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100-Crore-Vaccinations: India Wins Global Accolades From WHO, World Leaders

Oct 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.

How India-Lanka Ties Transformed Despite China’s Looming Economic Presence In The Island Nation

Oct 04, 2021 Seema Guha

India-Sri Lanka ties have come a long way since the time when Colombo played the China Card.


PM Modi Amongst Country Heads To Attend 50 Years Of Bangladesh Independence

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.

Pak, India Can Resolve Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue Only: Imran Khan In Sri Lanka

Feb 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

India had said, earlier this month, that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan in an environment free of terror, hostility, and violence.


Rajapaksa Extends A Hand Of Friendship Towards India

Rajapaksa’s office released a voice recording of the remarks he made during the summit with Prime Minister Modi.

25 September, 2020

India-Sri Lanka: Repairing Frayed Ties That Bind

Seema Guha

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.


15 September, 2020

For Sri Lanka, India Is 'Relation', But China And Pakistan Continue To Be Friends

Shastri Ramachandaran

India’s security concerns would not stand in the way of Sri Lanka’s economic and commercial relations with China and Pakistan.


07 August, 2020

India Needs To Cultivate Ties With Rajapaksa Brothers To Puncture Chinese Influence In Sri Lanka

Seema Guha

The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.


07 August, 2020

Mahinda Rajapaksa's SLPP Registers Landslide Victory In Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Polls

PTI

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.


04 August, 2020

Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

Seema Guha

A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.


08 February, 2020

PM Modi Meets Mahinda Rajapaksa; Sri Lankan Tamils, Anti-Terrorism Among Bilateral Issues Discussed

Outlook Web Bureau

PM Modi said the two countries have decided to deepen cooperation to combat terrorism.


31 January, 2020

Indo-Sri Lanka Ties: Mahinda Rajapaksa's February Visit May Try To Find Common Cause Against Radical Islam

Pranay Sharma

Due to arrive in India early next month, Rajapaksa has decided to visit a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places.


21 November, 2019

Sri Lanka's Newly Elected President Gotabhaya's Corruption Charges Dropped, Travel Ban Lifted

PTI

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.


19 November, 2019

Will Rajapaksa's Win In Sri Lanka Heat Up Tamil Nadu Politics Again?

G.C. Shekhar

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s win as Sri Lankan President will not be relished by Tamil Nadu politicians


15 December, 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns As Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

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.


03 December, 2018

Sri Lanka Court Puts Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Action On Hold

Outlook Web Bureau

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.


14 November, 2018

Sri Lankan Parliament Passes No Confidence Vote Against PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Outlook Web Bureau

The parliament has approved a no-trust vote against Prime Minister Rajapaksa, speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya announced in the House.


13 November, 2018

Sri Lanka Supreme Court Overturns Dissolution Of Parliament By President Sirisena

Outlook Web Bureau

All petitions filed against Sirisena's decision will be heard on December 4, 5 and 6, the apex court ruled.


Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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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