President Sirisena talks about national reconciliation. He must build on what he says.
The new government in Colombo promises to devolve political power to Tamils. It may help start a conversation.
Police were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank.
“We wish we had a leader like Narendra Modi,” says chief executive of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).
Sirisena administration has reached out, New Delhi must reciprocate.
Rajapaksa’s defeat in the presidential election has seen his family being reported to the police and to an anti-graft commission.
An Indian foreign ministry spokesman denied any expulsion and said that transfers were routine decisions.
As a new president takes over in the island country, the Tamils in the north hope things will change.
The exit of Rajapaksa is a diplomatic problem in the near term for Beijing.
Sirisena went on to topple Rajapaksa and end his decade-long rule in the January 8 polls.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the government will order an official investigation as a priority.
Rajapaksa was defeated by the most broadbased coalition to date in Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa’s active support to the Chinese proposal on the Maritime Silk Road has magnified New Delhi’s concerns about Colombo’s embrace of Beijing.
Rajapaksa’s family-centric rule was another major reason for people to turn their backs to him.
The country’s new president must undo the troubling Rajapaksa legacy, especially vis-a-vis minorities.