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    Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to SL, Maldives

    Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to SL, Maldives

    President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American, a former official at its Embassy in New Delhi, as the next US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives. Obama yesterday announced the…

    Sri Lanka likely to have access to Asian infrastructure bank

    Sri Lanka likely to have access to Asian infrastructure bank

    Future defence ties with Sri Lanka to revolve around training of military personnel and provision of ‘military equipment’ Hosting visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the imposing Great Hall…

    China’s top legislator meets Sri Lankan president

    China’s top legislator meets Sri Lankan president

    Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang on Thursday met with visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the strengthening of ties. Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s…

    Sirisena meets Xi amid new look at ties

    Sirisena meets Xi amid new look at ties

    Sri Lanka’s new president Maithripala Sirisena held talks on Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies and a review of major…

    India navy plane crashes off Goa leaving two missing

    India navy plane crashes off Goa leaving two missing

    Two crew members are missing after an Indian navy plane crashed into the sea off the western state of Goa. The navy said the plane, a Dornier surveillance aircraft, was…

    Sri Lanka Tourism enters the $40 bn Cruiseline business

    Sri Lanka Tourism enters the $40 bn Cruiseline business

    Sri Lanka Tourism is partnering top blue chip companies to enter the lucrative 40 billion dollar Cruise line business that is estimated to carry 22.3 million passengers and the market…

    Lee Kuan Yew: Huge queue to view founder lying in state

    Lee Kuan Yew: Huge queue to view founder lying in state

    A huge queue has formed through downtown Singapore as thousands wait to pay tribute to late statesman Lee Kuan Yew lying in state in parliament. As of 15:00 local time…

    President left for China

    President left for China

    President Maithripala Sirisena left for China today (25) commencing a four-day state visit on the invitation of the President of China Xi Jinping. President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for China…

    Emir of Qatar and Sri Lankan President holds bilateral consultations

    Emir of Qatar and Sri Lankan President holds bilateral consultations

    The Emir of Qatar and Sri Lankan President held bilateral consultations at the Presidential Secretariat. The discussion centered on matters of bilateral significance. The main subjects included cooperation in the…

    Sri Lanka’s new leader heads to China after winding back ties

    Sri Lanka’s new leader heads to China after winding back ties

    Sri Lanka’s new president heads to Beijing this week for talks with China’s leadership, seeking to smooth ruffled feathers after scuttling Chinese-funded projects and seeking stronger ties with regional rival…