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P.K. Balachandran

P.K. Balachandran

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Australia seeks intelligence cooperation with Sri Lanka

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne. The Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Australia met on the eve of the 76th Session of the United Natio...

Recent decisions raise doubts about America’s reliability...

Two recent decisions of the United States, one on Afghanistan and the other on the supply of nuclear submarines to Australia, have raised the question...

Sri Lanka builds bridges with the West in course correctio...

Kerawalapit Power Station. Sri Lanka appears to be building bridges with the US and other Western nations, reflecting a growing awareness of two...

Sri Lanka pledges cooperation with UN on ethnic reconcilia...

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris. The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on...

Human rights situation has seen a marked deterioration, sa...

Fabián Salvioli The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Fabián Salv...

Bitter fruits of the War on Terror

Saturday September 11, 2021 marks the 20 th. Anniversary of the Twin Towers attack by the Al-Qaeda which led to the long-drawn out US-led “War o...

History shows only Shariah and customary laws have worked...

Anatol Lieven, Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and a senior fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in Washington DC, re...

Twenty two Lankan Muslim bodies condemn New Zealand knife...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern The beleaguered Muslim community in Sri Lanka, under pressure from the government since the 2019 mu...

Biden says era of major wars has ended

The US President, Joe Biden, said in his speech after the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan on August 31, that the US will continue to fi...

Will US recognize the Taliban regime ?

Anthony Blinken The main question vis-à-vis Afghanistan now is: “Will the US recognize the Taliban government, now that the grueling...

India, Sri Lanka and Maldives to discuss maritime security...

Map of India, Sri Lanka and Maldives It is reliably learnt that second-tier officials of the national security mechanisms of India, Sri Lanka and...

Bangladesh may have a solution for Sri Lanka’s muddled fer...

Bangladesh scientists introduce new flood resistant variety of rice to farmer. Bangladesh, which has made a success of agriculture in the Sou...

Sri Lanka’s muddled fertilizer policy threatens agricultur...

The Sri Lankan government is determined to make farmers immediately switch over to organic farming citing health and environmental reasons as well as...

The shadow pandemic: Lockdown-triggered domestic violence

Lockdown-triggered domestic violence appears to be no less widespread than the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Reports from across the globe suggest that do...

India tightens its grip on the Maldives

Addu City. India is tightening its grip over the Maldives with three recent steps: It is believed to have been the primary force behind the e...

Modi’s Hindutva targets another Muslim-majority area in In...

After dismantling a constitutional provision which had given Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir Statehood with some amount of autonomy, India’s H...

Unravelling controversial Tamil Nadu leader Karunanidhi’s...

In contrast to iconic Tamil Nadu leaders like K. Kamaraj or M.G. Ramachandran (MGR), who were invariably portrayed glowingly, Muthuvel Karunanidhi, le...

Chinese-built Colombo Port City crosses legal hurdle but s...

The Sri Lankan government has said that the Colombo Port City Economic Commission (CPCEC) Bill will be amended entirely on the lines suggested by the...

Islam’s salience in Maldivian society and politics

The three arrests made thus far in the case relating to the bid on the life of the Maldivian Parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed i...

Roots of Maldives’ violent politics

The Maldives, which is an Indian Ocean archipelago, is a tiny country of only 530,000 people. Its politics is dominated by a few elite families, many...

Maldivian police looking for four suspects in attempt on N...

The Maldivian police are looking for four suspects in Thursday’s attempt on the life of parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed....