Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Delicate Balancing Act by Patrick Mendis

  0 comments   |     by Patrick Mendis and Dániel Balázs on 20, May 2016

Sri Lanka’s position is indicative of an emerging new Indo-Pacific order, where regional countries seek to remain strategically neutral while selectively engaging with the major powers in order to serve their own interests. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (2nd L) attend the signing ceremony of bilateral cooperation documents

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Will Sri Lanka Overcome its Economic Woes?

  0 comments   |     by Dr Smruti S Pattanaik on 20, April 2016

Will Sri Lanka Overcome its Economic Woes?   It appears that Sri Lanka is in for some tough negotiations with the IMF. It has to address the structural issues, bring in financial reform to expand the tax base, reduce unnecessary expenditure and address the budget deficit. And it must do all these in a difficult political climate. Posted on 04/18/16 By Smruti S Pattanaik

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Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood

  0 comments   |     by By Anonymous The Bhutanese on 19, April 2016

Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood Political turbulence and separatist violence in the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal are impacting the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, notes one Bhutanese analyst. | Via The Bhutanese Bhutan, for quite some time has been affected by the lawlessness, political turbulence and violence in its border regions with the Indian states of Assam and West Beng

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China, Sri Lanka to redefine Colombo Port City project

  0 comments   |     by Atul Aneja on 15, April 2016

Beijing, April 9, 2016 . Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe pointed out that the Port City would become part of turning the Western Province into a mega polis of 8 million people. China and Sri Lanka have decided to redefine the controversial Colombo Port City project by making it an international financial outpost in the Indian Ocean, as part of the 20-year framework

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India threatens Sri Lanka for suspending disbursement of loan

  0 comments   |     by The Nation news on 05, January 2016

India threatens Sri Lanka for suspending disbursement of loan The Nation January 05, 2016, 5:01 pm COLOMBO: India has threatened Sri Lanka to refrain from purchasing JF-Thunder air craft’s from Pakistan, otherwise India will stop extending financial assistance to it. A private TV channel while quoting diplomatic sources said that India has mounted immense pressure on Sri L

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HUMAN RIGHTS SOUTH ASIA

  0 comments   |     by Madhavi Basnet on 04, November 2015

South Asia's Regional Initiative on Human Rights by Madhavi Basnet The South Asian people share many socio-economic and political problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, unequal treatment of women, violence against women, pollution, exploitation of child labor, and religious fundamentalism. Human rights organizations in South Asia have rece

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EDITORIAL

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 03, November 2015

Corruption is a Human Rights Issue International law does not currently regard an act of official corruption as the violation of a human right. But as recent steps by Chinese leaders, political/security shifts in Pakistan, the EuroMaidan in Ukraine, and the Arab Spring all reflect, an international consensus is emerging that corruption is a pervasive and pernicious social problem, stru

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All At Sea

  0 comments   |     by Kristy Siegfried on 17, May 2015

OXFORD: (IRIN) - The plight of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from Myanmar and Bangladesh, left adrift without food and water for nearly a week, has all the hallmarks of a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Yet despit

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