COLOMBO: World powers have sought a bigger stake in Sri Lanka as the cold war between the U.S. and China intensifies. Top officials from the U.S., China and Russia were in Sri Lanka last week for the first set of high-level talks between their respective governments and the government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. China’s State […]Read More
COLOMBO: Two rights bodies today claimed that the new government of Sri Lanka, headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has unleashed a chilling process of repression targeting critics and human rights defenders. The International Truth and Justice Project – Sri Lanka (ITJP) and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) said intimidation and threats to critics […]Read More
COLOMBO: Seeking to allay India’s apprehensions ahead of his first scheduled trip abroad as Sri Lankan President—to New Delhi this week—Gotabaya Rajapaksa has a reassurance to offer. We will work with India as a friendly country and won’t do anything that will harm India’s interests, he told Nitin A. Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief of BharatShakti.in and StratNewsGlobal, […]Read More
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