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Padma Rao Sundarji is senior foreign editor at WION. She was the longstanding South Asia bureau chief of German news magazine Der Spiegel till 2012.
Former President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a comeback trail. His newly formed Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) swept local polls over the weekend. WION spoke to Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament and – Mr Rajapaksa’s son and political heir apparent
'It’s the opposition, just as is usual in other countries too. When there are issues, they come out and protest. And when that happens, they have to be controlled,' Thoriq Ibrahim told WION
Abdulla Yasmeen offered to send an envoy to New Delhi too but was greeted by a frost unknown under the tropical Maldivian sun
But the flexible "Mr Plexiglas" - as some of his opponents call him - is already on to something new: a rendezvous with his all-time favourite lady.
'It is not reasonable to say what the rest of the world considers substantial is not considered by the Pakistan PM,' the country's former ambassador to the US added