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Sushma Swaraj describes her Nepal visit very successful
Times of India, 27 July 2014
KATHMANDU: Describing her three-day visit to Nepal as very successful, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said the two countries have resolved to extend their cooperation in a number of areas to strengthen bilateral ties. "It was...

Only fresh meeting between Tamil Nadu-Sri Lanka fishermen will solve problems, says TNCC President B
DNA, 27 July 2014
Only a fresh meeting between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka will solve the problems of the fishing community of the state, TNCC president BS Gnanadesikan said here today. Speaking to reporters here, he suggested that Tamil Nadu government arrange...

Sri Lanka Army rejects US Embassy claim on Commission to Investigate Missing Persons
Colombo Page, 27 July 2014
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya yesterday rejected the claims of skepticism by an unnamed spokesman of the US Embassy in Colombo regarding the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing...

India to inform Sri Lanka about terror cloud on Colombo Pakistan Embassy official
Economic Times, 27 July 2014
NEW DELHI: India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern...

China-Sri Lanka ties at new high, focusing on trade
Daily Times, 27 July 2014
COLOMBO: China and Sri Lanka’s cooperation has grown significantly, the Chinese ambassador has said, noting that greater trade relations and mutual understanding would further enhance bilateral ties. Chinese investment is in Sri Lanka’s...

China-Sri Lanka ties at new high, focusing on trade
Daily Times, 27 July 2014
COLOMBO: China and Sri Lanka’s cooperation has grown significantly, the Chinese ambassador has said, noting that greater trade relations and mutual understanding would further enhance bilateral ties. Chinese investment is in Sri Lanka’s...

PM orders waterways around Dhaka
BDNews24, 27 July 2014
A meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday discussed the revival of the Buriganga and other rivers in the Dhaka metropolitan area and the building of circular roads and waterways, prime minister’s press secretary AKM Shamim Chowdhury...

PM Modi first foreign leader to address Nepal Parliament on Aug 4
One India, 26 July 2014
New Delhi, July 26: In a first Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is likely to address NRIs in United States in September, will be addressing the Nepal Parliament on August 4 during his two-day visit to the country. This comes a month after Narendra...

India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade, says Seshadri Chari
Economic Times, 26 July 2014
SINGAPORE: India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said."We have told them (Sri Lanka) that you should resolve the Tamil issue if you want trade...

Sri Lanka to play major role in Maritime Silk Road: China
Economic Times, 26 July 2014
BEIJING: China today said Sri Lanka will play a very important role in its strategic Maritime Silk Road initiative for which India has been invited to be a part."Sri Lanka will gain from the proposed Maritime Silk Route (MSR) policy of the Chinese...

President extends Independence Day greetings to Maldives
Business Standard, 25 July 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee today extended his greetings to Maldives on the eve of its Independence Day and hoped that relationship between two the countries would continue to expand and strengthen further. In a message to his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla...

Modi to Visit Nepal August 3-4
New Indian Express, 24 July 2014
KATHMANDU:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal Aug 3-4, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey announced Thursday.The visit follows an invitation from Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Pandey told IANS.Koirala Thursday approved the dates...


Hindu, 24 July 2014
India’s human development index has improved very slightly but remains among the median countries in terms of human development, just seven places above Bangladesh, the 2014 UNDP Human Development Report released on Thursday morning shows.The...

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 38 Tamil Nadu Fishermen
NDTV, 24 July 2014
Rameswaram:  Thirty-eight fishermen from Kottaipattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel early today on charges of crossing International Maritime Boundary Line.The Lankan navy personnel also seized nine of their boats,...


Daily Times, 23 July 2014
COLOMBO: A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island’s Buddhists to halt violence against minority Muslims and rejected him as a global spiritual leader. Buddhist monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara said...

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