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A hospital and clean water - China on the charm offensive in Sri Lanka

20 Nov 2019

POLONARRUWA, Sri Lanka Amid the lush paddy fields of central Sri Lanka, a large, state-of-the-art hospital rises between the cranes and cement mixers.

Sri Lanka president-elect Rajapaksa a war hero to some, a polarizing figure for others

17 Nov 2019

COLOMBO For Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese Buddhists, president-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa is best-placed to take on the hard challenge of defeating enemies of the state such as those who carried out deadly Easter Sunday attacks early this year.

Sri Lanka strongman Rajapaksa wins presidency by big margin

17 Nov 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former civil wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats following Easter bombings this year. | Video

Sri Lanka presidential race tightens as minorities seek to stop Rajapaksa

15 Nov 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lankans elect a new president on Saturday in a "finely balanced" race between the early favourite, former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and government minister Sajith Premadasa, who has gained momentum in recent weeks.

After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka again

12 Nov 2019

COLOMBO One brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka's president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister's post when that election becomes due early next year.

After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka again

12 Nov 2019

COLOMBO One brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka's president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister's post when that election becomes due early next year.

Asia trade pact doesn't reflect India's interests, decided not to join: PM Modi

04 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that he could not compromise the interests of farmers and workers at home by joining a China-led regional trade pact after it failed to address Delhi's concerns over market access.

India complains to world aviation body after Pakistan's rebuff to Modi

29 Oct 2019

MONTREAL/NEW DELHI The United Nations' aviation agency has asked Pakistan for more information about an overflight request from India, it said on Tuesday, after Islamabad denied permission to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cross its airspace on an overseas tour.

Grenade attack hits Kashmir ahead of visit by EU lawmakers

28 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI A group of EU lawmakers will visit Indian Kashmir on Tuesday, the first foreign delegation since the special status of the region was revoked, Indian officials said, hours before a grenade attack underlined the volatility of the situation.

India to take more steps to boost consumer demand, growth: chief economic adviser

18 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI India plans to take more steps to boost consumer demand including injecting liquidity through banks and simplifying personal taxes, a top government economic adviser said on Friday, in a bid to raise economic growth from six-year lows.

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