way, as seen in the vote on the no-confidence motion against the Speaker, says P.K.Balachandran writing in www.southasianmonitor.com. Although the motion was defeated, the margin was too narrow to give Yameen any...

Signing of Sino-Lankan agreement on Hambantota port put off indefinitely

Signing of Sino-Lankan agreement on Hambantota port put off indefinitely

Colombo, April 2 (newsin.asia): The signing of a Sino-Sri Lankan agreement on the Hambantota port, which was take place between April 7 and 8, has been put off indefinitely apparently because of the continuing controversies in Sri Lanka over the draft agreement, informed sources said. Nevertheless, an 80-member high level business delegation headed by Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the Chinese...

Implications of growing Indo-Japanese defense ties for Sri Lanka

Implications of growing Indo-Japanese defense ties for Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 1 (newsin.asia): Growing defence ties between India and Japan, with the US in the background, are likely to have an impact on Sri Lanka’s defense choices, as the island nation is situated right next door to India and bang on the main sea route between the East and the West, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. The confluence of India,...

Colombo most suited to be South Asia’s commercial hub: Port City official

Colombo most suited to be South Asia’s commercial hub: Port City official

EXCLUSIVE By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 30 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan capital Colombo is the most suitable to be South Asia’s commercial hub, says Liang Thow Ming, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the US$ 1.4 billion Colombo Port City project being executed by the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) . Speaking to this correspondent on Thursday, Liang said that Colombo is...

Maldives opposition considering impeacing President ahead of 2018 Presidential Poll

Maldivian opposition leader says he will re-negotiate terms of China-funded projects

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 29 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian opposition leader, Mohamed Nasheed, said here on Wednesday, that he will re-negotiate the terms of Chinese-funded projects to see if they were fair and in the interest of the country. “We will learn from the experience of the Sri Lankan Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga in re-negotiating the deal over Chinese built Hambantota...

Japan woos Sri Lanka to check China’s influence in the Indian Ocean

Japan woos Sri Lanka to check China’s influence in the Indian Ocean

By P.K.Balachandran/SAM: With China pushing its way into Sri Lanka, spending US$ 8 billion to build infrastructure to support its ambitious global One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, Japan is worried about its navigation rights in the Indian Ocean. Already facing a serious challenge from China in the South China Sea, Japan has been making determined moves to see that...

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