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EXCLUSIVE Crisis-hit Sri Lanka, India revive talks to link electric grids

COLOMBO, April 19 – India and Sri Lanka have resumed talks on linking their electricity grids, officials told Reuters on Tuesday, a step that could aid New Delhi’s goal of reducing China’s influence on the island nation, now grappling with a severe economic crisis. There was no immediate […]

India starts supplying rice to Sri Lanka in first major food aid

Summary Traders start loading 40,000 T rice from southern India Rice shipments will reach Sri Lanka before key festival India to ship at least 300,000 T rice to Sri Lanka in 2022 Shipments could augment supplies, ease prices in Sri Lanka MUMBAI/COLOMBO, April 2 (Reuters) – Indian traders […]

Sri Lanka’s president declares emergency amid protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency in the island nation Friday, a day after angry protesters demonstrated near his home demanding he resign and as plans were were made for a nationwide protest over the country’s worst economic crisis in memory. President […]

Sri Lanka begins trial of 25 accused of plotting 2019 Easter bombings

COLOMBO, Nov 23 – A Sri Lankan court on Tuesday began the trial of 25 men accused of plotting the Easter Sunday bombings that killed nearly 270 people in 2019, as lawyers warned of a protracted and complicated legal battle ahead. The suspects were brought under heavy guard […]

Skeletal elephant dies in Sri Lanka weeks after parade outcry

An emaciated 70-year-old elephant that caused a social media outcry after being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka has died, officials said Wednesday. The government has ordered an autopsy for Tikiri, a domesticated Asian elephant that died Tuesday night in Kegalle, 80 […]

SL score 264/7 against India

Leeds, Jul 6: Electing to bat, Sri Lanka scored 264 for 7 against India in their last league match of the World Cup here on Saturday. Brief Scores:  Sri Lanka: 264 for 7 in 50 overs (Angelo Mathews 113, Lahiru Thirimanne 53; Jasprit Bumrah 3/37). PTI

PM Modi arrives in Sri Lanka on second leg of his first foreign visit

Colombo, Jun 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday on the second leg of his first foreign visit after re-election last month, reflecting the importance India attaches to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. Modi was received by his Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport […]

PM’s meeting with President of Sri Lanka

open view news desk President of Sri Lanka H.E Maithripala Sirisena graced the swearing-in-ceremony of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30th May, 2019. In a bilateral meeting today, President Sirisena congratulated the Prime Minister on the re-assumption of Office following the resounding victory of his Party in […]

Sri Lanka signs port deal with India, Japan

Colombo : Sri Lanka has signed a deal with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal here amid increasing forays by China which has taken a strategic port on a 99-year lease that has worried New Delhi. The three countries will jointly build the East Container Terminal […]

Sri Lanka warns further Islamist militant attacks cannot be ruled out

COLOMBO – Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday, but warned the chance of further Islamist militant attacks could not be ruled out. Wickremesinghe said the government, which has made major strides […]

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