Monday, October 18, 2021


Opposition Tamil leaders boycott Lankan President’s visit to Jaffna

Colombo, October 14: Leaders of the opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA), including the leader of the official parliamentary Opposition, R.Sampanthan,  boycotted Sri Lankan President Mithripala Sirisena’s visit to the Tamil-speaking Northern town of Jaffna on Saturday. They were protesting against the continued detention of 168 Tamil “political prisoners” who had been taken into custody during the war against the Liberation...

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Entire responsibility for Rohingyas’ upkeep thrust on Bangladesh’s slender shoulders

Unhelpful and hostile neighbors have thrust the enormous burden of looking after 400,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on the slender shoulders of Bangladesh when the latter is just beginning to make progress on the economic front. After telling Bangladesh that it is fully with it on the Rohingya issue (to assuage anger in that country over India’s statement that the...

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Patients from smaller Chinese cities flock to Indian hospitals for better treatment

Beijing, September 5 (Global Times): Patients from third-and fourth-tier cities of China seek medical treatment in India because that country provides high-quality services in its private hospitals. Hua Li (pseudonym) looked out of the window at the airport, her eyes full of hope. It was the 40-year-old's first trip abroad, and her destination was an unlikely one for a Chinese...

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Lankan President pledges help to make Indian Ocean a peaceful hub of commerce and development

Colombo, September 2 (Daily News/ Closing the second annual Indian Ocean conference Friday evening, President Maithripala Sirisena said Sri Lanka would work to promote peace and prosperity in the region. “We appreciate peace between our countries, we appreciate peace between every ethnic group,” he said in a speech at Temple Trees. Sirisena reminded the audience that as early as 1960,...

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What makes the UNP-SLFP coalition tick ?

Colombo, July 18: The United National Party (UNP)-Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) coalition which came into being in 2015 with the laudable objective of giving “Good Governance” in place of the corruption-ridden and arbitrary nine-year rule of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is struggling to survive in the third year of its five year term,  writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. The coalition’s...

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Pakistan is considering granting visa to mother of alleged Indian spy Jadhav

Islamabad, July 13 (ANI): The Pakistan foreign ministry has indicated that they are considering visa request for convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother Avantika Jadhav, media reports said on Thursday. The announcement on the visa request came from the Pakistan foreign office, according to ANI. During the weekly Foreign Office briefing, its Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that asking for recommendations from...

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Pakistani cancer patient becomes a victim of India-Pakistan spat

New Delhi, July 10 ( Faiza Tanveer, a Pakistani cancer patient suffering from a dangerous condition and desperate to get treated in an Indian hospital, has become a victim of the on-going India-Pakistan conflict. India on Monday tried to corner Pakistan on the question of issuing a medical visa for a Pakistani cancer patient by Faiza  by indirectly linking to...

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