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Opinion  /  Published 03.08.20

The changing isle: Poll-bound Sri Lanka

The campaigning for the Sri Lankan parliamentary elections scheduled on August 5 ended yesterday. Pundits have predicted the outgoing prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to be the frontrunner in the ra...
By Sonia Sarkar in

India  /  Published 06.02.20

India used for-hire UK pilots in Lanka: Book

British mercenary pilots helped Indian troops in their battle against the Liberation Tigers for Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka in the 1980s, a new book has said.The Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) ...
By PTI in London

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.19

What Sri Lanka poll results could mean for India

The ‘terminator’, as it had been predicted, has returned. Gotabaya Rajapaksa — the moniker, terminator, presumably has to do with his role in crushing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — ha...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 08.10.18

Lanka's former minister arrested for LTTE comment

Vijayakala Maheswaran, a former lone woman Tamil minister in the Sri Lankan Cabinet, was arrested on Monday for allegedly making controversial remarks favouring the banned outfit LTTE, police said.Mah...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.19

Terrorism not prerogative of one race or religion

A veteran South Asian diplomat claimed after Pakistan’s 1998 nuclear explosions that a sense of relief had swept through the region. It wasn’t that these countries were anti-Indian, he hastened to...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in


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