PUNE: Like Maldives, the coronavirus is a source of great concern for Sri Lanka but as Shehan Semasinghe, Minister Of State For Banking, Development and Loan Schemes tells Ashwin Ahmad, the country has face worse challenges such as the civil war and its economy has rebounded to normal. Semasinghe also believes that after the elections in April, the country will have a more stable government which will ensure a more stable and organised approach to crises, be it tackling the coronavirus or handling the menace of radical Islamic terrorism. On the question of geo-political tussle between India and China, he asserted that neither India nor China had any need to worry about any developments in Sri Lanka as the island nation would continue to keep out of geo-political issues and remain independent.
Traveller, bibliophile and wordsmith with a yen for international relations. A journalist and budding author of short fiction, life is a daily struggle to uncover the latest breaking story while attempting to be Hemingway in the self-same time. Focussed especially on Europe and West Asia, discussing Brexit, the Iran crisis and all matters related is a passion that endures to this day. Believes firmly that life without the written word is a life best not lived. That’s me, Ashwin Ahmad.