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Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia to sign migrant worker deal
Business Standard, 14 February 2014
The Sri Lankan cabinet has cleared a landmark migrant worker agreement with Saudi Arabia that could result in better working conditions for thousands of Sri Lankans in that country, an official said Friday. The proposed agreement on domestic worker...

Sri Lanka, China FTA expected to conclude this year: Foreign Minister
Xinhua, 13 February 2014
BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris said on Wednesday that the Sri Lanka-China free trade agreement was expected to be concluded before the end of this year."The feasibility study is on the verge...

Pakistani posses Indian rupees in Sri Lanka, arrested
Business Standard, 13 February 2014
A Pakistan national has been arrested by Colombo airport customs officials for possessing Indian Rs.1.5 million, media reported.The man arrived from Karachi by Sri Lankan Airlines' flight UL184 at Katunayake International Airport here at 9.20 p.m....

Sri Lanka, China FTA expected to conclude this year
Business Standard, 13 February 2014
Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris said Wednesday that the Sri Lanka-China free trade agreement (FTA) was expected to be concluded before the end of this year.The feasibility study is on the verge of completion. It will be a landmark,...

Sri Lankan fishermen remanded
Hindu, 12 February 2014
The twenty-five Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by the Coast Guard for fishing in the Indian territorial waters off Velankanni were produced before the Chief judicial Magistrate’s Court here on Tuesday. The men, from Paruthithurai and Kalthurai of...

I always wanted to talk to the LTTE: CBK
Daily Mirror, 8 February 2014
Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said she always tried her best for peace despite military conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka during her tenure.Speaking at the sixth international women’s...

Australia returns 45 Sri Lankan boat people home
Colombo Page, 7 February 2014
Feb 06, Colombo: The Australian Government has Thursday returned 45 Sri Lankans who arrived illegally in Australia by boat.The Australian High Commission in Colombo said in a statement that all 45 detainees were screened out of a protection assessment...

Russian delegation meets Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister
Colombo Page, 7 February 2014
Feb 06, Colombo: A senior delegation of the Russian parliament Duma led by its Deputy Chairman and Vice-Speaker Sergey Zheleznjak met with Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris Wednesday and held discussions.The Minister and...

United States military trains and demines Sri Lanka's North
Colombo Page, 7 February 2014
Feb 07, Colombo: The United States Pacific Army's fourth Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) team concluded its three week training program in Vavuniya today.This intensive "train-the-trainers" program ran from January 27 � February...

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister to visit China
Colombo Page, 7 February 2014
Feb 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris will visit China next week on a four-day official visit.Prof. Peiris will pay a visit to Beijing from February 10 to 13, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said...

Eastern Nepal becomes hideout for Indian criminals, militants
Mizo News, 7 February 2014
Kathmandu: Jhapa, the easternmost district of Nepal and sharing its border with India’s West Bengal state, has become a haven for members of various Indian underground armed outfits and criminal groups, the Nepal Police has said.On Jan 26, Indian...

Sri Lanka unlikely to question legality of UN report despite speculations
Colombo Page, 7 February 2014
Feb 07, Colombo: Despite speculations in legal and diplomatic circles, Sri Lanka may not challenge the legality of the UN Secretary General's Panel of Experts' Report on which the two US-sponsored resolutions against Sri Lanka were based on,...

Sri Lanka military rejects new war crime allegations report
Colombo Page, 6 February 2014
6, Colombo: Sri Lanka military today flatly rejected a new report released by an Australian NGO alleging that Sri Lanka forces committed a majority of war crimes and claiming that there is new evidence to prove the allegations.The Public Interest Advocacy...

US official meets envoys in Geneva to discuss Sri Lanka resolution
Colombo Page, 5 February 2014
Feb 05, Colombo: The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Desai Biswal, who concluded a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday, met with the Geneva-based envoys of the UN member countries to discuss the US resolution on...

Russia assures to support Sri Lanka to face international challenges
Colombo Page, 5 February 2014
Feb 05, Colombo: The government of Russian Federation has expressed its full support to Sri Lanka in its efforts to face challenges posed by the international community.Russia has given this assurance when the Vice Speaker of the Russian State Duma...

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