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P.K. Balachandran

P.K. Balachandran

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The Tamils’ dalliance with Buddhism and how it ended

Colombo: Both the Sinhalese and the Tamils were into Buddhism in ancient times. But while the religion survived and went from strength to strength amo...

Human Rights Watch slams BJP governments for gross violati...

Arrest of Disha Ravi Colombo: The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) government in India for gross violations...

China enters Colombo Port East Terminal project by the bac...

Colombo Port East Container Terminal Colombo: The construction of Colombo port’s East Container Terminal was to be given to India by an MOU...

China to revise Lankan loans repayment schedules

A rendering of the Colombo Port City project in Sri Lanka, which is financed by the China Communications Construction Company. Photo: Handout Col...

China to go beyond infrastructure building to industrializ...

Hambantota port. Colombo: During his visit to Sri Lanka on January 8 and 9, the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, had clearly indicated that Chi...

China proposes “Forum on Indian Ocean Islands’ Development...

Colombo: China proposes to hold a forum on the development of the islands in the Indian Ocean. The proposal was mentioned by the Chinese Foreign Minis...

China to give 30-day free visas to Maldivians

Wang Yi being received in Maldives. Colombo: China will be giving Maldivians 30-day free visas as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic loses its vir...

Study shows Hindutva groups targeting Christians in East S...

The Sri Lanka bombings killed more than 250 people on Easter Sunday Colombo: A study has revealed that emerging Hindutva groups in the Easter...

The geopolitics of Wang Yi’s swing through Indian Ocean Re...

Colombo: The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, begins his swing through Eritrea, Kenya, the Comoros, Maldives and Sri Lanka, all in the Indian Ocean...

Lanka to regain the majority of oil tanks given to India i...

Colombo: Sri Lanka appears poised to regain control over a majority of the 99 oil tanks in the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm which were given to India by...

With its economy in dire straits, Sri Lanka has high expec...

Colombo: The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Sri Lanka, which is to take place around January 8 and 9, will be happening when the is...

Lower House of Karnataka Assembly passes bill to curb conv...

Against vociferous protests from the opposition Congress Party and the Janata Dal (Secular), the Lower House of the Karnataka State Assembly on Thursd...

China’s new found love for Lankan Tamil fishermen should w...

Ambassador Qi Jhanhong with Douglas Devananda examining sea cucumber. Colombo: China is assiduously cultivating North Sri Lankan Tamil fisher...

1971 war: Getting Soviet help was a challenging task

Alexie Kosygin, Leonid Brezhnev, Indira Gandhi, Swaran Singh and T.N. Kaul. Colombo: It is a truism that India could not have won the 1971 wa...

International rights body poised to downgrade Lankan Human...

Colombo: At its virtual session in October, the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GAN...

India’s lurch towards its erstwhile comfort zone – Non Ali...

Colombo: Throughout the Cold War (1947 to 1991), India was neutral between the power blocs. It was one of the pillars of the Non-Alignment Movement (N...

Dollar-starved Sri Lanka seeks salvation through cannabis...

Colombo: Dollar-starved Sri Lanka is poised to shed an entrenched inhibition about allowing the cultivation of cannabis (marijuana) for the export of...

Pakistan showcases its rich Buddhist past

Colombo: The remnants of the Gandhara Buddhist civilization in Pakistan are a sight to behold, not just for Buddhist pilgrims but also for art lovers....

Search for true multilateralism brings India, China and Ru...

Colombo: Search for true multilateralism, issues in climate change and COVID management, have brought India, China and Russia together. The three coun...

The politics of Biden’s democracy Summit

Colombo: The “Democracy Summit” that US President Joe Biden is organizing on December 9 and 10 (in the virtual mode), is ostensibly meant...

Will New Delhi provide succor to struggling Sri Lanka?

Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa. Colombo: Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa is planning to visit New Delhi at the earli...