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Modi Reopens Settled Dispute with Sri Lanka to Woo Tamil Voters

Modi Reopens Settled Dispute with Sri Lanka to Woo Tamil Voters

By Rathindra Kuruwita
India and Sri Lanka signed an agreement in 1974 recognizing Sri Lankan sovereignty over the tiny island of Katchatheevu.

How the Katchatheevu Island Controversy Impacts India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ Diplomacy 

How the Katchatheevu Island Controversy Impacts India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ Diplomacy 

By Rushali Saha
Modi’s decision to revisit a sovereignty dispute resolved in the 1970s risks tearing a rift in ties with Sri Lanka.
Months After Banning Research Vessels, Sri Lanka Permits German Vessel’s Docking

Months After Banning Research Vessels, Sri Lanka Permits German Vessel’s Docking

By Rathindra Kuruwita
It underscores yet again the inconsistent and ad hoc foreign policy under President Ranil Wickremesinghe's leadership.

S. D. Muni on India and its Neighborhood

S. D. Muni on India and its Neighborhood

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Sections of the Indian establishment have supported the restoration of the monarchy in Nepal because Indian diplomacy is finding it increasingly difficult to deal with a turbulent democracy.”

The India Factor in Sri Lanka’s Renewable Energy Sector

The India Factor in Sri Lanka’s Renewable Energy Sector

By Rathindra Kuruwita
A recent India-Sri Lanka agreement for constructing renewable energy systems in three islands off the Jaffna coast reaffirms India’s domination of the sector.

In Sri Lanka, the Political Opposition Remains as Fragmented as Ever

In Sri Lanka, the Political Opposition Remains as Fragmented as Ever

By Uditha Devapriya and Rumeth Jayasinghe
As Sri Lanka prepares for presidential and general elections, where do the various parties stand?

Are Sri Lanka’s Anti-Drug Crime Operations Working?

Are Sri Lanka’s Anti-Drug Crime Operations Working?

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The Yukthiya operation appears to be a last-ditch effort by the present Sri Lankan government to salvage public support ahead of the pivotal 2024 presidential election.
What a Tamil Language School in Sri Lanka Tells Us About the Reconciliation Process

What a Tamil Language School in Sri Lanka Tells Us About the Reconciliation Process

By Niru Perera
Language is a critical part of the country's moves toward post-war reconciliation, especially when it comes to grassroots efforts.

Sri Lankan Leftist Coalition’s India Visit Raises its Profile

Sri Lankan Leftist Coalition’s India Visit Raises its Profile

By Rathindra Kuruwita
A delegation of the National People’s Power, which has emerged as a major political force following the 2022 mass protests, met top officials of India’s diplomatic and security establishment.

Debt-stricken Sri Lanka Signs a Free Trade Pact With Thailand

Debt-stricken Sri Lanka Signs a Free Trade Pact With Thailand

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
The two countries have agreed to promote investment in areas such as fisheries, food processing, tourism, and green energy.

Indian and Seychelles Forces Separately Rescue 2 Fishing Boats Hijacked by Somali Pirates

Indian and Seychelles Forces Separately Rescue 2 Fishing Boats Hijacked by Somali Pirates

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
Six Sri Lankan and 23 Iranian fishermen were rescued in the two operations.
Sri Lanka Kneecaps Its Marine Research

Sri Lanka Kneecaps Its Marine Research

By Rathindra Kuruwita
With its decision to enforce a one-year ban on foreign maritime research vessels, Colombo has antagonized China and undermined its own capacity to explore its maritime resources.

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