India to consider talks with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to export sugar

India to consider talks with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to export sugar

India will consider initiating preliminary talks with neighbouring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to seek lower import duties for its sugar exports to prevent a glut next season, a top government official said. In the current 2017/18 season sugar mills in India, the world’s biggest consumer of the sweetener,…

France seeks Sri Lanka’s support for Expo 2025 bid

France seeks Sri Lanka’s support for Expo 2025 bid

The head of France’s bid to host the 2025 World Expo held talks with Sri Lankan leaders Friday in a bid to secure their support. Pascal Lamy told reporters in the capital Colombo that France expects to spend 3.5 billion euro ($4.22 billion) on hosting the Expo in…

Tamil Tiger financiers to stand trial in Switzerland

Tamil Tiger financiers to stand trial in Switzerland

Thirteen financiers accused of funnelling more than CH15 million ($15.3 million) to the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) will stand trial before the Swiss Federal Criminal Court on Monday. The accused are from Switzerland, Germany and Sri Lanka. Some are former members…

First batch of CCC leaves for Mali

First batch of CCC leaves for Mali

The first group of the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army left Sri Lanka recently…

Russian watchdog to resume tea imports from Sri Lanka: RIA

Russian watchdog to resume tea imports from Sri Lanka: RIA

Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog will resume imports of tea from Sri Lanka, RIA news agency cited its head…

Malaysia to send mission to help rebuild Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

Malaysia to send mission to help rebuild Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

Malaysia will send a mission to help rebuild the formerly war-torn Northern Province in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister…

We expect Sri Lanka to keep India’s security concerns in mind: MEA

We expect Sri Lanka to keep India’s security concerns in mind: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that it expected the Government of Sri Lanka to keep New…

Ukraine and Sri Lanka are to ratify on Criminal Matters and Sentence persons

Ukraine and Sri Lanka are to ratify on Criminal Matters and Sentence persons

Ambassador for Ukraine to Sri Lanka, resident in New Delhi, Igor Polika, and Secretary to the Ministry of…

SL, US to amend open skies deal facilitating efficient cargo movement

SL, US to amend open skies deal facilitating efficient cargo movement

United States and Sri Lanka on Monday signed an agreement to amend the bilateral Open Skies Agreement of…

French Naval ship in Colombo

French Naval ship in Colombo

Making a four-day official goodwill visit, the French Naval Ship ‘Auvergne’ arrived in the country on Sunday (3rd…

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