India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.
India-Sri Lanka ties have come a long way since the time when Colombo played the China Card.
Prime Minister Modi and four heads of state and government from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives will be among the distinguished foreign guests to join the celebrations.
India had said, earlier this month, that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan in an environment free of terror, hostility, and violence.
Rajapaksa’s office released a voice recording of the remarks he made during the summit with Prime Minister Modi.
The first Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit on September 26 is likely to build on common concerns like security, economy and tourism while accepting that China will continue to play a role in the island state.
India’s security concerns would not stand in the way of Sri Lanka’s economic and commercial relations with China and Pakistan.
The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.
The official results declared showed that the Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) alone had won 145 seats and with its allies it had 150 seats, a two thirds majority in the 225-member parliament.
A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.
PM Modi said the two countries have decided to deepen cooperation to combat terrorism.
Due to arrive in India early next month, Rajapaksa has decided to visit a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places.
President Rajapaksa will embark on his first foreign tour with a visit to India on November 29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s win as Sri Lankan President will not be relished by Tamil Nadu politicians
The latest decision of Rajapaksa to back down came as the Supreme Court ruled that he and his purported cabinet should not exercise the powers of the office they claim until he could prove his legitimacy.
Sri Lanka has been embroiled in a political crisis since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Rajapaksa.
The parliament has approved a no-trust vote against Prime Minister Rajapaksa, speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya announced in the House.
All petitions filed against Sirisena's decision will be heard on December 4, 5 and 6, the apex court ruled.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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