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India-Sri Lanka Relations: Divergences and Convergences

Dr. M. Mayilvaganan, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the International Strategic and Security Studies in National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) will be delivering the Sri Pendakur Virupanna Memorial Endowment Lecture on the topic “India-Sri Lanka Relations: Divergences and Convergence.” The lecture is organised by the Indian Institute of World Culture (IIWC), Bengaluru at the Wadia Hall, IIWC, Basavanagudi, on Sunday, March 11, 2017 at 6.00 PM. The invitation of the lecture is appended below.


Are the Indian Fishermen ‘Carefully Careless’? Fishing Conflicts In The Palk Bay

M. Mayilvaganan, Assistant Professor, NIAS

NIAS Wednesday Meeting, June 29, 2016

AdarshDr. M. Mayilvaganan, Assistant Professor, ISSSP, NIAS presented his research on the tensions between India and Sri Lanka over fishing in the Palk bay on June 29, 2016 at the NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meeting. The already troubled waters of the Palk Bay were further muddied with the arrest of eleven fishermen during the first week of June 2016 and confiscation of their trawlers by the Sri Lankan navy over illegal fishing. 

This contentious and flammable issue not only makes headlines in the local and foreign media, but also been a serious issue in Tamil Nadu. From time to time, it stirs the resentment of the fishermen folk and political parties in Tamil Nadu, leading to demonstrations and even violent protests. Above all, it often boils into a major political controversy with the national and state political parties blaming each other for the crisis besides bringing the government of Tamil Nadu directly against the Centre.

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Success of Modi’s trip hinges on what follows

The Strait Times, March 16, 2015

M. Mayilvaganan, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies

strait timesDr. M. Mayilvaganan was quoted in Nirmala Ganapathy’s article in The Strait Times titled “Success of Modi’s trip hinges on what follows”. The tour to three Indian Ocean nations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided India with an opportunity to obtain rights to develop two strategically located islands and even launch a radar system. This is viewed as the first step towards taking back strategic space ceded to China in recent years. Nevertheless, analysts maintain how far India follows up on its promises remains to be seen.

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Modi visits Jaffna, urges more power for Tamils

Asia News Network, March 15, 2015

M. Mayilvaganan, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies

Dr. M. Mayilvaganan was quoted in annNirmala Ganapathy’s article in Asia News Network titled “Modi visits Jaffna, urges more power for Tamils”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has urged the Sri Lankan Government to give greater autonomy to ethnic minority Tamils during his recent visit to the island state. PM Modi even made a highly symbolic visit to the Tamil heartland of Jaffna and was the first Indian Prime Minister to do so. However, skepticism remains among experts if the Sri Lankan Government will do anything significant for the Tamils in the present time. 

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