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Sri Lanka Urges Caution From UNHCR
Sunday Leader, 25 August 2014
The Government has urged the UN refugee agency to exercise caution when giving refuge to Sri Lankans overseas. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ravinatha Aryasinghe said that following the end of the war Malaysia had assisted...

Sri Lanka rejects Subramanian Swamy's call for temporary fishing permits
Economic Times, 25 August 2014
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has rejected a call to allow Indian fishermen to fish in Lankan waters on a permit system for three years, days ahead of a meeting in Delhi to find an amicable solution to the contentious fishing issue.Turning down the suggestion...

Sri Lanka and China sign Bond Investment deal
Colombo Gazette, 25 August 2014
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the People’s Bank of China entered into a Bilateral Investment Agreement on Bond Investment today, which enables the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to further diversify its reserves management activities into Chinese...

India should legalise cattle trading with Bangladesh
Ground Report, 24 August 2014
Just before his retirement, the then BSF chief UK Bansal in November 2012 had made some observations about the Indian Border Security Force’s policies, and gave solution to the unabated killings and torture of Bangladeshi people along the border,...

Bhutan King calls on students to be nation builders
ANI News, 24 August 2014
Thimphu, Aug.23 (ANI): Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk has called on students to strive to become nation builders. Addressing a group of 2,315 graduates before the closing ceremony of the national graduate orientation programme (NGOP), Kuensel...

Sri Lanka Navy rescues two fishermen stranded in rough seas
Colombo Page, 24 August 2014
Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has come to the aid of two fishermen who got stranded in the rough seas during the inclement weather.A Naval P 474 patrol craft attached to the Western Naval Command rescued the two fishermen stranded in the rough seas...

Sri Lanka, China presidents to open the last phase of Norochcholai coal power plant
Colombo Page, 23 August 2014
Aug 23, Colombo: China's President Xi Jinping during his visit to Sri Lanka next month will join Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to commission the last phase of the China-funded Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai in north western...

Japan to boost investments in Sri Lanka industries
Colombo Page, 23 August 2014
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa Chairman of Japan Sri Lanka Enterprise Committee Thadai Suki recently discussed enhancing Japanese investments in Sri Lanka's industries.The Minister pointing out...

Sri Lanka Must Ensure Justice for Tamils: Modi
New Indian Express, 23 August 2014
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged Sri Lanka to ensure "equality, dignity, justice and self-respect" for its Tamil minority.Modi made the appeal when a six-member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Sri Lanka's...

India stresses the need for a political solution within the framework of united Sri Lanka
Colombo Page, 22 August 2014
Aug 22, New Delhi: India today reiterated its stance that Sri Lankans need a political solution to the ethnic Tamil issue within the framework of a united Sri Lanka.India stressed that a political solution to the ethnic issue need to substantially address...

India firm on Tamil rights in Sri Lanka
Hindu, 22 August 2014
India was keen on engaging with the Sri Lankan government and all political parties to help with the ongoing reconciliation process in the island nation.This was conveyed to a visiting Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation by External Affairs Minister...

Sri Lankan President cancels Pakistan visit amid unrest in Islamabad
Colombo Page, 21 August 2014
Aug 21, Islamabad: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cancelled his visit to Pakistan that was scheduled for later this week due to the political unrest in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad, Pakistani Foreign Office has said.During the...

Vietnamese parliamentary delegation visits Sri Lanka parliament
Colombo Page, 21 August 2014
Aug 21, Colombo: A delegation of members of the National Assembly of Vietnam led by the head of Justice Committee Nguyen Van Hien visited Sri Lankan Parliament Thursday and held bilateral talks with Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody at the Parliament...

Nepal, India oil PSUs begin formal talks on petroleum pipeline
DNA, 21 August 2014
Oil Public Sector Undertakings (OPSUs) of Nepal and India have formally begun talks on developing the much-delayed 41-kilometer-long Amlekhgunj-Raxaul petroleum pipeline project. Officials of the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Indian Oil Corporation...

Govt to sign trade pact with Bhutan
Himalayan Times, 21 August 2014
KATHMANDU: Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa has said that the government is planning to sign a trade treaty with Bhutan to promote bilateral trade.“Bhutan is our potential market, but we have not yet signed any treaty to...


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