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Jayalalithaa opposes buoys on India-Sri Lanka sea boundary
Business Standard, 22 July 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged the central government to pursue the idea of sustainable fishing by Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen and disagreed with a proposal to instal buoys to demarcate the international maritime boundary."During...

Sri Lanka seizes 100 kg heroin smuggled from Pakistan
IANS, 22 July 2014
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka seized a major heroin consignment smuggled from Pakistan, the customs department said on Tuesday.The heroin was seized when grinding machines imported from Pakistan were checked at a customs yard by officials, Xinhua...

Sri Lanka needs no pacts to promote goodwill with India:Peiris
Business Standard, 22 July 2014
Sri Lanka today said it will not act in any prejudicial manner against India's interests so that no agreements are needed to maintain its goodwill with its neighbour. "We will not let our country used by anybody to act against security and...

Nepal bridge provides shortest land route between India, China
Business Standard, 22 July 2014
Nepal today inaugurated the 100-meter-long Khurkot Bridge, built at a cost of USD 1.8 million, that will provide the shortest land route between China and India. Financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the bridge over the Sunkoshi River will also...

Sri Lanka needs no pacts to promote goodwill with India: GL Peiris
India Times, 22 July 2014
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka today said it will not act in any prejudicial manner against India's interests so that no agreements are needed to maintain its goodwill with its neighbour."We will not let our country used by anybody to act against security...

Rajapaksa wants world leaders to see Sri Lanka's reality
Business Standard, 21 July 2014
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said he wishes to see more foreign leaders visiting his country to experience the island's post conflict progress. Rajapaksa commented on the progress of the country while receiving the Prime Minister...

2 SSB battalions along India-Bhutan border soon
Times of India, 19 July 2014
GUWAHATI: Two more Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) battalions under Frontier Guwahati will soon be raised and deployed along the India-Bhutan border to curb divisive elements and anti-national activities in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, said an official statement...

UN Under-Secretary General to visit Nepal on Monday
Business Standard, 18 July 2014
A top UN official will arrive here on a two-day visit on Monday to get a first-hand information on the political situation in Nepal and the progress made in writing the country's constitution. Herve Ladsous, Under-Secretary General and Head of the...

2 SSB battalions along India-Bhutan border soon
Times of India, 18 July 2014
GUWAHATI: Two more Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) battalions under Frontier Guwahati will soon be raised and deployed along the India-Bhutan border to curb divisive elements and anti-national activities in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, said an official statement...

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 13 Indian fishermen
Colombo Page, 18 July 2014
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested 13 Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters, the Navy said. The Tamil Nadu fishermen from Ramanathapuram have been...

India should support UN probe against Sri Lanka, delegation from TN tells external affairs minister
Times of India, 16 July 2014
CHENNAI: A delegation led by Dharmapuri MP and PMK youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss met external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum demanding India support a UN probe against Sri Lanka. Retired IAS officer Devasagayam,...

39 Fishermen Arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
New Indian Express, 16 July 2014
RAMESWARAM: A total of 39 fishermen from Jagathapattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel today while fishing near the Palk Straits, fisheries department officials said. In the first incident, 23 fishermen who set out to...

India refuses to hold commerce ministers meeting in Bhutan
The Nation, 16 July 2014
 While India has expressed unwillingness to hold trade talks with Pakistan in Bhutan, Islamabad is still ignorant about any refusal from New Delhi about the development regarding Commerce Minister’s meeting at sideline of South Asia Free...

Asylum seekers held behind locked doors at sea, denied proper legal help: claim
The Age, 16 July 2014
More than 150 asylum seekers whose boat was intercepted near Christmas Island more than two weeks ago are being held behind locked doors on a customs ship in rooms without windows on the high seas, with no clue to where they are or where the Abbott government...

Australia may have breached key element of refugee convention in return of Sri Lankans intercepted a
The Age, 16 July 2014
The United Nations refugee agency has expressed alarm that Australia may have breached a cornerstone of the refugee convention by returning a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka after intercepting their boat at sea.

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