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Sri Lankan President on three-day Bangladesh visit

Bilateral meetings with the Bangladesh President Date : July 13, 2017 Reporter : ANI Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 13 (ANI): Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday left for Bangladesh for a three-day state visit at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. During the visit, President Sirisena will hold bilateral meetings with his Bangladeshi counterpart Abdul Hamid as well as the Prime Minister. He will also hold bilateral meetings with the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, Health Minister, Speaker as well as the Opposition Leader, reports ...Full Story

POLITICS

Sri Lankan President on three-day Bangladesh visit

Date : July 13, 2017 Reporter : ANI Bilateral meetings with the Bangladesh President Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 13 (ANI): Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday left for Bangladesh for a three-day state visit at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. During the visit, President ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Sri Lankan navy arrests 37 Chinese fishermen, China urges early release

Date : August 8, 2012 Reporter : ANI Police for further investigations   Colombo, Aug. 6 (Xinhua-ANI): The Sri Lankannavy said it arrested 37 Chinese fishermen on Sunday night, and the Chinese embassy has called for an early release. Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Afghan President to arrive in Sri Lanka

Date : February 23, 2014 Reporter : adaderana.lk Strengthening the bilateral relations The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit on Sunday, aimed at further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two nations, officials said. The External Affairs ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Cash donation by Bangladesh for flood relief handed over to President

Date : June 20, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ Lanka.lk Bilateral relations between the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh A cash donation by the Bangladesh Government to assist the victims of recent flood and landslides in Sri Lanka was officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (20th June). Prime ...Full Story

HISTORY

Sri Lankan 'anti-government newspaper' journalist shot in neck

Date : February 17, 2013 Reporter : ANI A reporter has been short   London, Feb 17 (ANI): A reporter from Sri Lanka's most outspokenly anti-government newspaper has been shot by a group of unidentified men at his home near the capital, Colombo. Sunday Leader's Faraz ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Sri Lanka

Date : March 6, 2015 Reporter : ANI This will provide opportunities to build on the close contacts Colombo, Mar.6 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Sri Lanka, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation next week. According to reports, Swaraj was received at the Bandaranaike ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

More than 300 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

Date : October 29, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet At least 10 people died and more than 300 people remain missing COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- At least 10 people died and more than 300 people remain missing after a mudslide struck central Sri Lanka on Wednesday morning. The mudslide, which was preceded by weeks of monsoon rains, occurred at the ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Pope Begins Asia Tour

Date : January 12, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/VoA Pope Francis arrives Tuesday in Sri Lanka Pope Francis has begun a week-long trip to Asia, leaving Rome for Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The pope returns to Asia for the second time of his papacy, part of the Church's outreach to developing nations. Pope Francis ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Tamil Leaders Slam Sri Lankan Navy Chief´s Indian Visit

Date : October 23, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Accusations of atrocities have been rife since the end in May 2009 CHENNAI - Regional leaders in India's southern Tamil Nadu state slammed the visit of Sri Lankan navy chief, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, to the country. India is eyeing to build its defense ties with Sri Lanka to counter ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Japanese prime minister arrives in Sri Lanka for visit

Date : September 7, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet It is the first visit by a Japanese prime minister to the country in 24 years COLOMBO Sept 07:: Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe accompanied by a large business delegation arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday for a two-day official visit on an invitation extended by the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during ...Full Story

SPORTS

Sri Lanka vs India World T20 Final in Dhaka

Date : April 7, 2014 Reporter : Cricket Correspondent The grand finale of the 2014 World T20 Kumar Sangakkara hit a memorable half-century to help Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India in the World Twenty20 final in Dhaka on Sunday. The veteran left-hander knocked a 35-ball 52 not out in his last Twenty20 match to ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives in Sri Lanka

Date : September 16, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Development of the Silk Road Economic Belt Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday arrived in Sri Lanka, the first state visit by a Chinese head of state to the island nation in decades. Sri Lanka is the third leg of Xi's ongoing four-country Asia trip, Xinhua reported. ...Full Story

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