With the Colombo Commercial High Court issuing an order for the immediate suspension of it’s injunction against an aircraft belonging to Russia’s Aeroflot Airlines, the aircraft took off for Moscow with 191 passengers on Monday after a four-day detention...
The alliance led by DMK along with 12 other parties including Congress, CPI, CPIM, Vaiko’s MDMK, two major Muslim parties AlUML and MMK, and 6 other minor parties won the recent Assembly election in Tamil Nadu. Despite the presence of...
After a period of extreme tension and violence, law and order was restored in Sri Lanka on Friday. Calm prevailed as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn-in as Acting President and preparations to hold a Presidential election on July...
  The US-China standoff over House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s provocative visit to Taiwan can be compared with the conflict between the US and Russia over Ukraine. There are similarities as well as differences between the two episodes. Both conflicts...
N Sathiya Moorthy  20 December 2023 Maybe, the need for secrecy may have tied the government's hand from sharing details in Parliament. Still, it should consider the need of sharing the utmost within any consultative committee, so that relative secrecy is...
  On the face of it, China appears to be shedding its aloofness and trying to create the impression that it is also helping Sri Lanka overcome the current grave economic crisis. It says that it has pumped in US$...
Colombo, April 9: Among issues on which China is unsparingly criticized in the Western world is the way it treats its minorities. No doubt, China has problems with its minorities, like other countries. And again, like other political systems,...
Saturday September 11, 2011 marks the 20 th.Anniversary of the Twin Towers attack by the Al-Qaeda which led to the long-drawn out US-led “War on Terror”. The 8 trillion-dollar war was launched ostensibly to put an end to the...
  Search for true multilateralism, and issues in climate change and COVID management, have brought India, China and Russia together. The three countries have reached a consensus on these issues, signaling the emergence of a new grouping outside the US...
Forced marriages are generally associated with South Asian and Middle Eastern societies and also among immigrants in Europe and North America from these countries. But there is empirical evidence of forced marriages and child marriages occurring among Whites too....
Colombo, August 20: As usual, the resolution on Sri Lanka at the September session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is expected to list the many shortcomings in the island nation’s approach to the question of human rights...
The Chinese company has escalated the conflict by sending a legal notice to the Lankan official at the National Plant Quarantine Services (NPQS), Additional Director W.A.R.T. Wickramaarachchi, who had issued the test reports. The Letter of Demand seeking US$...

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