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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...

India appreciates Sri Lankan President's goodwill gesture to release Indian fishermen
Colombo Page, 14 August 2014
Aug 14, Colombo: India appreciated Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's order yesterday to release all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody on the occasion of India's Independence Day that is celebrated tomorrow.The High Commissioner of...

Sri Lanka accuses outgoing UN HR chief of seeking to influence the OHCHR investigation
Colombo Page, 14 August 2014
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka today charged that the outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay of seeking to influence the international investigation by her office, OHCHR into Sri Lanka's alleged war crimes.In a statement...

Sri Lanka announces US$ 1 million aid to Palestine
Colombo Page, 14 August 2014
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced that Sri Lanka will provide US$ 1 million in financial assistance to Palestine.President Rajapaksa has been a long-time supporter of the Palestinian cause and is the Founder President...

Sri Lanka expects a productive outcome from next SAARC summit
Colombo Page, 14 August 2014
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka expects a productive outcome and new initiatives to emerge from the next South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit scheduled to take place in November 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal.The Sri Lankan government...

Sri Lanka slams UN rights chief for influencing rights probe
DNA, 14 August 2014
Sri Lanka on Thursday slammed outgoing UN rights chief Navy Pillay of "personal bias" and for trying to "influence" UNHRC probe into reports of war crimes in the country during the last phase of conflict against the LTTE.Taking exception...

PM meets President
Himalayan Times, 11 August 2014
 KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala met President Ram Baran Yadav at the latter's residence in Shital Niwas on Monday. During 45-minute meeting, he briefed the President about recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, process...

Chinese FM calls for closer cooperation in Asia
Chinadaily, 11 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Asian countries to promote strategic communication to build up mutual trust and strive for common development by enhancing regional cooperation.

Chinese FM meets Asian counterparts in Myanmar on ties
Chinadaily, 11 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with his Bangladeshi counterpart Mahmood Ali, Sri Lankan counterpart Gamini Lakshman Peiris and Pakistani prime minister's advisor on foreign affairs and national security Sartaj Aziz here to enhance bilateral...

Sikkim CM invited to India-Bangladesh Business Conclave
Economic Times, 11 August 2014
GANGTOK:Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has received an invitation to attend the India-Bangladesh Business Conclave to be held in Dhaka on August 23-24 next, official sources saidOrganised by the India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry,...

China and Japan talk in Myanmar on easing political tensions
The Asahi Shimbun, 10 August 2014
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Japan to "make practical efforts to overcome existing political obstacles between the two sides" during an informal meeting with his Japanese counterpart during an ASEAN summit in Myanmar.

Sri Lanka Defense Ministry severely politicized under Rajapaksa regime - Opposition
Colombo Page, 10 August 2014
Aug 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) today heavily criticized the Defense Ministry for the recent blunder it made by publishing a derogatory op-ed article insulting the Indian Prime Minister and Tamil Nadu Chief...

Bangladesh, S Africa to boost ties
Daily Star, 7 August 2014
Bangladesh and South Africa yesterday agreed to strengthen ties in all sectors, including exporting pharmaceuticals, readymade garments, furniture and plastic products by Bangladesh to that country. Both the countries also agreed to hold a bilateral...


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