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Buying Russian Missile System Despite US Sanctions Threat

Has India cocked a snook at the US by clinching a crucial $5.4 billion s-400 Triumf missile defence system with Russia that can potentially place India under severe US sanctions under CAATSA? It appears so at the outset.

Buying Russian Missile System Despite US Sanctions Threat
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The SP, BSP Conundrum

The poll season has been well and truly announced along with the forecasts of the pollsters and pundits. ‘Trouble’ in the Opposition camp is currently a news staple while the BJP with Narendra Modi as its flag bearer is being presented as even more invincible than before.

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No Will To Curb Violence By Vigilantes

The Supreme Court of India has asked Parliament to enact a law to deal strictly with the ‘horrendous’ crimes committed by various vigilante groups—mostly related to the holy cow. The court has obviously expressed its displeasure against our law makers in no uncertain terms for their failure to protect human lives but there was something that was perhaps more serious in the court’s observation. It was the expression of absolute shock at the silence—indifference—of the civil society over the rise of mob lynching in the name of certain specific crimes like cow protection and, lately, child lifting.

No Will To Curb Violence By Vigilantes
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Queuing Up with Cap in Hand before the IMF: simmering, questionable forecasts come to the boil amidst strengthening dollar

After months of deliberations, Pakistan is left with no choice but to turn to the IMF, the lender of last resort, for a bailout, seeking a staggering loan, $8 billion – for the 19th time.

Queuing Up with Cap in Hand before the IMF: simmering, questionable forecasts come to the boil amidst strengthening dollar
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G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks

In his capacity as G-24 chairman, Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, called on developed countries to reinforce global trade and action to contain global economic risks.

G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks
G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks
G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks
G-24 Chief, Mangala calls for greater global trade to counter economic risks
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Sri Lanka Plans to outline its position in the annual gathering of Groups of 24 developing nations

Global finance and reserve bank chiefs will gather this week in Bali, Indonesia for the annual gathering of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank amid rising concern over trade war and risks of global economic crisis.

Sri Lanka Plans to outline its position in the annual gathering of Groups of 24 developing nations
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MR Off Course On Trump

It always alarms me when our leaders misunderstand something as important as basic economics and technology. That tells its own story. On the subject of US President Trump, the rise of the almighty Dollar and his economic policies that have brought such an economic transformation to the US economy, first it should be said that he has some really top-notch economists at his elbow. They speak common-sense about the US economy.

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Commencement of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi in Sri Lanka

Series of events were held on 2nd October to begin the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Many more events focusing on life and philosophy of Gandhi ji would be organized during the next two years. Mahatma Gandhi traveled extensively in Sri Lanka during his visit in 1927.

Commencement of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi in Sri Lanka
Commencement of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi in Sri Lanka
Commencement of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi in Sri Lanka
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Lalin's Column : SL’s Conflict. Who is to blame?

ars operate on 3 levels distinct yet interlocking: The political, the strategic and the tactical. They are undertaken by political leaders in pursuit of a goal. The goal determines strategy, an overall plan based on military means available and the means available to the enemy.

  Lalin's Column : SL’s Conflict. Who is to blame?
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A Special Birthday: 75th birthday of Agga Maha Panditha Reverend Walpola Piyananda

The 75th birthday of Agga Maha Panditha Reverend Walpola Piyananda, the Chief Sanga Nayaka of America was held at the Wat Padhammachart (Thai Buddhist Temple) in La Puente, California, on Saturday September 29th. Reverend Walpola Piyananda is the chief incumbent at the Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara (Temple) in Los Angeles California which was established in 1982.

A Special Birthday: 75th birthday of Agga Maha Panditha Reverend Walpola Piyananda
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