Decision to lease Hambantota port to China was a ‘mistake’, confesses Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary

Decision to lease Hambantota port to China was a ‘mistake’, confesses Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary

Colombo: Jayanath Colombage, Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary, accepted that giving the Hambantota port to China was a big mistake. But Foreign Secretary Colambage asserted that henceforth, the Sri Lankan foreign policy would be India centric. Colambage also assured that Sri Lanka would not carry out any acts that will threaten Indian security. He reassured India […]

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Victory for Rajapaksa is a fresh opportunity for India-Sri Lanka to enhance ties: Indian High Commissioner

Victory for Rajapaksa is a fresh opportunity for India-Sri Lanka to enhance ties: Indian High Commissioner

Colombo/New Delhi: Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in for the fourth time, as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, congratulated him saying that his majority is one more opportunity for India and Sri Lanka to develop bilateral cooperation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him a successful tenure, over the telephone. Last week, […]

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India sends medicines and other medical supplies to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

India sends medicines and other medical supplies to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

New Delhi: – India has started supply of medicines and medical kits to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, for the fight against the Coronavirus. This the medicine Hydroxychloroquine, proved to be the most effective drug against Coronavirus, along with medical supplies like gloves and masks. Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka have expressed gratitude for these […]

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After Indian agencies send alert, Sri Lanka coast guard intercept, seize two Pakistani boats smuggling drugs

After Indian agencies send alert, Sri Lanka coast guard intercept, seize two Pakistani boats smuggling drugs

New Delhi: Based on the information given by the Indian security agencies, Sri Lanka’s coast guard seized two boats carrying drugs from the Pakistani port of Karachi. The rise in drug smuggling in India and Sri Lanka has been a significant matter of concern for both countries. Therefore, the two countries are working closely on […]

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15 IS affiliates trying to sneak into India from Sri Lanka, Navy, Coast Guard and marine cops placed on high alert after the warning from Intel

15 IS affiliates trying to sneak into India from Sri Lanka, Navy, Coast Guard and marine cops placed on high alert after the warning from Intel

Thiruvananthapuram: The Intelligence agencies warned that nearly 15 IS terrorists have set off towards Lakshadweep in a boat. Following this warning, the security agencies have been placed on high alert and patrolling in the coastal areas of Lakshadweep and Kerala has been intensified. Indian Navy, Coast Guard and Marine cop boats and surveillance aircraft too […]

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US to assist Sri Lanka in marine security, announcement in a joint statement by the two countries

US to assist Sri Lanka in marine security, announcement in a joint statement by the two countries

Washington: The United States has adopted an aggressive stance to stop Chinese activities from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian ocean. The United States has initiated efforts to build relations with the countries in the sector and is deliberately improving its marine cooperation, with Sri Lanka. David Hale, US Under Secretary of State for Political […]

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IS chief Baghdadi warns of attacks on France and its allies in a new video

IS chief Baghdadi warns of attacks on France and its allies in a new video

Cairo: Abu Bakr-al-Baghdadi, the chief of the terrorist organisation IS, who had announced establishing Caliphate the world over by initiating conflict between Iraq and Syria, has instigated his supporters once again. Baghdadi claimed to have avenged the defeat in Syria, by carrying out blasts in churches and five-star hotels in Sri Lanka. He further incited […]

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Sri Lanka imposes Burqa ban; President Sirisena issues ordinance

Sri Lanka imposes Burqa ban; President Sirisena issues ordinance

Colombo: Srilanka imposed a Burqa Ban on Monday. President Maitripala Sirisena issued an ordinance banning the burqa, using special powers. The Sri Lankan President’s office informed that this decision has been taken in view of security. The Sri Lankan President’s office said that although the order does not mention burqa and Hijab directly, it says […]

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Emergency declared in Sri Lanka; the number of dead crosses 290, 8 Indians among dead

Emergency declared in Sri Lanka; the number of dead crosses 290, 8 Indians among dead

Colombo: The number of people killed in the Sunday serial blasts, in Sri Lanka, has reached 290. One more planned saboteur activity was busted with the seizure of 87 detonators from the bus depot in capital Colombo. But this has made the security conditions critical, and therefore, Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena declared emergency in […]

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