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…

Maldives Political Status

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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…

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…

AsiaNews l Colombo, Oct 24 (newsin.asia) – A Friendship Forum to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) kicked off in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Wednesday aiming to support the advancement of the BRI in the South Asian region. The two day Forum was organised by the Association for Sri…

AsiaNews l October 18 l Colombo l Realpolitik has made Sri Lanka and India paper over the rift that came about as a result of President Maithripala Sirisena’s  remark hinting that the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) may be  behind an alleged plot to assassinate him. Both President Sirisena and Indian Prime…

AsiaNews l Colombo, Oct 18 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, left the island today on a three day official visit to India. During his visit, PM will hold discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, on a wide range of topics, including housing projects in the north of the island…

USD 1B Loan from China

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AsiaNews l Colombo, Oct 17 l  The much-needed 1 billion US dollar concessionary and long-term loan from the China Development Bank (CDB) is scheduled to be remitted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, the Daily FT newspaper reported. The eight-year facility has been pending for weeks but Daily FT said it could confirm that the funds…

AsiaNews l October 16, 2018  l   Pakistan is to support developing the Center for Gandharan and Buddhist Studies to preserve and foster an important part of the country’s heritage. Pakistan aims to strengthen multi religious links through this association, particularly with a country like Sri Lanka. Pakistan, although an Islamic country, it is a land…

Images showed an eruption visible for miles around, with a cloud of ash climbing in a large vertical column with a mushroom-shaped top. (Photo: AFP) AsiaNews | Tuesday October 2, 2018 | Jakarta: | The state disaster agency warned people to stay at least four kilometres away but said there was no need to evacuate…