India-Sri lanka Relations: Sirisena's visit

The return of ‘Big Brother

Modi did not have trump cards to play with Mahinda, other than offering him some carrots to dance to the Indian melody. The only trump card available to New Delhi to pressurize Colombo appeared lost due to the weak foreign policy of the previous congress government. 

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Refugee, IDPs, Power Project on Sirisena Agenda for Talks

When Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena holds talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit to India,  repatriation of Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu;  resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Lanka; and kick starting the long-delayed Indo-Lankan power project at Sampur in the Eastern Province will be on top of the agenda.

Can President Sirisena revive India-Sri Lanka trade relations?

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to visit India next week. This will be his first foreign visit as President, and he is expected to arrive in New Delhi on 16 February. During the visit by Sri Lanka’s new President Sirisena, India must ensure that it enjoys the most favoured treatment, by keeping the Chinese dragon, preferred by former President Rajapakse, at bay!    

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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