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  • Not ‘all is forgiven’ for asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka

    Not ‘all is forgiven’ for asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka0

    Not ‘all is forgiven’ for asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka Niro Kandasamy, University of Melbourne In his recent visit to Australia, the prime minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, urged Sri Lankan asylum seekers to “come back, all is forgiven”. He went on to say: They can come back to Sri Lanka and we

  • Waiting for Husband, Waiting for democracy2

    Waiting for Husband, Waiting for democracy March 9, 2017 The photo of this woman was taken after midnight on Minto Road in Dhaka city. Ms. Shefa Srishti is anxiously standing at the gate of detective branch head office to watch her husband getting released from this detention facility. She knows her little negligence tonight may

  • Maldives: ‘Currency-swap’ with India ahead of big Saudi, China deals0

    Maldives: ‘Currency-swap’ with India ahead of big Saudi, China deals N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 8 March 2017 Going on all cylinders on economic diplomacy, President Abdulla Yameen has combined an astronomically high $ 10-b agreement with Saudi Arabia even while laying the foundation work for constructing a second runway in the Male International Airport with Chinese help.

  • Bangladesh’s new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction0

    Bangladesh’s new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction M Niaz Asadullah, University of Malaya and Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. It also outranks all of its South Asian neighbours in terms of gender

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  • Sri Lanka: Will Rajapaksa Return?

    Sri Lanka: Will Rajapaksa Return?0

      It was hopped that the Madamulana Reich had fallen and that a new leader had come to power as I predicted moment after the announcement was made by a then minister, now the President, of his willingness to be the Common Candidate. Defeating the Rajapaksa administration, or Madamulana ‘Reich’ was the result of collective

  • India’s Journey of Emissions Reduction in 2015

    India’s Journey of Emissions Reduction in 20150

      The Policy Outlook Indian policymakers have long used India’s poverty as an excuse to not take concrete action on climate change. Limiting carbon emissions is a costly proposition, they argue, and these costs will impede development and push the common man further into poverty. As a result, unlike the developed countries of the west,

  • Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia

    Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia0

    All eyes were on Kathmandu last week as Nepal hosted the 18th annual SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit from Nov. 22-27, 2014. The annual meeting, convening the heads of state of the eight member nations – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – focused this year on the

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