In the public debate there are those who still
maintain that the executive presidency is pivotal for a strong
State, the defence of national sovereignty, political stability and
economic development – the defeat of the LTTE is cited as the
ultimate proof of this. History indicates otherwise.
India's response to China's New Silk Route :
When China’s president Xi Jinping laid out his
plans to built a 'New Silk Road' across Central Asia in 2013, he was
doing more than invoking China’s distant past. Instead, he was
sketching out a new direction for Chinese trade and investment, one
that aims not only to improve China’s links with Europe, but also to
facilitate China’s macroeconomic priorities and its integration in
the global economy.
Govt saddled with Rs 572b in bills - Finance Minister
"The Government has not lost its majority to
continue in government merely because the proposal to raise Rs.
4,000 billion through the issuance of Treasury Bonds suffered defeat
in the House."