Tuesday, 27 October , 2020

Indian Ocean

Can Sri Lanka be ‘neutral’ with an ‘India first’ policy?

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya In several interviews after his recent appointment as Secretary to the Foreign Ministry, Adm. (Retd.) Jayanath Colombage has sought to explain the...

US Rushed B-52 Bombers to Diego Garcia Amid January Iran Tensions

Deployments continued through end of March  Posted on April 6, 2020 US B-52 bombers were quickly deployed to Diego Garcia back in January during mounting tensions...

Sri Lanka cardinal seeks UN probe on China’s Coronavirus

March 15, 2020 The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday alleged that the highly contagious Coronavirus may be man-made and wanted those responsible...

Sri Lanka’s Millennium Challenge Compact and the US ‘Pivot to Asia’

By LasandaKurukulasuriya During the run-up to Sri Lanka’s November presidential election there was widespread agitation against attempts to rush the signing of a compact with...

India’s National Security Threatened by Sri Lanka’s MCC Compact – A...

Reliable intelligence sources indicate that India was blindsided when details of the MCC work plan for Sri Lanka leaked out into the public domain. Until...

La situation au Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: le candidat de la gauche souverainiste, Gotabaya Rajapaksa remporte les élections présidentielles, avec plus de 52% des voix, il devance de très loin le...

Sri Lanka heads for presidential election: Are big powers hedging their...

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Sep. 19, 2019 With just weeks to go for the Nov.16 presidential election, Sri Lanka’s voters are still left guessing as to the...

China, Russia, Iran ‘plan joint naval drill in international waters’

Iranian news outlet quotes military official as saying exercise will be held soon, but Chinese media silent on reported manoeuvres By Zhuang Pinghui 21 Sep, 2019 China, Russia...

The US Is Pressuring Sri Lanka’s “Deep State” To Capitulate And...

by Andrew Korybko 2019-08-28 The US is threatening to use economic means to pressure Sri Lanka’s “deep state” into reversing its decision to appoint Shavendra...

Semiotics Of A Crime: ‘Pivot To Asia’ & A Call To...

By Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake June 14, 2019 “Because the Indian Ocean is sort of the world’s energy interstate and China will have a maritime presence, perhaps even a...