By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 2: Bangladesh was for long known for the ravages of cyclones. Hundreds of thousands would die in cyclones before the era of early warning systems, timely evacuations and specially designed cyclone shelters. But in the past...
N Sathiya Moorthy Bol India Bol - 28 February 2024 Sri Lanka’s Leader of the Opposition and SJB presidential aspirant Sajith Premadasa lashes out in this manner. But in suddenly shrugging  off his slumber of the past months to question how those...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 28: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that Sri Lanka does not want to get involved in great power rivalry in the Indian Ocean Region. He was giving the keynote speech at the Pathfinder Indian...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 25: A six-party coalition government comprising the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and four others, is to be formed in Pakistan following the February 8 elections to the National Assembly. Efforts are on to form the government by March 2.   The six-party alliance has a clear...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 25: QUAD, which is an association of the US, Japan, Australia and India, offers a developmental cum security model for democracies in the Indo-Pacific region, says India’s Foreign Minister S.Jaishankar.   Addressing the inaugural session of the “Quad Think Tank Forum” in New Delhi on February 24, Jaishankar said that QUAD is...
With the single largest political group led by Imran Khan kept out of power, the PML (N)-PPP coalition government’s survival will rest on the army’s backing. By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 24: A coalition government comprising the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and...
Israel is getting away with atrocities as the US is backing out of the Middle East and the Arab States want to keep the Palestinians at bay, Western scholars say. By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 23: There is no doubt that the...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 22: Amidst reports that the controversial Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 03 is about to dock in the Maldivian capital of Male, the Indian Coast Guard, the Sri Lankan navy and the Maldivian National Defence...
He won the Presidency of the Maldivian Democratic Party unopposed Male, February 22: Abdulla Shahid, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has taken over the Presidency of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), the main opposition party in the country. Shahid...
N Sathiya Moorthy  21 February 2024 On the one hand, South Indian states have been complaining about denial of a proportionate portion of the sharable funds from the Centre, which is now based on population. On the other hand, they stand...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 19: Donald Lu, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, has advised South Asian countries to follow India’s leadership in Indian Ocean affairs and has proffered the view that these nations will get...
P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 13: Come February 14, Valentine’s Day, Hindu vigilante groups like the Bajrang Dal in North India and Sri Rama Sene in Karnataka, go about vandalizing shops selling Valentine gifts. The idea is to rid India of “western”...

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