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Australian Immigration Minister to visit Sri Lanka amid asylum seeker controversy
Colombo Page, 5 July 2014
July 05, Colombo: Australia's Immigration and Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison will visit Sri Lanka next week amid the controversy of Australia reportedly returning two boat loads of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers in mid sea to Sri Lanka.The...

Sri Lanka Defense Secretary meets with Buddhist leaders
Colombo Page, 5 July 2014
July 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has met the Buddhist leaders yesterday evening, government sources said.The representatives of the three factions of the Buddhist monks, the Siyam, Ramanna and...

Modi may announce huge economic package for Nepal during his trip
Times of India, 5 July 2014
KATHMANDU: India is expected to announce a major economic assistance package for Nepal during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the country. India's ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Saturday met Nepal's finance minister Ram...

US urges Sri Lanka to take meaningful governance steps
Zee News, 5 July 2014
Colombo: The United States has urged Sri Lanka to take thoughtful steps regarding democratic governance, justice, reconciliation and accountability. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michael J. Sison said at an event in Colombo celebrating the 238th Independence...

Japan PM may visit in Aug-Sept
Daily Star, 5 July 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Bangladesh and Sri Lanka between the end of August and early September to mobilise support for Japan's candidacy for a 2016-2017 non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC).Foreign...

Sushma paves way for better Bangla ties
Business Standard, 5 July 2014
The recent visit by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Bangladesh has injected a fresh lease of life to strategic ties between the two countries, although the Teesta water sharing pact and the land boundary agreement did not materialise.India,...

India committed to strengthening ties with Bangladesh
Business Standard, 4 July 2014
India and Bangladesh have been consistently working towards strengthening bilateral ties.In a bid to strengthen strategic partnership, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently visited Bangladesh, where she called upon top political leaders and...

Sri Lanka, China discuss beginning negotiations on proposed free trade agreement
Colombo Page, 3 July 2014
July 02, Beijing: Sri Lanka's Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, currently visiting China as the Sri Lankan president's special envoy, Wednesday met with the Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Xinhua news agency reported.During the...

Sri Lanka police seek Interpol assistance to nab LTTE activist
Colombo Page, 3 July 2014
July 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have launched investigations into the activities of a suspect who had maintained close links with the defeated Tamil terrorist group of Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).The suspect, Kathirwel Dayabaran...

Lankan foreign minister to visit India next week
Times of India, 3 July 2014
NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan foreign minister G L Peiris will be visiting India next week to hold talks with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj during which key issues, including the welfare of Tamils in Lanka and fishermen, are expected to be discussed. Ministry...

US for Bangladesh-India friendly ties
BDNews24, 3 July 2014
The US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia visited Bangladesh last year ahead of Jan 5 elections to try to broker peace among the bickering political parties.But her initiative failed. After holding the election boycotted by the BNP, the...

China permits more direct flights to Sri Lanka, Maldives
Economic Times, 3 July 2014
BEIJING: China has permitted more direct flights to Sri Lanka and Maldives to facilitate its tourists to visit the two South Asian countries, which have emerged as Beijing's strategic allies in recent years.Sri Lankan Airlines has launched a non-stop...

Sri Lanka, China discuss beginning negotiations on proposed free trade agreement
Colombo Page, 3 July 2014
July 02, Beijing: Sri Lanka's Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, currently visiting China as the Sri Lankan president's special envoy, Wednesday met with the Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Xinhua news agency reported.During the...

Bangladesh to open mission in Afghanistan
BDNews24, 3 July 2014
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told Parliament on Wednesday the government considered “geo-political and strategic interest” in taking decision to open a new mission.He hoped the Bangladesh mission at Warsaw in Poland, Vienna in Austria...

Arms recovered along Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura
Business Standard, 2 July 2014
The Rapid Action Batallion of Bangladesh recently recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from Satchharhi jungles of Habiganj district, bordering Tripura.The ammunition, including some 200 anti-tank weapons is suspected to be linked to the now-weakened...

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