The Land of Serendipity in Communal Trouble

By Samridhi Talwar, University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi.

The land of serendipity, full of immense flora and fauna, enriched with history, an abode to multifarious ethnicities, cultures, and languages, sitting at the heart of Indian Ocean, is the island of Sri Lanka. However, amidst all its beauty and glory, this island nation is blemished with political and racial tensions which lead to hostile conditions in the country. (more…)

India’s ties with its southern neighbour strengthens: RBI’s Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

By Sudipta Purkayastha, Gujarat National Law University.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, since practically the beginning of time, stressed on the importance of maintaining friendly relations with other states, especially those in South Asia.

This March, he lived upto his motto once again, by visiting Sri Lanka for talks aiming at improving bilateral ties between the two nations. The first Indian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka on a bilateral basis since 1987, Mr. Modi made a practical gesture of his belief that economic ties are “a key pillar of relationship between the two countries”. Further, the Indian premier has stated that the progress in the relations between the two nations “reflects [a] shared commitment to stronger economic cooperation”. (more…)

India and Sri Lanka Ties: Learning from History?

By Mahak Vijay, Raffles University, Rajasthan.

History of relations between India and Sri Lanka

India is Sri Lanka’s closest neighbor. The relationship between the two countries is more than 2,500 years old and both sides have built upon a legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious and linguistic interaction. In recent years, the relationship has been marked by close contacts at the highest political level, growing trade and investment, cooperation in the fields of development, education, culture and defense, as well as a broad understanding on major issues of international interest. [1] (more…)

India-Sri Lanka Ties: A Closer Look

By Swatilekha Chakraborty, Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

India is Sri Lanka’s closest neighbor. The relationship between the two countries is more than 2,500 years old and both sides have built upon a legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious and linguistic intercourse.

In recent years, the relationship has been marked by the contacts at the highest political level, growing trade and investment, cooperation in the fields of education, culture and defense, as well as a broad understanding on major issues of international interest. (more…)