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Sri Lanka'Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, October 31, 2018.(REUTERS)

New Delhi can’t hope to do a Male in Colombo

By Constantino Xavier
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 05:36 PM IST
Unlike in the Maldives, there seems to be no real alternative for India than to work with the new Sirisena-Rajapksa coalition
India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj (L) with Maldives' President Abdulla Yameen. Tactful handling of the India-Maldives relationship is required as the fate of some India-backed projects and Indian workers in the island nation hangs in the balance.(REUTERS)
India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj (L) with Maldives' President Abdulla Yameen. Tactful handling of the India-Maldives relationship is required as the fate of some India-backed projects and Indian workers in the island nation hangs in the balance.(REUTERS)

India must stay the course in Maldives

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 07:18 PM IST
It must not antagonise Male too much. That may drive the country closer to China.
Maldives former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has been accused of plotting to overthrow the government and sentenced to 19 months in prison for failing to corporate with the police investigation.(AP File Photo)
Maldives former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has been accused of plotting to overthrow the government and sentenced to 19 months in prison for failing to corporate with the police investigation.(AP File Photo)

Former Maldives president and Supreme Court chief justice convicted for obstruction of justice

Reuters, Male | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 10:36 AM IST
The trials are widely seen as part of a plan by President Abdulla Yameen to tighten his grip on power ahead of elections in September.
Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, centre, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, in Feb, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, centre, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, in Feb, 2018.(AP File Photo)

Maldives former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, top judges charged with terrorism

Press Trust of India, Male | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Prosecutors did not specify the grounds on which they are charged with terrorism. If convicted, they could be jailed for 10 to 15 years.
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