Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa vows to fix 'misconceptions' over human rights record

Lankan troops were accused of systematic abuses during the island's decades-long separatist war against the Tamil Tigers insurgent group, including the killing of at least 40,000 civilians.

published on : 18th January 2022

India extends USD 500 million line of credit to help Sri Lanka purchase fuel 

Power Minister Gamini Lokuge was supposed to hold talks with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Tuesday as part of a desperate measure to tide over the crisis.

published on : 18th January 2022

Sri Lanka repays USD 500 million international sovereign bonds amidst economic crisis

The settlement of these bonds, issued in 2012, came despite calls from the business fraternity, economic analysts and opposition politicians to defer the payment in view of the severe forex crisis.

published on : 18th January 2022

Sri Lanka to hold talks with Indian Oil to tide over energy crisis

Sri Lanka is grappling with a shortage of almost all essentials due to the lack of foreign exchange to pay for its imports.

published on : 17th January 2022

Sri Lanka invites more Indian investments in ports, infra, energy and manufacturing sectors

Lankan Finance Minister held talks with Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday during which the two ministers discussed projects and investment plans by India that would strengthen Lanka's economy.

published on : 16th January 2022

India asks Sri Lanka for release of fishermen on humanitarian grounds

Of the 68 Indian fishermen detained in Sri Lanka, 13 were released in the first week of January.

published on : 16th January 2022

India grants financial assistance of over USD 900 million to Sri Lanka to overcome forex crisis

Commenting on India's gesture, analysts said the Indian assistance could have contributed to Sri Lanka's doubling of reserves announced at the end of December.

published on : 14th January 2022

Nagapattinam fishermen robbed by Sri Lankan assailants? 

A group of fishers from Pushpavanam in Nagapattinam district were assaulted and robbed allegedly by Sri Lankan assailants on Wednesday night.

published on : 14th January 2022

Stalin expresses dismay over remand extension of TN fishermen

 M K Stalin on Thursday urged the Centre to intervene and secure their immediate release.

published on : 13th January 2022

Former Sri Lankan prison commissioner sentenced to death over prisoners' killings

The Colombo High Court trial on Wednesday found the former superintendent Emil Ranjan Lamahewa guilty and passed the death sentence.

published on : 13th January 2022

Sri Lanka seeks USD 1 billion loan from India

Last week, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi that Sri Lanka would be helped if the debt could be restructured.

published on : 12th January 2022

Sri Lanka to return Indian prisoners under SAARC prisoner exchange agreement

Prison Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said that the additional Secretary to the ministry of justice has informed the commissioner general of prisons to release the two Indian nationals.

published on : 12th January 2022

42 people indicted in Easter attack, say Sri Lanka as it refutes allegation of 'conspiracy'

Nine suicide bombers belonging to local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaat (NTJ) linked to ISIS carried out a series of devastating blasts.

published on : 11th January 2022

Sri Lanka launches luxury train service with India's assistance

India had provided AC Diesel Multiple Units under the loan facility.

published on : 10th January 2022

Sri Lankan batter Danushka Gunathilaka, 30, retires from Test cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket said that the batter will now be focusing on the shorter formats.

published on : 8th January 2022
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