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Sri Lanka: A Key Piece in the Great Game of the Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka: A Key Piece in the Great Game of the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is about to become the epicenter of the tri-polar competition between China, India and the US and can become one of the most intense points of conflict in the near future. All three states have their own interests and priorities in the Indian Ocean region. Sri Lanka hence being located along the east west corridor is the key for them to achieve…

Modern Diplomacy - Feb 14 16:38 GMT - more ... [ Tags: USA, SriLanka, China ]

U.S. blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites killings, abuses
U.S. blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites killings, abuses
U.S. blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites killings, abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions on Sri Lanka’s army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, for alleged human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009 during the country’s civil war, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “The allegations of gross human rights violations against Shavendra Silva, documented by the…

Reuters - Feb 14 16:15 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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