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Sri Lankan Head of State Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan Pres Wickremesinghe Promises Policies For Better Integration Of Indian-Origin Tamil Workers

The treatment of Tamils in the Sinhalese majority nation has historically been a major friction point in India-Sri Lanka ties. India’s diplomatic intervention led to the inclusion of the 13th amendment to the Lankan...

31 October 2022

Crisis-Hit Lanka Seeks India’s Help For Cooking Gas Supply

Sri Lanka is currently experiencing its worst economic crisis in history. With long lines for fuel, cooking gas, essentials in short supply and long hours of power cuts, the public has been suffering for months.


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India’s Move To Modernise Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm Faces Resistance In Sri Lanka

The ultra-nationalist JVP which plans to oppose India's involvement in the project, had always been critical of India, mainly because of its support for the Tamil cause.


Sri Lankan PM Gunawardena's meeting with Indian CEO Forum in Colombo

Sri Lankan PM Gunawardena Seeks Stronger Trade And Investment Ties With India In Meeting With Indian CEOs

The Indian government’s assistance to Sri Lanka has reached almost USD 4 billion since January this year in the form of credit lines and currency swaps.

09 October 2022

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Says Govt Working Round-The-Clock To Overcome Economic Crisis

He also appealed to the protesters to end their anti-government agitation and said that every minute spent on streets deprives the country of dollar inflow.


Will China Be Able To Rescue Sri Lanka Out Of Its Debt-Crisis?

Colombo is also turning to New Delhi for help at this critical juncture. It is negotiating a $1.9 billion economic aid package, but it has not yet been finalised.

10 January 2022

Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

India Denies Any Role In Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa's Escape To Maldives

Rajapaksa, who enjoys immunity from prosecution while he is president, is believed to have wanted to flee abroad before resigning to avoid the possibility of arrest by the new government.

13 July 2022

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Covid Didn’t Dent India-Sri Lanka Ties, Looking At Post-Pandemic Cooperation: Jaishankar

‘We are now looking at post-Covid cooperation and I carry back with me Sri Lanka’s interest in accessing vaccines from India,’ External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said

06 January 2021

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05 January 2021
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Lands In Sri Lanka For 3-Day Official Visit

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Lands In Sri Lanka For 3-Day Official Visit

The visit signifies the priority both countries attach to strengthening their ties, the Ministry of External Affairs said


19 October 2020
Vijay Sethupathi Withdraws From Muttiah Muralitharan Biopic

Vijay Sethupathi Withdraws From Muttiah Muralitharan Biopic

Legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan had asked the Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi to withdraw following protests


02 October 2020
Halloa Across The Adam’s Bridge

Halloa Across The Adam’s Bridge

As China sweeps the oceans and scours the mountains, India engages the incumbent Rajapaksa brothers to reaffirm close ties with Sri Lanka


15 September 2020
For Sri Lanka, India Is 'Relation', But China And Pakistan Continue To Be Friends

For Sri Lanka, India Is 'Relation', But China And Pakistan Continue To Be Friends

India’s security concerns would not stand in the way of Sri Lanka’s economic and commercial relations with China and Pakistan.


07 August 2020
India Needs To Cultivate Ties With Rajapaksa Brothers To Puncture Chinese Influence In Sri Lanka

India Needs To Cultivate Ties With Rajapaksa Brothers To Puncture Chinese Influence In Sri Lanka

The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.


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04 August 2020
Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.


08 February 2020
PM Modi Meets Mahinda Rajapaksa; Sri Lankan Tamils, Anti-Terrorism Among Bilateral Issues Discussed

PM Modi Meets Mahinda Rajapaksa; Sri Lankan Tamils, Anti-Terrorism Among Bilateral Issues Discussed

PM Modi said the two countries have decided to deepen cooperation to combat terrorism.


31 January 2020
Indo-Sri Lanka Ties: Mahinda Rajapaksa's February Visit May Try To Find Common Cause Against Radical Islam

Indo-Sri Lanka Ties: Mahinda Rajapaksa's February Visit May Try To Find Common Cause Against Radical Islam

Due to arrive in India early next month, Rajapaksa has decided to visit a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places.


29 November 2019
PM Modi Announces $450 Million Line Of Credit To Sri Lanka After Meeting With Rajapaksa

PM Modi Announces $450 Million Line Of Credit To Sri Lanka After Meeting With Rajapaksa

The Indian PM said a stable Sri Lanka is not only in interest of India but for the entire Indian Ocean Region.


29 November 2019
Indo-Sri Lanka Development Projects, Counter-Terrorism On Table As Rajapaksa Meets Modi

Indo-Sri Lanka Development Projects, Counter-Terrorism On Table As Rajapaksa Meets Modi

The Sri Lankan President is in India on his first overseas tour after being elected.


17 November 2019
Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Poll, Premadasa Concedes

Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Poll, Premadasa Concedes

India is keeping a close watch on the elections as Rajapaksa is known to have a pro-China stance.


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07 June 2019
Maldives, Sri Lanka Calling: PM Narendra Modi Makes New Strategic Move To Win Sensitive Neighbours

Maldives, Sri Lanka Calling: PM Narendra Modi Makes New Strategic Move To Win Sensitive Neighbours

To negate debt-traps due to Chinese investments, island nations Maldives and Sri Lanka could well seek and get financial assistance from Narendra Modi's...


29 December 2018
Tamil Nadu: Over 3,000 Fishermen Chased Away By Sri Lankan Navy Personnel

Tamil Nadu: Over 3,000 Fishermen Chased Away By Sri Lankan Navy Personnel

The Sri Lankan Navy chased away the Tamil Nadu fishermen's 514 boats while also cutting nets of 15 boats.


21 December 2018
On Modi’s Watch, India Has Evolved A Softer Touch With Its Neighbours

On Modi’s Watch, India Has Evolved A Softer Touch With Its Neighbours

On Modi’s watch, India has evolved a softer, defter touch with its neighbours. This course-correction could usher trust and prosperity.


28 October 2018
Hope Democratic Values, Constitutional Processes Will Be Respected: India On Sri Lankan Crisis

Hope Democratic Values, Constitutional Processes Will Be Respected: India On Sri Lankan Crisis

India is closely following the political developments in Sri Lanka where the President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country’s new...


27 October 2018
Why India Needs To Worry As Rajapaksa Takes Over As Sri Lanka PM

Why India Needs To Worry As Rajapaksa Takes Over As Sri Lanka PM

Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s President had not only ended the LTTE led civic and ethnic strife but he also succeeded in killing its supremo Prabhakaran, and...


18 October 2018
Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe On Three-Day Visit To India

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe On Three-Day Visit To India

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister's visit comes amidst media reports claiming that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has accused India of hatching a plot...


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