South Asia and Beyond

Sri Lanka: Northern Families Forced To Give Up Children To Foster Care

Due to the severity of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis and the lack of household finances, there has been an increase in the number of children being admitted by their families to children’s homes in the Northern Province. Statistical data provided by the Child Care and Probation Department of the Northern Province has revealed that as […]Read More

Chinese Ship Awaits Permission Around Hambantota Port

Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel Yuan Wang 5, which was scheduled to dock at Hambantota Port on Thursday did not arrive at the port as scheduled. It remains 600 nautical miles away, awaiting necessary approvals, following a request by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to defer the arrival of the ship after […]Read More

Yuan Wang 5 Chinese Tracking Vessel: Foreign Policy Test In The Making

The Ranil Wickremesinghe-Dinesh Gunawardena government faced its first major foreign policy test last week, over the planned visit by a Chinese satellite tracking vessel to Sri Lanka. The Sunday Morning reliably learns that the foreign ministry is in discussion with China, in an attempt to convince it to replenish the State-owned satellite tracking vessel at a […]Read More

Sri Lankan Government Scrambles To Allay India’s China Vessel Fears

Urgent efforts are being made to reassure the Government of India that the docking of China’s Yuan Wang 5 vessel at the Hambantota Port would not impact India’s national security, The Morning has learnt. Former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, referring to statements made by the defence ministry on this matter, said all communication in this regard should have […]Read More