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India, Bangladesh discuss insurgents issue, meet home minister
Hindustan Times, 21 August 2014
India and Bangladesh on Thursday discussed issues related to northeast insurgents and destruction of their hideouts in each others' territories during a bilateral meet of the border guarding forces of both the countries here.A visiting delegation...

Japanese Vice-Minister, Sri Lankan President discuss Colombo city development
Colombo Page, 20 August 2014
Aug 20, Colombo: Japan's Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Manabu Sakai called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees Tuesday (August 19).President Rajapaksa conveyed Sri Lanka's appreciation...

Sri Lankan President may postpone Pakistan visit due to restive situation in Islamabad
Colombo Page, 19 August 2014
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa may postpone his visit to Pakistan scheduled for some time later this month due to unrest in that country, government officials told reporters.Earlier this month the External Affairs Ministry in...

Sri Lanka will not allow terrorist acts against India
Colombo Page, 19 August 2014
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka today has assured India that it will not allow anyone to use its soil to carry out subversive acts against its neighbor.Meeting with the foreign journalists in Colombo Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G L Peiris...

India, Sri Lanka meet to discuss narcotics menace
Times of India, 19 August 2014
NEW DELHI: India and Sri Lanka are expected to finalize a strategy to jointly tackle cross-border smuggling of narcotics and syndicates running the illegal trade between the two maritime neighbours.  This is for the first time that the anti-narcotics...

Sri Lanka is a model for blending security and development together - Army Commander
Colombo Page, 18 August 2014
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka is a present day model of how nations could blend security and development together to provide a better life for its people, Sri Lanka's Commander of Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake said.Welcoming the participants...

Sri Lanka President intends to visit Saudi Arabia to strengthen relations
Colombo Page, 18 August 2014
Aug 18, Jeddah: The government of Sri Lanka and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed to focus on strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries when Sri Lanka's Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Mohamed met Saudi Foreign Minister Prince...

Chinese govt announces aid to Maldives
Chinadaily, 18 August 2014
The Chinese government has pledged $16 million in aid to Maldives, the President's Office said on Monday as President Abdulla Yameen continues his visit to China.

Sri Lanka, India ministerial level talks on fisheries issue on August 29
Colombo Page, 17 August 2014
Aug 17, Colombo: Officials from the governments of Sri Lanka, India and Indian state of Tamil Nadu will meet in New Delhi on August 29 to hold a round of official level talks to find a solution to the nagging fishermen's issue.The officials will...

Sri Lanka not to release Indian fishermen's boats
Colombo Page, 17 August 2014
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Saturday released 94 Indian fishermen who were detained in the country's jails for trespassing into Sri Lankan waters but has decided not to release their boats.Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources...

President urges foreign nationals to invest in Bangladesh
Dhaka Tribune, 17 August 2014
He said apart from political stability, a very congenial atmosphere for investment is prevailing in BangladeshPresident Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the foreign investors and entrepreneurs to investment in Bangladesh, saying that this country could be...

59 kilogram heroin stock seized in Sri Lanka central hill capital
Colombo Page, 16 August 2014
Aug 15, Kandy: Narcotics Bureau of Sri Lanka police have seized 59 kilos of heroin yesterday in Katugasthota, near the central hill capital of Kandy.Police also arrested four suspects including a woman and two vehicles in the raid, Police Spokesman...

India releases 16 Sri Lankan fishermen
Colombo Page, 15 August 2014
Aug 15, Colombo: India has released 16 Sri Lankan fishermen who were in custody in Karnataka State in South India, Sri Lanka's Fisheries Ministry said.A Fisheries Ministry spokesman said the Ministry is making prompt arrangements to bring the released...

Seychelles seeks Sri Lanka's assistance to develop country's health sector
Colombo Page, 15 August 2014
Aug 15, Colombo: A visiting health sector delegation of Seychelles led by the Minister of Health Mrs. Mitcy Larue has sought Sri Lanka's assistance in developing that country's heath sector.The Seychelles Health Minister and her delegation called...

Japanese PM arrives on Sept 6
Daily Star, 15 August 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay a two-day official visit to Bangladesh from September 6 to discuss bilateral issues. Dhaka is considering the trip highly significant as it comes at a time when Japan is looking for another investment destination...


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