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Japan, Sri Lanka to further boost maritime security cooperation

This was decided at the meeting between Japanese Defence Minister Mr. Itsunori Onodera and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. The meeting also decided to give special attention towards strengthening the security and cooperation of Indian Ocean region while Japan will provide assistance to develop Sri Lanka’s maritime security. This is ... Read More »

PM Modi to eflag emergency ambulance service for Sri Lanka

The service has been introduced in two provinces of Sri Lanka with grant assistance from Government of India and is being expanded to remaining seven provinces. The inaugural function is being held in Jaffna of Northern Province where Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will also be present among other ... Read More »

Sri Lanka in a process to finalize Mattala airport deal with India

Sri Lankan Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala Desilva told Parliament that the airport, to be operated by Airports Authority of India (AAI), will be used for commercial purposes only and they are waiting for detailed plan to make the airport active. Replying to a question, the minister ... Read More »

EU warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

The diplomatic missions based in Colombo wrote a letter to Sri Lankan President Maithri­pala Sirisena yesterday that they fully oppose the recent statement by him that he will reinstate the death penalty. The missions said that they were writing to verify the worrying information in the public domain about the ... Read More »

Sri Lanka President slams PM Wickremesinghe for corruption

Addressing a commemoration event in Colombo Wednesday evening, Mr. Sirisena  said the late Sobitha Thera, who came forward to set up government through a common candidate, never asked that common candidate to loot the Central bank. Several members of United National Party (UNP) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe have ... Read More »

Army Chief to begin 4-day crucial visit to Sri Lanka today

The Army said Gen Rawat will hold talks with top political and military leadership of Sri Lanka and explore new areas of military-to-military cooperation between the ground forces of the two countries. The visit assumes significance in light of India’s persistent efforts to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship and ... Read More »