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‘ISIS Message To The World—We Can Avenge Christchurch Massacre’

It turned out to be a bloody and tragic Easter Sunday in neighbouring Sri Lanka when numerous explosions carried out by suicide bombers rocked...
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‘With Terrorism Fragmenting, No Visible Link Between An Attack And Its Echo Elsewhere’

It would be easy to classify the suicide attacks in Sri Lanka as a failure of intelligence, except that there was no local or...

Lankan Constitutional Crisis Blows Over But Leaves Trail Of Political Damage

As decreed by the Sri Lankan Supreme Court, Ranil Wickremesinghe may have been re-installed Prime Minister but the recent Constitutional crisis in the island...

Setback For Sri Lankan President As Supreme Court Overturns ‘Sack Parliament’ Order

The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today overturned President Maithripala Sirisena's order last week to dissolve Parliament and call for snap polls on January...

Minorities Should Have No Fear; I Assure Safety For All: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

He is largely credited as the brains behind winning the war against the LTTE a decade ago. Now, former Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya...

With National Security Card, ‘Strongman’ Gotabaya To Run For Lankan Presidency

For some, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is cast in the image of a strongman who destroyed the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka and ensured the...
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We have Chinese Investments But We Have Indian Investments Too: Sri Lankan Envoy

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, Austin Fernando, is not a career diplomat but a retired civil servant who was serving as Secretary...

Hope India Will Enhance Counter-Terror Assistance: Sri Lankan Envoy

From wanting India to scale up its counter-terrorism assistance to the island nation, to assuaging Delhi's concerns over China's presence in his country, Sri...

Sri Lankan Monk’s Hunger Strike Which Triggers Muslim Ministers’ Resignations, Now Calls For Dialogue

Controversial Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Athuraliye Rathana Thero, whose indefinite hunger-strike seeking the resignation of three Sri Lankan Muslim leaders from the government triggered...

Sirisena: Bimstec And Saarc Are Important, Both Need Strengthening

The Saarc (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) process may be in a comatose state but Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has said that...

Post Maldives, PM Expected To Visit Sri Lanka To Express India’s Support In Its War Against Terror

In a gesture that can send multiple messages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to make a brief stopover at Colombo on June 8...

The Easter Sunday Attacks And A Deep Religious Divide In Its Wake

In the aftermath of the attack on Sri Lankan churches, the clock appears to have gone back 30 years to the time of the...

A Breakthough for This Year: New Holiday Birds-Eye View Debuting in Sweeden

Exactly a decade ago, the Sri Lankan military, backed by a clear political directive by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, decimated the Tamil Tigers and ended...
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Sri Lanka Attacks: Are We Seeing The Rise Of The Affluent Jihadi?

The suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, followed by the release of a video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, raises questions of whether we are...

Post-Easter Bombings, Rajapaksas To Make National Security Main Poll Plank

Presidential elections in Sri Lanka may be due by the year-end but the main Opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa seems to have...
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‘Sri Lankan Political Establishment Failed To Anticipate Dangers Of Violent Extremism’

As India’s close neighbour Sri Lanka grapples with the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror strikes, Strategic News International Deputy Editor Parul Chandra spoke...