Welcome to the crisis which is not yet a catastrophe, to the pandemic which is not yet a plague, to the real which is not yet a desert. We are captive in a contest between clarity and confusion. The crisis strips the emperor of his clothes and reveals with sudden clarity the way the world … Continue reading “April Theses with 2020 Vision”
Pakistani Muslims clashed with police trying to enforce new curbs on gatherings to prevent Friday prayers and contain coronavirus infections, officials said. TV footage showed dozens of people chasing two police vehicles and pelting them with stones as an officer fired in the air to disperse the crowd. The astonishing video outside a Karachi mosque comes as … Continue reading “Pakistani Mosque-Goers Clash With Police, Chase Down the Fuzz Enforcing Mind Virus Crackdown (VIDEO)”
A year after the Easter attacks, what have we learned about extremism in Sri Lanka?
Par Barbara Crossette − 2005 −Source World Policy Journal De toutes les morts politiques violentes du XXème siècle, aucune de celles qui concernaient les États-Unis ne fut entourée d’autant de zones d’ombres que le mystérieux crash aérien qui tua le président pakistanais Mohammed Zia ul-Haq en 1988. Cette tragédie coûta également la vie à un … Continue reading “Qui a tué Zia ?”
Mar 24, 2020 SINGAPORE, March 24, 2020 — The 2020 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was announced in a virtual event streamed throughout the region on Tuesday 24th March. The 2020 list includes seven new entries, with Japan the best-represented nation boasting 12 restaurants. William Drew, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, … Continue reading “Odette in Singapore Secures No.1 Spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for Second Consecutive Year”
On August 5, the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi moved to fully integrate Jammu and Kashmir into India, ending 70 years of the Muslim-majority region’s semiautonomous rule previously guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. To preempt an inevitable backlash, the Indian government deployed thousands of additional troops to what is already the most militarized zone in the … Continue reading “India Lobbies to Stifle Criticism, Control Messaging in U.S. Congress Amid Rising Anti-Muslim Violence”
Michael Klare’s new book, All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change, is an uncritical paean to the American military. He credits the Pentagon with taking climate science seriously. But he does not question, bring contradictory evidence, or analyze the military’s self-appointed role as global manager of climate-related human disorder. Klare’s work is … Continue reading “Climate Victims Violent? Klare’s Paean to the American Military”
In the history of women’s cricket, never has a stadium sold a record-shattering 75,000 tickets! Call it a miracle or a sign, the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup has proved that cricket is no longer a male-dominated sport. The upcoming finals will be played between India and four-time champions Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The … Continue reading “Battling Poverty to Disguising as a Boy: India’s Women Cricketers are Truly Amazing”
Quatre mois après leur retour au pouvoir, le président Gotabaya Rajapaksa et son frère Mahinda, Premier ministre, ont convoqué des législatives anticipées afin de surfer sur leur popularité pour retoucher la Constitution.
The IMF’s actions has a direct impact on the fate of hundreds of thousands of women like Hiruni in Sri Lanka. For years, the IMF has been pushing for an end to customs barriers protecting local producers, whether … The post IMF “Economic Medicine” Imposed on Sri-Lanka: Inhuman at the Micro and Macro Levels appeared … Continue reading “IMF “Economic Medicine” Imposed on Sri-Lanka: Inhuman at the Micro and Macro Levels”
Le 22 mars 1945 au Caire, un ensemble de pays signent la création de la Ligue des États arabes. Si leur intention est à la fois d’affermir des relations politiques, de défendre des intérêts économiques et de travailler sur les conflits au sein de leurs territoires, elle officialise aussi les liens culturels et religieux entre ses États … Continue reading “Monde arabe et monde musulman, quelle différence ?”
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released a notification dated 21 February 2020, inviting applications to fill more than 1300+ vacancies for various posts like clerk, Sub-Inspector, Lab Assistant, Store Keeper, Dietician etc. Important dates Submission of online applications: 21 February 2020 to 20 March 2020 Last date for receipt of application: 20 March 2020 … Continue reading “SSC Selection Notification Released: Sub-Inspector to Lab Technician, How To Apply”
The United States has aided polarized democracies in countries from Kenya to Sri Lanka. It’s time to apply those lessons at home.
By Basil Fernando This article is about the manner in which unscrupulous lawyers could manipulate delays in the law to their personal advantage. This type of behavior is now a permanent feature in Sri Lanka’s legal system. Analysis of the methods …
HONG KONG, Feb 24, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Hong Kong listed VPower Group International Holdings Limited (VPower Group), a leading DPG station owner and operator in Asia, announced today (24 February) that the Group has entered …
Sri Lanka has decided to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on War Crimes, co-sponsored by the previous government in 2015 and 2019. The decision to withdraw from the world body’s resolution appears to be fallout over the US decision to bar Sri Lankan Army Chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva over … Continue reading “Sri Lanka to Withdraw from UN Resolution on War Crimes over Ban on Army Chief by US: PM Rajapaksa”
Mettre fin à la torture et à la négligence médicale de Julian Assange (The Lancet) Doctors for Assange : Le 22 novembre 2019, nous, un groupe de plus de 60 médecins, avons écrit au ministre de l’intérieur britannique pour lui faire part de nos graves inquiétudes concernant la santé physique et mentale de Julian Assange. … Continue reading “Mettre fin à la complicité des médecins qui permettent la torture de Julian Assange”
Sri Lanka’s army chief was banned amid accusations of human rights abuse during the country’s civil war.
On 12 February 2020, an official notification was issued by UPSC for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) preliminary examination 2020. If you are keen on applying for this stream, here is what you ought to do. This year, the commission is going to recruit for a total of 90, a number which is liable to alteration. … Continue reading “UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam: Imp Dates, Eligibility, Application Form & More”
While the trip offered a chance to build on cooperation, it also reinforced existing differences between the two countries.
Since the Sri Lankan government favours pollution-free energy and aims at gradually replacing coal and oil with gas and alternative energy sources, the use of nuclear energy is possible only in a long-term perspective, while relevant effort is already made, the ambassador said. “The NPP would the final result of the intergovernmental cooperation on the … Continue reading “Russia Could Build Nuclear Power Plant in Sri Lanka – Ambassador”
Chengdu, China I was not planning to end up in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak here in the People’s Republic of China for my long winter break. I had been planning on increasing my one-on-one language classes to five times a week for a few weeks, then jetting off to the beaches of Da … Continue reading “Between the Quarantine and Quakes: Coronavirus Life in China”
Sri Lanka’s historical narrative has been defined by geopolitical rivalry, external aggression and internal resistance to that aggression. The early historical era experienced successive waves of invasion from South Indian kingdoms. These were followed by European conquest and consecutive rule … The post Neocolonialism and Geopolitical Rivalry in Sri Lanka appeared first on Global Research.
En visite au Sri Lanka et en Inde, le ministre Serguei Lavrov n’a pas hésité à mettre les pieds dans le plat devant un parterre de diplomates venus notamment des […]
On 31 May 2020, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the IAS examination. With lakhs of candidates appearing for this examination year after year, in this article, we bring to you all the information that you need about it. Who can apply? Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree; For the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) … Continue reading “UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020: How to Apply, Important Dates & More”
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to President Gotabhaya Rajapakse during a one-day trip to Sri Lanka last Wednesday. The letter, according to the … The post US Official Delivers Trump’s Threatening Message to Sri Lankan President appeared first … Continue reading “US Official Delivers Trump’s Threatening Message to Sri Lankan President”
En refusant la nationalité aux réfugiés musulmans de trois pays frontaliers, le premier ministre vise en réalité les musulmans indiens, dont il veut faire des apatrides. Face à une telle onde de choc, ceux-ci se mobilisent avec une ampleur inédite contre les excès du nationalisme hindou. Les musulmans ne comptent peut-être que pour 14 % de … Continue reading “Inde. Pourquoi le plan de Modi contre les musulmans ne passe pas”
Le refus de Khalifa Haftar de signer un accord formel de trêve avec le GNA confirme le poids des ingérences étrangères en Libye. L’ancien ambassadeur britannique en Libye, Peter Millet, estime que «Haftar ainsi que ses soutiens pensent toujours qu’il est en mesure de gagner militairement». Le maréchal Khalifa Haftar, le commandant en chef de … Continue reading “Maghreb : Crise libyenne, le poids des ingérences”
“Because we live close to the forest, defecating in the open can be very dangerous for us. There have been so many instances where someone’s been attacked by wild boars or cheetahs when they go out to defecate,” says 50-year-old Mahalingam, a farmer living in Ooty’s Nanjanadu village area. A majority of the people in … Continue reading “Here’s How This NGO Helped Build 10 Lakh Toilets, Produce 543.5 Tonnes of Compost”
London, Jan. 8, 2020 (AltAfrica)-DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH is now providing funds from the AfricaConnect program to help set up a chocolate production facility in Ghana. AfricaConnect is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The EUR 2 million loan is earmarked for the Munich-based start-up firm fairafric GmbH. DEG, … Continue reading “DEG, AfricaConnect to set up organic chocolate company in Ghana”
[Colombo, 7th January 2020] Building on the milestone achieved, of reaching 10,000 partner properties, STAAH, one of the world’s leading hospitality technology solutions provider, along with Negete, the authorised reseller of STAAH in Sri Lanka, hosted …
Sinhala nationalists say minority politicians hold the governments ransom to promote their racial agendas, undermining the status of the Sinhalese.
A look back at the biggest political and economic shifts in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Depuis deux semaines, l’Inde se soulève contre une loi islamophobe votée par le Parlement indien, sous contrôle du parti gouvernemental nationaliste hindouiste. La répression, particulièrement violente, a fait 27 morts. Crédit photo : Adnan Abidi, Reuters Cet article a été en partie traduit et adapté depuis Left Voice, le « site frère » d’information de … Continue reading “Inde. Deux semaines de manifestations contre une loi islamophobe, près de 30 morts”
Dec 27, 2019 Picture: Two new low-cost carriers will enter the Thai market n 2020, further fueling the growth of low-cost carriers in the region and presenting another challenge to ailing national carrier Thai Airways. The new budget airlines, Thai Summer Airways and Thai Eastar Jet, both have received their air operating licenses from the … Continue reading “Two New Discount Airlines Enter Thai Market”
Sri Lankan Police Criminal Investigations Department has revealed the former media secretary of Sri Lankan…
On le sait depuis 2015 : des soldats de l’ONU ont violé des femmes et de très jeunes filles en Haïti alors qu’ils étaient envoyés dans ce pays pauvre, instable et en proie à des catastrophes naturelles, en tant que Casques bleus pour une mission de stabilisation, baptisée Minustah. D’autres ont tarifé ces relations sexuelles … Continue reading “Haïti : après avoir violé les mères, des Casques bleus auraient abandonné «des centaines d’enfants»”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) with newly-elected Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (L), New Delhi, 29 Nov. 2019 Since the setback in Nepal three years ago when the Indian diktat on the contents of a new constitution for that country was brusquely dismissed by that country’s communist leadership, Modi government faces a similar rebuff from … Continue reading “Rajapaksa’s ‘nyet’ on Mattala is a bitter pill to swallow”
The agreement, nevertheless, remained under intense scrutiny as opposition parties have been accusing the Wickremesinghe government of compromising the country’s sovereignty. The new Gotabaya Rajapaksa government on Thursday ordered a review of the ambitious project through which America had planned to counter Chinese investment in the island nation. Sri Lankan minister Bandula Gunawardene, while briefing … Continue reading “Turning Back to China: Sri Lanka Halts American Million Dollar Projects”
Ranil Senanayake at the Belipola Arboretum. Photo by Quincy Saul, September 2019 Ranil Senanayake is the originator of the science and art of Analog Forestry, and founder of the Belipola Arboretum and the International Analog Forestry Network. He is respected as the foremost systems ecologist in Sri Lanka, and has lectured and worked throughout Asia, … Continue reading “The Threat to Life as We Know It: The View from Sri Lanka”
The two-day symposium held in Sri Lanka, , it is aiming to showcase NBRO’s innovations…
Dec 16, 2019 HONG KONG –( ASIA TODAY )– Automechanika Shanghai 2019 ended its 15th edition on a high note by experiencing even more industry participation, with a wider scope of players, than ever before. The record-breaking show leveraged its own unique concept of an automotive ecosystem. It captured the latest automotive advancements, expanded its … Continue reading “With record-breaking figures Automechanika Shanghai celebrates more than just its 15th edition milestone”
Religious nationalism influenced Sri Lanka’s election results — and that influence is not going away anytime soon.
Pour la première fois en Inde, la citoyenneté sera accordée sur des critères religieux et exclura une minorité : les musulmans. Dans la nuit du 9 décembre, après un débat animé qui a duré sept heures, les députés de la chambre basse (Lok Sabha) ont adopté – avec 311 voix favorables et 80 contre – le controversé … Continue reading “Le jour où l’Inde a fermé ses portes aux musulmans”
Dec 11, 2019 Picture: Latest performance figures reveal commitment to diversity and positive ROIs 12 December 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the region, has unveiled its latest performance update, showcasing more diversity in business for hosted buyers and exhibitors attending in … Continue reading “AIME on Trajectory for Another Award-winning Show in 2020”
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa met the Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka Trine…
Taiwan is the only country in Asia with open civic space according to the People Power Under Attack report released Dec. 4 in Bangkok, spotlighting the nation’s status as a regional beacon of freedom and democracy. Published by South Africa-headquartered nongovernmental organization CIVICUS, the report divides countries and territories into five groups—from best to … Continue reading “Taiwan rated only country in Asia with ‘open’ civic space”
Sri Lanka is a role model for the dictum of diplomacy being the extension of a country’s national policies. Sri Lanka’s performance must be commended since it also grapples with an unresolved nationality question in which its big neighbor India has historically staked claim as stakeholder, a claim that Sri Lanka cannot brusquely repudiate due … Continue reading “Sri Lanka Continues Its Delicate Dance With India”
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook, arrives for a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23, 2019. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images Dear Mark Zuckerberg, What happened to you? Back in December 2015, you spoke out loudly and proudly against anti-Muslim hatred. “I want to add my … Continue reading “Dear Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Is an Engine of Anti-Muslim Hate the World Over. Don’t You Care?”
Dec 04, 2019 Picture: Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build 2020 flies high on International Volunteer Day Manila, 05 December 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Thousands of youth in Asia-Pacific commemorate International Volunteer Day by launching Habitat for Humanity’s Young Leaders Build 2020 campaign. The HYLB flag will be raised in New Zealand and relayed … Continue reading “Asia-Pacific youth power housing solutions in their communities”