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    NewsIn.Asia is a South Asian website, operating from Colombo and accessed by readers worldwide. It offers its readers timely, indepth and comprehensive coverage of South Asian news, views and analyses. The site is active on social media such as Facebook and Twitter where it has thousands of followers. Within months after its launch, in July 2016, NewsIn.Asia has become a popular web portal in Sri Lanka and many South Asian countries where it has gained a reputation of unbiased reporting amongst its readers. The areas covered by NewsIn.Asia include politics, business, sports, cinema, off beat, food and travel.

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  • India has its way on Chinese projects in North Sri Lanka0

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    • February 15, 2021

     by Editor  February 14, 2021 By P.K.Balachandran/newsin.asia Colombo, February 14: Though India failed to get the East Container Terminal (ECT) project in Colombo port, it is now well on the way to bagging the West Container Terminal (WCT) project and also three power projects in Jaffna. It has successfully convinced the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government that it

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  • How viable is the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal Initiative (BBIN) without China?0

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    • February 15, 2021

     by Editor  February 12, 2021 Share on WhatsApp This article is an excerpt from Bangladeshi economist and freedom fighter Professor Rehman Sobhan’s speech at the “Bay Of Bengal Economic Dialogue 2021” organized by the South Asian Network. Courtesy: Foreign Policy/South Asian Monitor Trade alliances have to be built upon the structure and density of economic relationships

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  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative will help Sri Lanka become a maritime hub: Lankan Foreign Secretary0

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    • February 13, 2021

     by Editor  February 13, 2021 Adm. Prof. .Jayanath Colombage By Jamila Najmuddin Colombo, February 12: (Xinhua): Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary Adm.Jayanath Colombage has said that Chinese investments will create job opportunities for locals and that Sri Lanka is keen on reaping the benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative. “Sri Lanka will also look to boost

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  • Sri Lanka: The Chinese ‘Debt Trap’ is a myth0

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    • February 8, 2021

     by Editor  February 9, 2021 By Deborah Brautigam and Meg Rithmire/www.atlantic.com Colombo, February 8 (www.theatlantic.com): China, we are told, inveigles poorer countries into taking out loan after loan to build expensive infrastructure that they can’t afford and that will yield few benefits, all with the end goal of Beijing eventually taking control of these assets from

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  • Sri Lanka: Tens of thousands of Tamils Rally to Call For Freedom and Rejecting Unitary State0

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    • February 8, 2021

     by Editor  February 9, 2021 JAFFNA, SRI LANKA, February 8, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Led by North East Civil Societies, tens of thousands of Tamils embarked on “Walk from Justice to Tamils” from Pothuvil to Polihandy (P2P) from February 3rd to February 7th. During the rally, people shouted slogans: “Sinhalese Army Leave our Tamil areas”, “We want

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  • India-Lanka standoff over Chinese power projects in Jaffna islands0

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    • February 7, 2021

     by Editor  February 7, 2021 By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 7 (newsin.asia): Indian sources acknowledged on Sunday that India has expressed its “strong” concern about the location of three Chinese renewal energy projects in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province barely 48 km from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. The sources said that the projects were security a threat to

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  • Lankan Prez lays his cards on the table in Independence Day oration0

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    • February 4, 2021

     by Editor  February 4, 2021 in Ethnicity, Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Sri Lanka, Top Story President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivers his Independence Day oration, feb 4, 2021 By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 4 (newsin.asia): Addressing the nation on the 73 rd. Independence Day of Sri Lanka from a podium in Colombo’s Independence Square on Thursday, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made no bones about

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  • Big corporates blow up COVID-19 threat to make a killing0

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    • February 1, 2021

     by Editor  February 1, 2021 Coronavirus patient in Hong Kong By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today Colombo, February 1: The world’s big corporate pharmaceutical companies, with governments and mainstream media in their hands, are blowing up the threat from COVID-19 to make a fast buck at the expense of the common man, alleges the Center for Research in Globalization

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  • Treading a fine line in big power rivalries0

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    • January 23, 2021

     by Editor Newsin Asia  January 23, 2021 India, Japan, US joint exercise. US Navy Photo by Joe Bishop By P.K.Balachandran/Weekend Express Colombo, January 22: Small nations, which are situated in strategically important places, have the unenviable task of managing Big Power rivalries. On the one hand, their geographical positioning is a boon because world powers seek

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  • Biden nominates 20 Indo-Americans, 13 of them women, in key positions0

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    • January 18, 2021

    by Editor  January 18, 2021 Newsin.asia Share on WhatsApp Washington, January 18 (The Mint): US President-elect Joe Biden has nominated at least 20 Indian Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration days before he is scheduled to be sworn in on 20 January. Among the Indians are Hindus, Muslims and Christians. As many

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  • India supplies RADAR spare parts to Sri Lankan Air Force0

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    • January 17, 2021

    by Editor  Newsasia India  January 17, 2021 INDRA radar Share on WhatsApp Colombo, January 17 (newsin.asia):  As part of India’s commitment to maintaining high serviceability of weapons equipment provided by government of India to the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, an Indian Air Force (IAF) An-32 aircraft landed at Bandaranaike International Airport on January  10, with 341

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  • Book Review: Foreign Policy Perspectives; Sri Lanka first0

    “Foreign Policy Perspectives; Sri Lanka First,” is the latest (4th) book published as part of a series, by the Ambassadors’ Forum of Sri Lanka and launched at the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPASL). by Editor November 22, 2020 By Frances Bulathsinghala/Sunday Observer Colombo, November 22: “Foreign Policy Perspectives; Sri Lanka First,” is

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  • Sri Lanka: Muralitharan on 800 row: Is it my mistake that I was born a Sri Lankan Tamil?0

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    • October 18, 2020

    Muralitharan stated that he was no stranger to controversies and that he would like to share his thoughts on the latest controversy sparked by the announcement of his biopic 800 by editor  Newsin Asia    October 18, 2020 © Provided by The Indian Express Share on WhatsappShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Reddit October 18

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  • Sri Lanka: The incendiary politics of beef0

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    • September 11, 2020

    by Editor  NewsinAsia September 11, 2020 By P.K.Balachandran/Weekend Express Colombo, September 10: When the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa got the unanimous approval of his parliamentary group for legislation to ban cow slaughter, it was not the first attempt to have the practice banned. Despite toying with the idea of banning cow slaughter from

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