Further, PNS Taimur is expected to conduct a naval exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy on western seas before its departure on August 15.
"We continue to stand with Sri Lanka in multiple ways. Airports in India like Kochi and Trivandrum allowed technical landings,’’ stated the Indian High Commission in Colombo.
Some doctors have turned to social media to try to get donations of supplies or the funds to buy them. They're also urging Sri Lankans living overseas to help.
The protesters are demanding that Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe step down along with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who had promised to do so on July 13.
Representatives of India, Maldives, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka and observer countries Bangladesh and Seychelles attended the conclave.
The sixth deputy national security advisor-level meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) will be held in Kochi on Thursday.
The selection would be based on the ability to import without forex requirements from the Sri Lankan central bank, he added.
The first in-person talks with the IMF on Sri Lanka's bailout request commenced in Colombo and will continue for 10 days, the lender and the government said in brief statements.
As the pump ran out of petrol, motorists began to protest and the situation escalated into a clash with troops, police said
"We have taken this decision because other countries have offered more competitive tax relief than us in order to attract investors," Cabinet spokesperson Bandula Gunawardana said.
Last month, India extended an additional USD 500 million credit line to help Sri Lanka import fuel as the country has been struggling to pay for imports after its foreign exchange reserves plummeted.
India has said that as an eternal and reliable friend of Sri Lanka, New Delhi is fully supportive of the island nation's democracy, stability and economic recovery.
Business districts in the capital, Colombo, were closed, and bankers, teachers and other professionals held parades and joined the main protest site opposite the president’s office.
"It is the view of the election commission that an all-party cabinet or a similar body must set up an interim government," said Commissioner General of Elections Saman Sri Ratnayake.
The consumers in the island nation said that rice prices have risen to unbearable levels. The minimum price of a kilo of rice in the general market has now exceeded Rs 200-240, Colombo Page reported.
"The situation is very grave and we need a disaster management initiative to deal with the worsening situation," said Ravi Kumudesh, the head of the Medical Laboratory Technologists Association.
The MOUs include the implementation of Sri Lanka Unique Digital Identity programme with India's grant assistance and providing a Maritime Rescue Coordination Center.
An Indian official said he couldn’t confirm if the plants in the new agreement are to be built on the same islands earmarked for the Chinese project.
Education authorities said the term tests, scheduled a week from Monday, were postponed indefinitely due to an acute paper shortage as Sri Lanka contends with its worst financial crisis.
The government is yet to ascertain whether the attackers had any 'overseas links'.