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Warming the US-Bangladesh relations
Daily Star, 19 February 2014
A diplomatic mission led by the foreign secretary left for Washington on February 16 to hold a comprehensive discussion with the State Department officials for four days to address the concerns of the United States.  During the first term of Sheikh...

Prince Charles makes a personal donation for upkeep of colonial British cemetery in Sri Lanka
Colombo Page, 19 February 2014
Feb 19, Colombo: Britain's Prince Charles has made a personal donation towards the upkeep of the British Garrison Cemetery in Kandy.The Prince's donation will go towards the continuing upkeep of the colonial cemetery, which is visited by many...

India allocates more funds for SL
Daily Mirror, 18 February 2014
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs  today allocated Rs 500 crore for 2014-15 for  Sri Lanka’s development, which is an increase compared to last year, PTI reported.In the Union Budget, Finance Minister P Chidambaram allocated a...

Sri Lanka special human right envoy not left out of Geneva delegation
Colombo Page, 18 February 2014
Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President 's Special Human Rights Envoy Plantation Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has been included in the Sri Lankan delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva next month.Minister...

Sri Lanka sends delegation to South Africa to study reconciliation model
Colombo Page, 18 February 2014
Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka, keen on adopting the model of South Africa's restorative justice body, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, assembled to promote post-apartheid national unity and reconciliation, will send a delegation to South Africa...

Australia asks international community to engage with Sri Lanka
Colombo Page, 17 February 2014
Feb 17, Colombo: The Australian government reaffirming its commitment to work with the Sri Lankan government to achieve peace has asked the international community to engage with Sri Lanka and not isolate the country.During a recent ceremony at the...

External Affairs Minister to lead Sri Lankan delegation to SAARC foreign ministers meeting
Colombo Page, 17 February 2014
Feb 17, Colombo: External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris will lead the Sri Lankan delegation to the 35th Session of the Council of Ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Male,the capital of the Maldives from...

Bangladesh looks into Al Qaeda threat
News Track India, 17 February 2014
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh said Sunday it will look into the recent "Al Qaeda threat" to wage an intifada in the country that sparked a war of words among political parties.Officials say the government's relevant authorities are now...

Bangladesh looks into Al Qaeda threat
News Track India, 17 February 2014
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh said Sunday it will look into the recent "Al Qaeda threat" to wage an intifada in the country that sparked a war of words among political parties.Officials say the government's relevant authorities are now...

Sri Lanka receives support for a counterproposal to dilute the US -sponsored resolution at UN
Colombo Page, 16 February 2014
Feb 16, Colombo: Several countries supportive of Sri Lanka have considered a counterproposal against the United States- sponsored resolution that will be brought against the country at the upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva...


Indian Express, 15 February 2014
Pranab Mukherjee to Bangladesh: Help India drive greater integration of South and S-E Asia Expressing full commitment to Bangladesh’s economic development, President Pranab Mukherjee has said that it was in the interest of India to have a democratic,...

Jayalalithaa urged to PM for securing fishermen's release from Sri Lanka
Business Standard, 15 February 2014
Jayalalithaa wrote the letter Feb 14 and the text was released here Saturday.The chief minister while citing the arrest of 29 Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka Thursday, said: "I once again urge you to intervene personally and ensure the matter is...

Japan grants Rs. 37 million for disaster risk reduction in Sri Lanka
Colombo Page, 15 February 2014
Feb 14, Colombo: A Japanese NGO has received a Rs. 37 million grant from Japan for a capacity building project on community-based disaster risk reduction in Sri Lanka.The Japanese Ambassador in Colombo Nobuhito Hobo and Program Unit Chief of Civic Force...

UK monitoring civil, political rights and land issues in Sri Lanka
Colombo Page, 15 February 2014
Feb 15, Colombo: The British government said it will continue to monitor closely civil and political rights as well as land issues in Sri Lanka.Responding to a question raised during a debate on Sri Lanka in the UK parliament on Thursday, the Minister...

Sri Lankan Navy acting with greater impunity after talks: Jayalalithaa
Indian Express, 15 February 2014
Charging Sri Lankan navy with acting with “greater impunity” against Indian fishermen from the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalalithaa said the island’s navy has intensified its “hostile action” after the Indo-Lankan...

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