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China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China, India avoid taking sides in Sri Lanka

China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been a battleground in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia. Chinese and Indian diplomats have been careful not to overtly take sides in the political turmoil, which has seen President Maithripala Sirisena…

Path to common currency for South Asian region

Path to common currency for South Asian region

A top investment banker in Bangladesh stressed that countries in South Asian region should reduce tensions between borders, build trust and engage with the people to successfully realise the vision for a common currency for South Asian region. Currency unification will eliminate exchange risk and uncertainty and thereby…

Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference concludes

Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference concludes

This year’s Galle Dialogue International Maritime Conference drew to a close on Tuesday. The conference, held under the theme ‘Synergising for Collaborative Maritime Management’, was organised by the Sri Lanka Navy under the auspices of the Defence Ministry, with the participation of representatives of 52 countries, as well…

It’s vital for India to keep Lanka on its side

It’s vital for India to keep Lanka on its side

The importance of mutual ties may have been made obvious in the long meeting between Prime In the…

New U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka sworn in

New U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka sworn in

Ambassador Alaina Teplitz was sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka…

Sri Lanka, India Prime Ministers discuss ways to deepen entire range of bilateral relations

Sri Lanka, India Prime Ministers discuss ways to deepen entire range of bilateral relations

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who paid an official visit to India from 18-20 October 2018, met…

PM meets Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party leaders

PM meets Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party leaders

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently on a three day visit to India, met the President of…

President speaks with Indian PM over phone

President speaks with Indian PM over phone

President Maithripala Sirisena had a cordial discussion over the telephone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday evening…

Sri Lanka offers scholarships for SAARC countries’ students

Sri Lanka offers scholarships for SAARC countries’ students

The Sri Lanka government has announced merit based scholarships to the students from each South Asian Association for…

India, Sri Lanka urged to be more open; new trade deal expected in December

India, Sri Lanka urged to be more open; new trade deal expected in December

India and Sri Lanka are likely to sign a new trade deal by December and both countries should…

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