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PM Modi meets Lankan Prez, discusses fishermen row

BIMSTEC 2016 Date : October 16, 2016 Reporter : ANI Salcete (Goa) [India], Oct 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) 2016 here on Sunday during which they discussed the fishermen issue besides others matters of strategic importance. "The Prime Minister thanked Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for participating in the BRICS- BIMSTEC outreach and said that participation of all ...Full Story

POLITICS

PM Modi meets Lankan Prez, discusses fishermen row

Date : October 16, 2016 Reporter : ANI BIMSTEC 2016 Salcete (Goa) [India], Oct 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) 2016 here on Sunday during ...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

Sri Lanka briefs EU on moves to repeal anti-terror laws

Date : July 20, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network/ ANI Sri Lanka and the European Union Colombo, July 20 (ANI): Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) have had talks on the progress with regards to moves to repeal anti-terror laws, Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.> ANI Xinhua quoted the foreign ...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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