The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the telephone on Wednesday, to categorically reject reports in sections of the media about him alluding to India’s involvement in any manner in an alleged plot to assassinate him and the former Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Lankan President denies he said Indian intelligence service is involved in alleged plot to assassinate him
Denying reports that he had told the Sri Lankan cabinet about RAW’s hand in the alleged plot to assassinate it him, President Maithripala Sirisena said in a press release that some vested interests had resorted to “such venomous manipulations” which are detrimental to the existing good relations between Sri Lanka and India.
Colombo, Oct 17 (newsin.asia) – Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen, on Wednesday, in a second farewell speech to the nation, called upon all Maldivians to maintain peace and prosperity within the nation and urged the country’s new leadership to put the interests of the country above their own. Days after filing a legal challenge in the island’s […]
Colombo, Oct 17 – The much-needed 1 billion US dollar concessionary and long-term loan from the China Development Bank (CDB) is scheduled to be remitted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, the Daily FT newspaper reported. The eight-year facility has been pending for weeks but Daily FT said it could confirm that the funds would arrive […]
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena shocked his cabinet Tuesday by accusing neighboring India of plotting to assassinate him on the eve of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to New Delhi, a ministerial source told the Colombo-based website Economynext.
For the past decade or so, Pakistan has been bending over backwards to portray itself, not just as an Islamic country, but as a land with a Buddhist past – a past which it is keen on preserving and propagating. The Center for Gandharan and Buddhist Studies is part of the effort to preserve and foster an important part of the country’s heritage which could help build bridges with Buddhist countries like Sri Lanka. Islamabad feels the need for Colombo’s cooperation in helping the Center realize its full potential.
The decision by the five judge bench was a major blow to President Yameen’s hopes of annulling the election as the three witnesses were key to prove his claims of vote rigging and electoral fraud.The Supreme Court has now ended the hearings on the challenge and a verdict is expected next.
Meera Srinivasan, The Hindu’s correspondent in Sri Lanka and Ananth Krishnan, Visiting Fellow at Brookings India who was formerly The Hindu’s correspondent in China, go beyond accusations of sexual exploitation in India’s newsrooms to suggest ways to clean up the place which is still in the grip of patriarchy and is a happy hunting ground for sexual predators.
Indian Minister M.J.Akbar files defamation case against journalist who accused him of sexual harassment
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, M.J. Akbar on Monday filed a criminal defamation case in Delhi’s Patiala House court against journalist Priya Ramani who, along with over 10 other women, had accused him of sexual harassment. Ramani has said that truth is on her side and that she will not give in to intimidation.
China says IMF’s evaluation of Pakistan’s financial condition is OK if it won’t derail Sino-Pak ties
China has said that it supports the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in carrying out an objective and professional evaluation of Pakistan’s financial situation, adding that the relevant measures should not affect normal bilateral cooperation between China and Pakistan.