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Post Rajapakse Era in Sri Lanka: first-hand experience of a passive spectator

I was in Sri Lanka on a private visit during the second week of this month, when low-intensity tremors of the massive political earthquake could still be felt across the various strata of social hierarchy of the contemporary Sri Lanka society.

Post Rajapakse Era in Sri Lanka: first-hand experience of a passive spectator
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China protests against Indian PM Modi’s visit to ‘disputed’ Arunachal Pradesh

Even as preparations are underway in New Delhi for the forthcoming visit of Indian premier Narendra Modi to Beijing in May, trouble has resumed to in the form of a minor border dispute due to a visit of PM Modi to a disputed region on Indo-China border in North east India. Of late, PM Modi seems to be singing some Chinese “tunes” to the amazement and surprise of some Indian communists.

A signboard is seen from the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla, in Arunachal Pradesh, November 11, 2009.
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World Bank pledges support to government’s development drive

The government is looking forward to the assistance of World Bank for the selected development projects carried out by it, President Maithripala Sirisena said when World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region Ms. Anette Dixon called on the President today. Responding immediately to the President’s request, the World Bank Vice President expressed the global lending agency’s readiness to provide financial assistance required by Sri Lanka. She commended new government’s efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and speed up development.

World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Ms Annette Dixon called on President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon (February 20) at the Presidential Secretariat.
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Have we seen the Cricket World Cup winner yet?

We in our earlier forecast, published in Asian Tribune, nominated New Zealand and Australia to be strong contenders for the 2015 World Cup but the way New Zealand trounced England on Friday at Wellington, it undoubtedly proved that it did far better than what Australia could do against England on the 14th at Melbourne.

New Zealand were once again at their dominant best, recording their third win on the trot in the ongoing World Cup © Getty Images
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