President meets Nepal Prime Minister

President meets Nepal Prime Minister

The Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the commitment shown by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for the activities of the SAARC is significant and the gratitude of all the SAARC countries must go to him in this regard. He made these remarks when he held…

‘Sri Lanka should ensure Nasheed’s safety’

‘Sri Lanka should ensure Nasheed’s safety’

Amal’s message comes in the wake of a recent threat made by a Maldivian envoy Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has urged Sri Lankan authorities to ensure the safety of her client and former President of the Maldives Mohammed Nasheed. Her message comes in the wake of recent…

India hands over off-shore patrol vessel Varuna to Sri Lanka

India hands over off-shore patrol vessel Varuna to Sri Lanka

Stepping up cooperation between the two coast guards, India today handed over an off-shore patrol vessel, Varuna, to Sri Lanka, the Indian maritime security agency said. The ship was decommissioned with traditional honours on August 23 to facilitate the handing over at Kochi. India has earlier handed over…

ADB to assist in increasing insurance penetration in SL

ADB to assist in increasing insurance penetration in SL

The insurance penetration in Sri Lanka is 1.2% of its GDP in 2015 whereas those in Malaysia and…

Medical students in Sri Lanka asked to return home

Medical students in Sri Lanka asked to return home

The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) has issued a circular asking Bhutanese medical students in Sri…

China-Sri Lanka port deal helps Sri Lanka boost forex reserves, attracts more investments: Moody’s

China-Sri Lanka port deal helps Sri Lanka boost forex reserves, attracts more investments: Moody’s

Sri Lanka’s deal with China to develop the Hambantota Port in southern Sri Lanka will boost Sri Lanka’s…

Sri Lanka leases Hambantota port to China for non-military use. Should India worry?

Sri Lanka leases Hambantota port to China for non-military use. Should India worry?

After prolonged negotiations and deliberations, Sri Lanka today signed a USD 1.1 billion deal with China to lease…

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

For the first time Air India will commence twice weekly flights beginning on 04 August. This operation will…

Sri Lanka eyes 26 per cent growth in Indian tourists

Sri Lanka eyes 26 per cent growth in Indian tourists

Sri Lanka is eyeing a 26 per cent growth in the footfall of tourists from India in the…

India and Japan to build LNG terminal in Sri Lanka

India and Japan to build LNG terminal in Sri Lanka

In a bid to counter China’s growing influence in the Island nation, India and Japan will join hands…

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