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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi invited to Sri Lanka by PM

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi invited to Sri Lanka by PM

In a significant development that could bring Congress role into Indias neighbourhood diplomacy, party president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been invited to Sri Lanka by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. MORE..

September 18, 2015  02:18 pm|

PM Wickremasinghe meets Indian President

PM Wickremasinghe meets Indian President

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan a short while ago. MORE...

September 16, 2015  12:10 pm|

Modi confident Sri Lanka will achieve genuine reconciliation

Modi confident Sri Lanka will achieve genuine reconciliation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed confidence that Sri Lanka will achieve genuine reconciliation and development with the wisdom and will of the leadership and the support of the people.

September 15, 2015  02:01 pm|

Ranil meets Modi in New Delhi

Ranil meets Modi in New Delhi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in Delhi a short while ago. MORE..

September 15, 2015  12:12 pm|

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Sri Lanka and looks forward to taking the ties to new heights as he received former President Chandrika Kumaratunga in New Delhi. MORE..

September 4, 2015  10:21 am|

India unsuited to play mediator due to TN factor - Dayan

India unsuited to play mediator due to TN factor - Dayan

India is structurally unsuited to be mediator or facilitator in the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict because it is subject to the emotional and electoral power of one of its constituent states, namely, Tamil Nadu, argues former Sri Lankan envoy at the UN in Geneva, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka. MORE..

April 17, 2015  01:47 pm|

Lanka for Indias inclusion in regional cooperation with China

Lanka for Indias inclusion in regional cooperation with China

Sri Lanka has backed Chinas surprise initiative to make India an important component of a regional cooperation to address New Delhis concerns over Chinese involvement in large-scale projects in the country, a senior Sri Lankan minister has said. MORE...

March 29, 2015  10:23 pm|

Modis call for devolution of power gets mixed reactions

Modis call for devolution of power gets mixed reactions

Prime Minister Narendra Modis call for early and full implementation of the 13th Amendment, that sets up a mechanism for devolution of power to provincial councils, and going beyond it to achieve reconciliation with the Tamil minority community during his recent Sri Lanka visit has got a mixed response. MORE...

March 16, 2015  04:21 pm|

Modis historic visit will pave way for stronger ties: BJP

Modis historic visit will pave way for stronger ties: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modis recent visit to Sri Lanka as historic and said that it would pave the way for strong ties between both nations. MORE...

March 16, 2015  10:23 am|

Modi visit wont hurt Sri Lanka-China ties: Chinese commentary

Modi visit wont hurt Sri Lanka-China ties: Chinese commentary

China-Sri Lanka relations will not be affected by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit but only grow stronger, a commentary in the Chinese media said. MORE...

March 15, 2015  07:40 am|

Sri Lanka-India ties have grown stronger: Maj Gen Sinho

Sri Lanka-India ties have grown stronger: Maj Gen Sinho

Major General (retd.) S.R. Sinho, an Indian defence expert, on Saturday said the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka should be seen as a good gesture on the part of as India, and added that the bilateral relationship between India and its neighbours has improved. MORE..

March 14, 2015  02:16 pm|

Be patient with Sri Lankan govt.: Modi to TNA

Be patient with Sri Lankan govt.: Modi to TNA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Sri Lankas Tamils to be patient with the new government in Colombo, The Hindu learns from sources. MORE..

March 14, 2015  10:09 am|

Rajapaksa says RAW rallied opposition to his presidency

Rajapaksa says RAW rallied opposition to his presidency

Claiming that the Research and Analysis Wing conspired with Western agencies CIA and MI-6 to rally the opposition led by President Maithripala Sirisena against his presidency, Sri Lankas former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he does not, however, believe Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the government was responsible. MORE..

March 14, 2015  12:43 am|

Unity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka paramount to India: Modi

Unity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka paramount to India: Modi

India and Sri Lanka dont have a land boundary but we are the closest neighbours in every sense, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, addressing the Sri Lankan Parliament today. MORE..

March 13, 2015  04:33 pm|

Tamils in Canada urge Modi to pressure Sri Lanka

Tamils in Canada urge Modi to pressure Sri Lanka

Welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Colombo, a leading Tamil group in Canada - home to the largest Tamil diaspora outside Sri Lanka - has urged him to put pressure on new President Maithiripala Sirisena to resolve the dragging ethnic issue. MORE..

March 13, 2015  04:12 pm|

India to help Trincomalee become regional energy hub

India to help Trincomalee become regional energy hub

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the Indian government will extend visa on arrival facility to Sri Lankan nationals from 14 April this year. MORE..

March 13, 2015  12:14 pm|

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka early this morning for a historic visit during which he is expected to hold talks with the countrys top leadership. MORE..

March 13, 2015  06:43 am|

Modi likely to meet Rajapaksa during visit

Modi likely to meet Rajapaksa during visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet the former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to the island nation beginning Friday. Efforts are on to arrange a meeting in Colombo, political sources has told The Hindu newspaper. MORE....

March 12, 2015  10:30 am|

PM Modi to push economic ties in Sri Lanka

PM Modi to push economic ties in Sri Lanka

India is expected to offer a credit line to Sri Lanka to ensure funds for infrastructure and development projects and expanded support for military training during Prime Minister Narendra Modis two-day visit to the island nation this week, as New Delhi aims to match growing Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean Region. MORE...

March 9, 2015  07:10 am|

Congress leader wants PM to cancel Lanka visit over Ranils remark

Congress leader wants PM to cancel Lanka visit over Ranils remark

Condemning Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghes controversial remarks regarding Indian fishermen, Congress leader V Narayanasamy today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel his visit to the island nation scheduled for next week as a mark of protest. MORE...

March 8, 2015  07:00 pm|

Sri Lanka may release Tamil detainee ahead of Modis visit

Sri Lanka may release Tamil detainee ahead of Modis visit

Coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit here next week, Sri Lanka is likely to release a Tamil mother who has symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearance of Tamils during the final stages of the war against the LTTE in 2009, DNA Iindia news agency reported. MORE...

March 8, 2015  04:35 pm|

Lanka Tamils ask Modi to stop poaching in waters

Lanka Tamils ask Modi to stop poaching in waters

Sri Lankas main Tamil party Saturday asked neighboring India to stop poaching in local waters, saying it was affecting fishermen struggling to rebuild their lives after decades of ethnic war. MORE...

March 8, 2015  12:56 pm|

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Friday that the Government of Sri Lanka and its people are eagerly looking forward to Indian Prime MInister Narendra Modis visit to the island-nation next week. MORE..

March 6, 2015  03:29 pm|

Modi to offer assistance to Sri Lanka to counter China influence

Modi to offer assistance to Sri Lanka to counter China influence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to wrest back some of the influence China has gained by spending billions of dollars in the region. MORE...

March 5, 2015  10:45 am|

Modis Sri Lanka visit to push soft power & project Indias Buddhist links

Modis Sri Lanka visit to push soft power & project Indias Buddhist links

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to visit Sri Lankas ancient capital Anuradhapura during his trip to the island nation next month, a move aimed at pushing Indias soft power and projecting the countrys Buddhist links in the region. MORE..

February 25, 2015  04:21 pm|

India cant dump radioactive waste in Sri Lanka: Champika

India cant dump radioactive waste in Sri Lanka: Champika

The Indo-Lanka civil nuclear agreement would not permit India to dump its radioactive waste in Sri Lankan territory, Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka said. MORE..

February 21, 2015  04:35 pm|

Sri Lanka shares more info with India on Rajapaksa deals

Sri Lanka shares more info with India on Rajapaksa deals

Sri Lanka has shared more information with India on the billions of dollars that its new government alleges members of the previous regime headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa had stashed abroad, to support the island nations request for New Delhis help to set up a Financial Intelligence Unit to trace the money. MORE..

February 21, 2015  11:39 am|

India reduces entry fee to National Museum for Lankans

India reduces entry fee to National Museum for Lankans

The entry fee to the National Museum in New Delhi for Sri Lankan nationals has been reduced from INR 300 (LKR 640) to INR 10 (LKR 21) - at par with the fee paid by Indian nationals, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said. MORE..

February 19, 2015  04:53 pm|

Indian Premier to visit Sri Lanka from March 13

Indian Premier to visit Sri Lanka from March 13

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka from 13 to 15 March, the first bilateral visit by an Indian PM to the island nation in over 25- years, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

February 19, 2015  04:07 pm|

India signs nuclear pact with Sri Lanka, countering China

India signs nuclear pact with Sri Lanka, countering China

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed a deal with India to receive training for his countrys civilian nuclear program, a sign of improving ties as he looks to reduce the island nations dependence on China. MORE...

February 16, 2015  04:59 pm|

President meets PM Narendra Modi

President meets PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Hyderabad House, this morning. MORE...

February 16, 2015  01:39 pm|

Presidents India visit to begin today

Presidents India visit to begin today

President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for India today on his first foreign trip after assuming charge during which he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss key issues including peace, and reconciliation process in the country. MORE...

February 15, 2015  08:07 am|

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