Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka’s Upcoming Presidential Election: Navigating Political Crossroads

Introduction
On 09 May, the Election Commission of Sri Lanka ended the long-drawn speculation and declared that the upcoming Presidential poll in the Island nation will be held between September 17 and October 16 this year. With this anno....

Neighborhood News Digest – 22 February 2023

Afghanistan
Top Kashmir jihad commander who led Indian suicide bombers in Afghan IS attacks believed killed – The Print
Kashmir-born jihad commander Ejaz Ahmad Ahanger — alleged to have led an Islamic State cell responsible f....

Neighborhood News Digest – 21 February 2023

Afghanistan
Main Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossing closed, residents report gunfire – Deccan Herald
Taliban authorities have closed the main border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, an Afghan official said on Monday....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 09, 2022

Afghanistan
Facing Intl Condemnation, Islamic Emirate Defends Sharia Executions: Tolo News
Following widespread reactions over a recent execution, the Islamic Emirate said that the execution of guilty people is a divine comman....

The Unmaking and Making of Sri Lankan Crisis: Options before India

Unfolding Events
Sri Lanka has elected six-time former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new President. In the parliamentary votes Ranil Wickremesinghe received 134 votes against his closest contestant Dullus Alahapperuma got 82 vo....

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