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China, ASEAN to have South China Sea talks
Chinadaily, 19 June 2014
China is willing to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote a code of conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Thursday.

Bangladesh, Cambodia seek new areas of cooperation
B4News, 18 June 2014
According to a joint statement issued after the talks between the two prime ministers in Dhaka on Tuesday, the joint commission would identify “new areas of cooperation and coordinate and deepen existing cooperation in various areas”.An...

U.S. condemns Sri Lanka violence, says minorities must be protected
Reuters, 18 June 2014
(Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday condemned religious violence in Sri Lanka and called on the government to fulfil its obligations to protect religious minorities.At least three Muslims were killed and 75 people seriously injured in violence...

SL keen to set up ties with new nations: MR
Daily Mirror, 17 June 2014
Displaying 03.jpgPresident Mahinda Rajapaksa has told Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday that establishing relationships with new nations is a part of the Government’s policy.President Rajapaksa, who travelled to Bolivia to attend the Summit...

Pakistan Army Chief's visit postponed
Daily Mirror, 17 June 2014
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has postponed his official visit to Sri Lanka, Geo News reported Tuesday.Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) said that the Army Chief visit to Sri Lanka has been deferred in view of the ongoing operation...

Bolivian State Assembly to honor Sri Lankan President with Order of the Democratic Merit
Colombo Page, 17 June 2014
June 16, La Paz: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who traveled to Bolivia to participate in the G77+China Summit in Santa Cruz , arrived in the Bolivian city of La Paz on Monday (June 16) morning. The President was received by high-level...

High-powered Chinese business delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka Thursday
Colombo Page, 17 June 2014
June 17, Colombo: A high-powered Chinese business delegation will arrive in Sri Lanka on Thursday to explore trade and investment opportunities in the country.The 20-member delegation is organized by the Beijing Lansing Century Exhibition Company Ltd...

Stronger India Good for Bhutan, South Asia: Modi
New IndianExpress, 17 June 2014
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his first foreign visit on a resounding note, saying that a stronger India can only be good for Bhutan and the South Asian region - even as he reiterated that a change of dispensation does not impact ties...

Pillay "deeply alarmed" at clashes in Sri Lanka
Hindu, 17 June 2014
Navi Pillay, the outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed deep alarm on Monday at the inter-communal violence in Sri Lanka.“The Government must urgently do everything it can to arrest this violence, curb the incitement...

Modi's Visit Will Strengthen Indo-Bhutan Relations: Swaraj
New IndianExpress, 16 June 2014
THIMPU: India Monday described as "extremely successful and entirely satisfying" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhutan and said it would strengthen Indo-Bhutan relations."This visit has been extremely successful and entirely...

India to set up digital library in Bhutan
Times of India, 16 June 2014
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday emphasized on the possibilities of greater educational contacts with Bhutan and suggested doubling the scholarships being provided to Bhutanese students in India. India will now provide scholarships...

Bhutan visit extremely successful and entirely satisfying: Swaraj
Times of India, 16 June 2014
THIMPU: India on Monday described as "extremely successful and entirely satisfying" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhutan and said it would strengthen Indo-Bhutan relations. "This visit has been extremely successful and entirely...

10 key points of PM Narendra Modi's Bhutan visit
Times of India, 16 June 2014
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on Monday from his 2-day Bhutan trip. This was PM's first foreign trip since assuming charge. During Modi's tour, both countries reaffirmed their commitment to extensive development cooperation...

Stability in India will help Bhutan: Modi
Hindu, 16 June 2014
India and Bhutan on Monday decided to scale up their bilateral relations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that a “strong” and “prosperous” India can help smaller countries in the region.Concluding his two-day visit...

Indian PM Modi to visit Nepal in August'
Republica, 16 June 2014
KATHMANDU, June 15: Recently appointed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Nepal in the first week of August 2014, an Indian newspaper, The Telegraph reported on Sunday.According to the online-edition of the news report,  Modi will...


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