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Building collapses in Sri Lanka, several trapped under rubble

Building collapses in Sri Lanka, several trapped under rubble

BREAKING NEWS - Colombo, May 18 (NIA) - At least 13 people have been injured when a five storyed building which was under construction in capital Colombo collapsed on Thursday, police said. The injured have been rushed to the Kalubowila and Colombo National Hospitals. The building is located in Colombo's populated Wellawatta area, just behind the famous Savoy cinema. Several more...

CPEC envisages Sino-Pak security mechanism with country-wide surveillance

CPEC envisages Sino-Pak security mechanism with country-wide surveillance

By P.K.Balachandran/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, May 16 : A joint security mechanism against terrorism, including a pervasive country-wide surveillance system, is a key feature of the agreement between China and Pakistan on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Dawn reported in an exclusive piece on Monday. The document says that the two countries will “jointly prevent and crack down on terrorist acts that...

India re-orients its policy on the Sri Lankan ethnic question

India re-orients its policy on the Sri Lankan ethnic question

India appears to be in the process of re-shaping and re-orienting its policy on the Sri Lankan ethnic question once again. This was evident during the visit of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to Sri Lanka from May 11 to 12, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com Modi found time for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a group of Sri Lankan...

India’s OBOR “debt” propaganda failed at Beijing summit

India’s OBOR “debt” propaganda failed at Beijing summit

By P.K.Balachandran/www.bdnews24.com After India warned developing countries which joined China’s global One Belt One Road or OBOR project that the scheme would cast an unbearable debt burden on their shoulders, China said India’s propaganda had no takers. Commenting on the Indian statement, the official Chinese newspaper, Global Times, said that even if India joins the OBOR, it will only be...

List of International Conventions a country must sign to qualify for EU’s GSP Plus trade concessions

List of International Conventions a country must sign to qualify for EU’s GSP Plus trade concessions

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Convention on the Rights of the Child Convention on the Prevention...

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