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India abstains, UNHRC votes against Lanka's rights record

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday adopted a strong resolution against Sri Lanka's rights record, in a setback to Colombo, which described the move as "unwarranted and unjustified"......

US vision of Lanka very different from 'predator' China: Pompeo

America's vision on Sri Lanka is "very different" from that of "predator" China, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Colombo on Tuesday as he met the leadership in Colombo and......

Rajapaksa & Bros are back with a bang!

President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Rajapaksa will transform Sri Lanka's political landscape after Thursday's electoral triumph, predicts N Sathiya Moorthy, veteran Colombo watcher. IMAGE:......

'India cannot take Gotabaya for granted'

'We should expect a cold-blooded, transactional relation that requires a lot of engagement and mutual trust to sustain.' IMAGE: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Narendra......

Can India trust Gota and the Rajapaksas?

New Delhi is approaching Gota with an open mind, observes N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi greets Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Hyderabad House in New......

Trouble brewing for India's GIFT City

At the end of October, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the deeds for the transfer of 116 hectares in Colombo Port City to China Harbour Engineering Company on a 99-year lease......

Modi brings Colombo closer to Varanasi, announces direct flights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India's flag carrier Air India would begin direct flights between Colombo and the holy city of Varanasi from August. Modi, who is on a two-day......

Sri Lanka to cancel Indian coal plant deal; proposes LNG instead

Area residents and environmental groups have resisted the coal power plant ever since it was originally proposed in 2006 due to worries about land clearance and pollution Sri Lanka will cancel......

Former Lanka opener Dilshan takes up politics

Joins Rajapaksa's newly-formed Sri Lanka People's Party Former Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan on Wednesday joined the party of Mahinda Rajapaksa, on a day when the premier's......

Cricket Buzz: England told to stay vigilant amid Lanka political crisis

IMAGE: England's players celebrate. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images England will continue their tour of Sri Lanka as planned but the cricketers have been asked to be careful amid the......

Here's why Ranatunga doesn't watch Sri Lanka play anymore

Sri Lanka's former World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga says the administration of the game in the country is ‘disgusting’ and he has stopped following the national team for this......
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