With Hambantota under scrutiny, will China tweak its investment model to respond to the fast-changing contours of Sri Lanka’s politics.
The world watched with disbelief when Saudi Arabia and its allies decided to punish Qatar for supporting terrorism in the region. These allegations against Qatar had been the sole preserve of Syria and other countries who suffered the after-effects of the Arab Spring in 2010.
Could Babri Mosque be demolished by agitators or was it brought down by foreign demolition experts.
The country’s resilience in recovering from the recent earthquake is part of a longer tradition that assimilates many colours within its contours.
Smaller nations like Nepal and Sri Lanka are increasingly subjecting the Chinese investment model to greater scrutiny as they realise that it takes away more from them than it offers
Earlier this month, my family doctor sent me a curt message: “Air has become hazardous. Do not go for a walk in the park. Work from home.” I checked out the air quality index of Delhi and it was at 900 with very high particulate matter or PM. The air was murderous and there was no one, climate change deniers included, who was rubbishing these figures.
More attention needs to be paid to the Syrian Grand Mufti’s charges that the Middle East is being destabilised by Western forces
Frida Kahlo attracted the attention of photographers, but what caught her attention was the revolution that promised to change the world, which now gathers dust in a museum down the road
In this interview, former minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, who was sacked recently for criticising the deal, refuses to mince his words and lashes out against the government for mortgaging the future of the next generation with this deal
Sanjay Kapoor Colombo
Sri Lanka’s legendary cricket captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, takes on issues on the front foot as when he questioned the controversial Hambantota port deal, which he feels is loaded in favour of the Chinese
Sanjay Kapoor Colombo
Despite best efforts by SLFP-UNP government to renegotiate port deals and avoid debt trap, Sri Lanka's sovereignty could still be challenged by Chinese enlargement
Sanjay Kapoor Hambantota & Colombo
India wasn’t like this. The corrupt, the crooked and those who were impacted by investigative and adversarial journalism did not outright kill a reporter or an editor if he did not really relent.