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The Confluence of Indo-Pacific Region : Sri Lankan Perspective

Indo - Pacific region is an area of concern in the present-day geopolitical context. In the contemporary scenario, island states in the Indo-Pacific region face political, economic and societal spears of influence from the larger states. There are 35 Littoral States and 12 landlocked countries, and 47 countries in the Indian Ocean region. In the present day context, China's Belt and Road initiative has headed to 21st-century maritime civilization. China's white paper discusses this maritime strategy's mutual benefits, especially the Indian Ocean (IO) region's island states.


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Co-operative maritime diplomacy to curb transnational maritime crimes in Sri Lanka

Diplomacy’ is a term widely used in both the analysis and practice of international relations. As an approach to the topic, it’s worth understanding a few definitions in the launch. ‘Diplomacy’ is basically the management of international relations...


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Bringing accolades to the country, V Viyaskanth in Jaffna becomes a cricket sensation

The story of V Viyaskanth in Jaffna written by Shenali Waduge is published here with due courtesy:


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LTTE has taken murder, extremism and mayhem to the West

UK, France, Canada and wherever LTTE asylum seekers are increasing their numbers and presence has seen an increase in violence and even murders. This attributes to the inherent violence that has been part and parcel of their modus operandi since taking up arms.


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Sea Power of Island Nations in 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities in Sri Lanka

The 21st century entire gamut of the nature of security is changing rapidly. Indian Ocean (IO) receives attention from state and non-state actors. Extra-regional countries such as the U.S., China and Japan are keen to have some presence in the IO.