AsiaNews l November 1 l Colombo l Reader Comments l by Tamara Kunanayakam “On the current political crisis in Sri Lanka” Tamara Kunanayakam is an Economist and Expert on International Affairs, Former Ambassador / Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN at Geneva, Former Chairperson / Rapporteur of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the…

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AsiaNews l October 31, 2018 l by Ceylon Independent (ilankanews.com) l Colombo l                                                          1. Speaker *Karu Jayasuriya* asked *President Sirisena* again to *reconvene* the prorogued *Parliament* following a request…

India AsiaNews l November 1,2018 l (Newsin.Asia) l Kerala’s links with both the Tamils and the Sinhalese of Sri Lanka have been obliterated by political expediency, with the Lankan Tamils wanting to link up with Tamil Nadu (where there is sympathy for their cause) and the Sinhalese wanting to reach out to North India and…

AsiaNews l by Stela Dey : November 01, 2018 New Delhi :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled the Statue of Unity, which at 182 meters is the tallest in the world, as a tribute to freedom icon Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary. Air jets flow over the statue, helicopters showered flowers on it with fireworks…

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Significance of October 30, 2018 for Maldivian politics AsiaNews l October 31 l Male l The Supreme Court’s stay on the conviction of former President Mohamed Nasheed and his return to the Maldives; sending President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed to Colombo to escort him back; and the reinstatement of 12 sacked MPs will have far reaching consequences…

AsiaNews l Colombo, November 1 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister, Dr.Sarath Amunugama, on Wednesday met envoys of South Asian countries to get South Asia’s assistance to face mounting pressure from the Western bloc on the on-going political and constitutional crisis in the island nation. Sources said that Dr.Amunugama appealed to South Asian countries to…

                                        AsiaNews welcome the new Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama.  AsiaNews l October 29, 2018 l Colombo l by Claude Gunasekera l Dr.Sarath Amunugama, social anthropologist, historian and administrator, has been appointed Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister…

AsiaNews l October 29, 2018 l Colombo l “We are closely following the changes in the situation in Sri Lanka. The changes in Sri Lanka are internal affairs. We believe the Sri Lankan Government, political parties and people have enough wisdom to deal with the internal situation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.  

AsiaNews l October 27, 2018 l (Newsin.Asia) Colombo l Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to sack Ranil Wickremesinghe from the Premiership on Friday was meant to help his candidate, Mahinda Rajapaksa, get defectors from  Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) and the United National Front (UNF) to be able to form a government. Ensconced in…

AsiaNew lOctober 26, 2018 l South Asia’s multi-religious countries, namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, started off with a noble wish to be ‘secular’ and keep religion out of the business of the State.But it did not take long for all the three South Asian States to regress from secularism and begin to be…