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Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa Opposes Land For Chinese Investment

  — COLOMBO Sri Lanka’s former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday criticised a government plan to grant 15,000 acres for Chinese investment in his constituency, saying it will deprive people of agricultural land. Rajapaksa, chided by the West and India for his close relations with China during his…

Pakistan announces cancellation of Saarc Summit

Pakistan announces cancellation of Saarc Summit

Pakistan on Friday formally announced that the 19th Saarc Summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November this year has been cancelled. A statement form the Foreign Office said that “the spirit of the Saarc Charter is violated when a member state casts the shadow of…

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan join India in boycotting Islamabad Saarc Summit

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan join India in boycotting Islamabad Saarc Summit

Following the diplomatic blitzkrieg launched by New Delhi, Pakistan is virtually getting isolated in the region with Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan joining India in boycotting the annual Saarc Summit scheduled to be hosted by Islamabad in November. “Due to increased level of violence and fighting as a result…

Modi ran as a strong leader. He now faces his first big test

Modi ran as a strong leader. He now faces his first big test

NEW DELHI — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in 2014 projecting the image of a…

Muslim leader under fire for supporting female genital mutilation

Muslim leader under fire for supporting female genital mutilation

The leader of the only South Asian Muslim community known to practice female genital mutilation (FGM) came under…

Over 100 South Asian immigrant detainees on hunger strike

Over 100 South Asian immigrant detainees on hunger strike

About 110 detainees, largely from South Asia, at three immigration detention centres in Alabama and California are on…

U.S. lauds Sri Lanka government on post-war Tamil reconciliation

U.S. lauds Sri Lanka government on post-war Tamil reconciliation

The United States has praised Sri Lanka’s new government for speeding up efforts towards reconciliation with ethnic minority…

Atul Keshap Confirmed As Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Maldives

Atul Keshap Confirmed As Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Maldives

Atul Keshap, current deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs at the State Department, was cleared…


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