“Sri Lanka’s New President Gotabaya: The View From New Delhi” by Devirupa Mitra

From New Delhi, the picture on the Rajapaksas is mixed. There is lingering bitterness over friction in bilateral ties during the last few years of his elder brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure. But those memories have now been superseded with the difficulty faced with Maithripala Sirisena in pushing flagship Indian projects forward

via: The Wire

“Sri Lanka apologises over article on Jayalalithaa” by Meera Srinivasan

Following controversy over an article critical of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and an accompanying graphic published on its website, Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry issued an “unqualified apology” on Friday.

via: http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/sri-lanka-army-article-critical-of-jayalalithaa-sri-lanka-apologises-to-prime-minister-narendra-modi-jayalalithaa/article6272293.ece