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Iran’s ECA expands Int’l ties during berne union meetings

Iran’s ECA expands Int’l ties during berne union meetings

The Export Guarantee Fund of Iran, Iran’s state export credit agency, signed agreements with its counterpart in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, and Sri Lanka on the sidelines of Berne Union Annual…

Draft of new counter-terror law triggers old fears in Sri Lanka

Draft of new counter-terror law triggers old fears in Sri Lanka

Even as Sri Lanka drafts a new law to counter terrorism, human rights activists and lawyers here fear it might be worse than the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) they…

EU delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss GSP plus

EU delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss GSP plus

A four-member delegation from the European Parliament will visit Sri Lanka on Oct. 31 to discuss the groundwork laid for a successful Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) plus application, the…

Sri Lanka to sell 80 percent of southern Hambantota port to Chinese firm

Sri Lanka to sell 80 percent of southern Hambantota port to Chinese firm

Sri Lanka will sell to a Chinese company 80 percent of a $1.5-billion port in its south, where China has also been offered an investment zone, in a bid to…

Indonesia and Sri Lanka agree to take forward several bilateral initiatives

Indonesia and Sri Lanka agree to take forward several bilateral initiatives

Foreign Minister Mr. Mangala Samaraweera and Indonesian Foreign Minister Madam Retno Marsudi agreed on Wednesday (26 October) to take forward several initiatives on the bilateral political and  economic fronts and also strengthen  cooperation…

60th anniversary celebration

60th anniversary celebration

A special ceremony was held at Temple Trees yesterday under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to mark the 60th anniversary of two artistic masterpieces, Maname by Professor Ediriweera…

Sri Lanka, India, Maldives to begin sea exercise

Sri Lanka, India, Maldives to begin sea exercise

Sri Lanka, India and Maldives will begin a four-day coastguard exercise in the Maldives tomorrow with the aim of strengthening corporation and enhancing the interoperability of forces, the navy media…

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

( PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist ) Historically, relations between India and Sri Lanka have been fraught with controversies and even high tension at times. There has always been an…

India- Sri Lanka joint military exercise ‘Mithra Shakthi’ begins today

India- Sri Lanka joint military  exercise ‘Mithra Shakthi’ begins today

‘Mithra Shakthi’, the 4th India – Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise will commence at the Regimental Headquarters of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) on Monday (24th October). The Exercise is…

Sri Lanka to conduct feasibility studies for 5 LRTs excluded by JICA

Sri Lanka to conduct feasibility studies for 5 LRTs excluded by JICA

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved conducting of detailed feasibility studies for five remaining light railway transits (LRTs) with an estimated cost of 300 million rupees. Megapolis Ministry has initially identified…

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