Tag: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s “One Country, One Law” Explained
Asia

Sri Lanka’s “One Country, One Law” Explained

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapakse has appointed a 14-member “One Country, One Law” task force headed by Bodu Bala Sena leader Gnanasara. In an October gazette, the President declared that as “no citizen should be discriminated against in the eyes of the law” he was establishing a task force “to study the concept of a […]

Sri Lankan President declares an economic emergency to contain soaring inflation
Asia, Featured, World

Sri Lankan President declares an economic emergency to contain soaring inflation

On Tuesday 2nd September, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared an economic emergency to contain soaring inflation. The move came after a spike in food price which was caused by the steep fall in the value of the country’s currency. The emergency came into effect at midnight on Tuesday. The emergency was declared following sharp […]

Three Islamic State (IS) terrorists charged by US for their role in 2019 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 268
Asia, North America, World

Three Islamic State (IS) terrorists charged by US for their role in 2019 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 268

The US Justice Dept has charged three Sri Lankan citizens who were part of “ISIS in Sri Lanka” responsible for the 2019 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka.
Two days after the attacks, ISIS claimed credit for the terrorist acts, attributing the murders to “Islamic State fighters.”
The three charged are Mohamed Naufar, a recruiter and trainer for ISIS; Mohamed Anwar Mohamed Riskan, who helped manufacture bombs; and Ahamed Milhan Hayathu Mohamed, who killed a police officer in the attack
The criminal case filed on December 11 in United States District Court in Los Angeles is the result of a nearly two-year investigation by the FBI, which assisted Sri Lankan authorities

The BRI Quagmire and India
Analysis, Asia, Featured, National

The BRI Quagmire and India

The BRI quagmire challenges both the foreign policy of India and also its resolve to stand on its own despite pressures at home and abroad. The way ahead for India is to shed the romanticism of the past in its foreign policy and adapt a pragmatic and forthright intervention on matters that question its interests.