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Chinese submarine in Karachi, India alarmed

Chinese submarine in Karachi, India alarmed

Chinese submarines have now reportedly begun to make forays to even Karachi after making similar visits to Colombo over the last one year, sparking further concerns in the Indian security…

Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have entered into an agreement to begin cooperation between CERN and the scientific community in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka‘s Permanent…

Chennai becomes sixth Indian city with metro railway

Chennai becomes sixth Indian city with metro railway

A metro rail service has been launched in the southern Indian city of Chennai, making it the sixth Indian city to get the service. The 10km (6.2-mile) stretch of elevated…

Tie-up with UNP is Sirisena’s achilles heel

Tie-up with UNP is Sirisena’s achilles heel

If Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is to marginalize the Mahinda Rajapaksa faction in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and gain full control over it, so that the party…

Ex-tiger’s application for poll ticket puts ITAK in fix

Ex-tiger’s application for poll ticket puts ITAK in fix

An application by a former top LTTE leader, Athmalingam Ravindra alias Rupan, for an Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) ticket to contest the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections, may…

Nepal earthquake: India and China pledge millions in aid

Nepal earthquake: India and China pledge millions in aid

Nepal has received substantial pledges from India and China for earthquake reconstruction at an international donors’ conference in Kathmandu. Pledges include $1bn (£640m) from India, $500m from China, and $600m…

Sri Lanka spurs auto business in India

Sri Lanka spurs auto business in India

Sri Lanka emerged as a big saviour for the automobile exports from India which surged ahead with a growth of 287.74 per cent while Mexico, UK, Algeria and Bangladesh witnessed…

WB approves $50 mn for early childhood care and development in Sri Lanka

WB approves $50 mn for early childhood care and development in Sri Lanka

The World Bank Board approved a $50 million credit to improve the quality and increase equitable access to Early Childhood Development (ECD)services in Sri Lanka. Early investment in human capital…

Former Indian President Kalam commend progress in Sri Lanka

Former Indian President Kalam commend progress in Sri Lanka

Former President of India Abdul Kalam praised President Maithripala Sirisena and the present government for the strategies for increasing domestic food production, elimination of drug menace and environment protection. He…

Gammon to launch Dubai-model Free Zone in Lanka

Gammon to launch Dubai-model Free Zone in Lanka

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-based Gammon Middle East is all set to invest $1.2 billion to develop a Dubai-model Free Zone in Sri Lanka. The leading Free Zone industrial infrastructure…

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