Sri Lanka never focused on wealth creation, but only on the wealth distribution, by taking endless loans from international players and organisations. There are some pro LTTE Tamil elements who are hijacking protests which might lead to the return of extremism and the reign of terror. India must develop a bilateral security pact with Sri […]
Sri Lanka’s $81 billion economy struggled to manage its external debt, which had grown in part due to loans from China to fund ambitious infrastructure projects. Family control in government is not liked by the opposition and the people. They blame their dynasty for the crisis and mismanagement. From 2020 onwards with the arrival of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.