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P.K. Balachandran

P.K. Balachandran

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India supplies radar spare parts to Sri Lankan Air Force

As part of India’s commitment to maintaining high serviceability of weapons equipment provided by government of India to the Sri Lankan Armed Fo...

The many facets of the Tamil festival Thai Pongal

Tamil women draw coloful designs at the doorstep of their houses with powdered rice. Photo:  Ajith Perera/Xinhua The Thai Pongal, a Tamil ha...

India to play it cool on border issue during talks with Ne...

When the Nepalese Foreign Minister, Pradeep Gyawali, raises the controversial and divisive border issue at the Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting in...

Independence Square: Colombo’s recreational hub is packed...

Independence Square in Colombo is undoubtedly one of the most attractive recreational centers in Sri Lanka’s capital. In the mornings and evenin...

India’s Supreme Court stays contentious farm laws, but set...

The Indian farmer’s agitation at New Delhi, which has been on since November 26, was in a logjam on Tuesday with the farmers refusing to accept...

India gets fresh insights from foreign minister Jaishankar...

Indian foreign miinister S. Jaishankar met a wide range of Sri Lankan leaders during his sojourn in Colombo from January 5 to 7 Indian Foreign Mi...

To counter China, Indian foreign minister seeks greater ec...

With Sri Lanka drifting towards China to get funds for infrastructural development, India is anxious to demonstrate that it also can contribute to Sri...

Lankan govt. signals unwillingness to accept demand for bu...

The Sri Lankan government has signaled its unwillingness to accede to the Muslims’ demand that Muslims who die of COVID-19 should be buried and...

Importance of Indian foreign minister’s visit to Sri Lanka...

The Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar, will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from January 5 to 7 at the invitation of the Sri Lanka...

2020 was a year of multiple challenges for Sri Lanka

It is just a little over a year since Gotabaya Rajapaksa took over as Executive President of Sri Lanka with ambitious plans for his country. A former...

Lankan PM reaches out to beleaguered Muslims with provinci...

Anxious to hold the long-delayed elections to the nine Provincial Councils (PCs) in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has softened the regim...

Lanka again dithers on giving Colombo port’s East Terminal...

Colombo port’s Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) appears to be continually jinxed because of a geo-political compulsion to involve India in its d...

South Asia Collective lambasts Lanka for violating minorit...

Muslim shops burnt in Sri Lanka The South Asia Status of Minorities Report 2020, just released by the Europe-based “South Asia Collective&r...

US officially withdraws $480 million MCC grant to Sri Lank...

On December 15, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) board decided to discontinue the proposed Rs. 89 billion (approximately US$ 480 million) MC...

BJP Juggernaut eyes the South

Amit Shah worshiping at the controversial Bhagyalaxmi temple adjacent to the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ruling t...

Sri Lanka’s criminal justice system cries for attention

Prisoners in Mahara jail climb on to the roof to protest In a recent article in the magazine Himal South Asian Ambika Satkunanathan, a former mem...

Doval and Gotabaya establish rapport to kick-start languis...

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The two-day visit of India’s National S...

Communal and ethnic politics could cripple Indian film ind...

Vijay Sethupathi and Muttiah Muralitharan Before independence and for the first three decades after independence, the Indian film industry was th...

Embattled Sri Lanka reiterates plea for making Indian Ocea...

United States Presence in Indian Ocean Last Wednesday, for the second time in its post-independence history, Sri Lanka made a strong plea to the...

Sri Lanka’s graceless cancellation of Japan-funded rail pr...

The cancellation of the Japanese-funded Light Railway Transport (LRT) project in Colombo by the Sri Lankan government may have been based on rationa...