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Start of a US-Sri Lanka ‘Reset’?

Start of a US-Sri Lanka ‘Reset’?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited Sri Lanka. He was accompanied by Nisha Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs. Kerry and company were…

Operation to salvage fishing boats confiscated by Lankan navy ends

Operation to salvage fishing boats confiscated by Lankan navy ends

The salvage operation launched on March 22 to bring back the confiscated boats in Sri Lanka, drew to a close on Thursday with a 75-member team salvaging 14 boats anchored…

Indian Govt asks TN fishermen not to trespass into Lankan waters

Indian Govt asks TN fishermen not to trespass into Lankan waters

Reiterating the Centre’s stand that Tamil Nadu fishermen should not cross the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday advised a fishermen delegation that…

Special Presidential Task Force for recovery of illegally acquired state assets

Special Presidential Task Force for recovery of illegally acquired state assets

The government has established a Special Presidential Task Force for the recovery of illegally acquired state assets. President Maithripala Sirisena handed overthe appointment letters to the members of the Task…

Educating children on negative effects of tobacco & alcohol should be further strengthened – President

Educating children on negative effects of tobacco & alcohol should be further strengthened – President

President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that programmes that focused on educating children on the negative effects of tobacco and alcohol should be further strengthened, and a special programme will be implemented…

US Secretary of State Kerry heads to Sri Lanka on historic visit to mend ties

US Secretary of State Kerry heads to Sri Lanka on historic visit to mend ties

Top US diplomat John Kerry left early Friday on a landmark trip to Sri Lanka, the first such visit in a decade to the Indian Ocean island as it returns…

Lanka to get USD 400 mn from RBI under currency swap deal

Lanka to get USD 400 mn from RBI under currency swap deal

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank will tomorrow get the first USD 400 million tranche from India under a currency swap agreement with the RBI that will help the country tackle currency…