Bangla Sunday, September 27, 2020
P.K. Balachandran

P.K. Balachandran

26 Posts

Demerits of cow slaughter ban: Sri Lanka should look at In...

The Sri Lankan government is expected to take a decision on banning cow slaughter in October after consulting the relevant stakeholders. Though the ba...

We must be mindful not to be a strategic concern to India

Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary, Adm. Prof. Jayanath Colombage, sees Sri Lanka’s geostrategic position in South Asia as both a challenge and an opp...

Strategic importance of Modi’s plan to develop India’s isl...

In his Independence Day address from the Red Fort on Saturday, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that priority will be given to the &l...

Key issues in Sri Lanka’s 5 August parliamentary elections

The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by the Rajapaksas is slated to win the August 5 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections with or without a...

Ethnicity and religion in military recruitment in Sri Lank...

A Malay trooper of the Ceylon Rifle Regiment in 1830 Ethnicity and religion have been defining factors in recruitment to the military in Ceylon/S...

Excess power capacity puts financial burden on Bangladesh

Ruppur Nuclear Power Station, Bangaldesh It wasn’t long ago that Bangladesh was plagued by power shortages. But having developed by leaps a...

Will COVID 19 tilt the balance of power away from the US i...

US carrier Theodore Roosevelt in Guam hit by COVID 19 The devastation caused by COVID-19 in Europe and America, the quick recovery of China from...

More conflict than cooperation in the wake of the virus cr...

The international health emergency created by the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has spurred international cooperation as well as conflict. B...

COVID-19’s impact on the Sri Lankan media is both deep and...

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has shaken Sri Lanka to its very foundations, affecting every institution and every section of it. The media have been...

Lockdowns trigger spike in domestic violence in South Asia

Colombo, April 20: It has been noticed the world over, that the lockdowns forced by the COVID-19 pandemic have triggered domestic violence, which incl...

Exactly a century ago, Sri Lanka went through a horrific p...

Exactly a 100 year ago, Sri Lanka had the experience of going through a horrendous pandemic the Spanish flu or influenza, which claimed nearly 20,000...

Indian Muslim organizations seek legal redress against com...

Given an unsympathetic government, a hostile bureaucracy, a meek opposition and the blatantly biased media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, India&rs...

Muslim bashing in India obscures critical socio-economic i...

Muslim-bashing is back again in full force in India, this time partly due to the indiscretion of the Tablighi Jamaat located in Nizamuddin in Delhi. T...

Coronavirus set to hit South Asian economies hard

While the coronavirus pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis, it is also, and increasingly, an economic threat. According to UNCTAD, th...

Coronavirus threat gives nations a new reason to fight eac...

Trump and Xi still not seeing eye to eye Global and regional developments taking place in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic illustrate French...

Anti-Muslim pogroms may stop but their marginalization wil...

Following the adverse international media coverage the anti-Muslim riots in Delhi got, and the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michele Bachelet&rsqu...

India has been “going to the dogs” for a long time, says K...

Anti Muslim riots in Delhi In an article in The Hindu dated March 6, 2020, the former Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh wrote in an anguis...

India will have to face increasing int’l pressure on CAA,...

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michele Bachelet International pressure over the anti-Muslim Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the pogrom...

Trump and Modi make big gains, but India faces a grim pros...

Through his 36-hour sojourn in India and talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump has made huge economic a...

Trump’s India visit: Populism and nationalism bedevil Indi...

India and the US frequently trumpet goodwill for each other describing each other as “democracies” and as “strategic partners”...

Is Turkey emerging as a new factor in South Asia?

Erdogan giving Imrn Khan a reassuring touch Turkey, which has emerged as a challenger of the United States and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, i...