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To Manage Ties, Sri Lankan Govt Grants Strategic Port To India, Japan

The Sri Lankan Government has planned to offer India and Japan a strategically located deep-rooted seaport. Seen as Lanka’s stance to balance the international ties with India and Japan, the decision came after Colombo almost pulled a  deal last month to develop the east container terminal near the Chinese-run container jetty. Additionally, the government said the countries would have an 85% stake in the under-construction west container… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 10:08 PM / by Neha S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Sea Port, India, Japan, International Relation, China

Courtesy: Times of India

Pak Pm Imran Khan; Indian PM Narendra Modi.

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India Lends Its Air Space To Pak PM Imran Khan For His Sri Lanka Visit

India on February 22 allowed Pakistani PM Imran Khan to use the Indian air-space for his two-day visit to Sri Lanka. Pakistan had requested for the permission 10 days earlier under a protocol wherein government heads passing through alien air-space alert the countries concerned in advance. Notably, Pakistan had previously denied permission for air-space usage to President Ram Nath Kovind once, and to PM Narendra Modi twice in 2019.

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 10:45 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: India, Imran Khan, RamNath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Election Commission Chairman Discards BJP Expansion Claims

Sri Lankan Election Commission Chairman Nimal Punchihewa on February 15 discarded speculations concerning BJP's plans to instate a political unit in Sri Lanka. He asserted that electoral laws forbid external forces from conducting political operations in the island nation. Punchihewa's statement arrived after Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb claimed that the BJP was ambitioning political expansion into Sri Lanka and Nepal under the Atmanirbhar… read-more

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 03:59 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BJP, Sri Lanka, Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb, Election Commission

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China Wins Bid For Sri Lankan Solar Project Near TN Coast

China-based Sinosar-Etechwin has won the bid to set up a solar project on three Sri Lankan islands situated close to India's Rameshwaram. Reportedly, the USD 12-million project is a collaborative effort between Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board. Meanwhile, Indian authorities have expressed their discontentment for offering the tender to a Chinese company. Recently, the Sinhalese government had cancelled a tripartite agreement with India and… read-more

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 01:42 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: India, Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, China

Courtesy: The Indian express

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4 Tamil Nadu Fishers' Bodies Found At Sri Lankan Beach

The bodies of four Tamil Nadu fishermen that went missing on January 18 were discovered at a Sri Lankan beach on January 21. While the Indian High Commission in Colombo was informed about the bodies, cause of death is still unclear. However, another group of fisherman has alleged that the fishermen were attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami has demanded the Centre to instigate a probe in the matter.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 06:19 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Fishermen, Sri Lanka, India-Sri Lanka, Navy, Attack, CM Edappadi K Palaniswami

Courtesy: Times Of India

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Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 9 Indian Fishermen; Destroys Nets, Equipment

For crossing international borders and fishing in their territory, the Sri Lankan navy seized a boat and arrested nine Indian fishermen near Neduntheevu on January 9. Reportedly, the fishermen’s association has accused an officer of the Lankan Navy of intentionally destroying boats and fishing nets. They have also declared an indefinite strike from January 11. Moreover, they have demanded the government to initiate the release process of 52… read-more

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 07:34 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Sri Lanka, Navy, Fishermen, Ministry of Fisheries

Courtesy: Times Now

TN Leaders Condemn The Demolition Of The Memorial Monument In Sri Lanka

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TN Leaders Condemn Demolition Of Mullivaikkal Monument In Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami and Opposition Leader MK Stalin have denounced the reported demolition of a civil war memorial monument in Sri Lanka. Constructed in 2019, the monument in the premises of Jaffna University commemorated Tamil civilians who were killed in Mullivaikkal in 2009. Tagging PMO in his tweet, MK Stalin has urged the Centre to condemn the incident citing it as a blow to the Tamil sentiments.

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 - 07:51 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, Jaffna University, Mullivaikkal Monument, Tamil

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Lanka Navy Imprisons 47 Indian Fishermen

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47 Indian Fishermen Arrested in Sri Lanka; Claims Of Net Damage

The Sri Lankan Navy seized seven India boats and arrested 47 fishermen on December 14, alleging them of fishing outside the Indian boundaries. Arrested from the Neduntheevu islands in Sri Lanka, it was revealed that 27 fishermen hailed from Rameswaram and 20 others were the resident of Puthukottai, Tamil Nadu. However, the issue has been brought into the notice of Indian government and apparently to be produced in the Lankan court on December… read-more

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 12:00 AM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Sri Lanka, Fishermen, India, Tamil Nadu, boat

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Drugs Worth Rs 2.5 Billion Seized In Sri Lanka; Pakistan's ISI Suspected

Seizing drugs worth Rs 2.5 billion, Sri Lanka's Excise Department has arrested four people who were carrying the seized contraband from the Chinese-controlled Gwadar port of Pakistan. The arrest took place on December 6 in the Marawila Thoduwawa region. The officials seized 100 kilograms of heroin and 100 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (ice). Moreover, it is suspected that Pakistan's ISI and Chinese intelligence officials are involved… read-more

Sun, 06 Dec 2020 - 05:05 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Sri Lanka, Drugs, Gwadar, Excise Department

Courtesy: Zee News

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Cyclone 'Burevi' Moves Towards Indian Coast; IMD Issues Red Alert

After heavy downpours at north-eastern Sri Lankan coast on December 2, the tropical cyclone 'Burevi' is heading towards southern India. Reportedly, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued warnings of heavy rains into southern parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Reportedly, Kerala CM Pinarai Vijayan has taken precautionary measures by setting 2,500 relief camps to shift citizens from coastal regions. Burevi is expected to hit India’s… read-more

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 02:27 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Cyclone Burevi, Sri Lanka, Disaster, Central Government, PM Narendra Modi

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