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Thailand, Sri Lanka Set to Boost Ties with Sirisena Visit

Thailand, Sri Lanka Set to Boost Ties with Sirisena Visit

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena will pay an official visit to Thailand in November to boost ties with the Southeast Asian state, the Sri Lankan foreign ministry confirmed in a…

Fishing Row: MPs to Meet Sushma

Fishing Row: MPs to Meet Sushma

MPs from TN will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on October 31 to resolve issues faced by Tamil Nadu fishermen, particularly on the issue of harassment by Sri Lankan…

SKorea: Park and Abe to hold first ever summit

SKorea: Park and Abe to hold first ever summit

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is to host her first official summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since taking office in early 2016, her senior secretary for foreign affairs said Wednesday. Kim…

Japan: Multilingual hotlines set up to help tourists

Japan: Multilingual hotlines set up to help tourists

Tourists who encounter a language barrier while visiting Japan can now access 24-hour, multilingual phone assistance, it’s reported. Local authorities have started offering the translation services after a boom in…

Jaffna varsity keen on pact with Indian universities

Jaffna varsity keen on pact with Indian universities

The University of Jaffna is keen on building links with the Indian universities to strengthen the educational and cultural relationship between India and Sri Lanka, according to its Vice-Chancellor Vasanthi…

Lanka to keep India updated on Chinese naval visits

Lanka to keep India updated on Chinese naval visits

Sri Lanka has approved the future visits of Chinese submarine provided that it is not frequent and Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe has assured India will not be kept in dark…

Free trade agreement with Sri Lanka soon, says Minister Tofail

Free trade agreement with Sri Lanka soon, says Minister Tofail

Bangladesh will ‘soon’ sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka to reduce trade barriers, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said. All formalities have been completed, the minister told…

AIADMK MPs seek solution to fishermen’s problems in Sri Lanka

AIADMK MPs seek solution to fishermen’s problems in Sri Lanka

AIADMK MPs led by deputy speaker M. Thambidurai on Monday met Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj seeking a permanent solution to the problems faced by Tamil Nadu fishermen along…

Former Sri Lankan minister to stand trial for 1987 murder in Chennai

Former Sri Lankan minister to stand trial for 1987 murder in Chennai

Former Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda is all set to stand trial before a Chennai court through video conferencing from Colombo in 28-year-old murder case. It was in the preceding…

Indo-Lanka naval exercise from today

Indo-Lanka naval exercise from today

The Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Navy Joint Naval Exercise (SLINEX) is scheduled to be held from October 27 to November 1 in the seas off Trincomalee. Six naval…

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