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India to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka

On 20 Nov, New Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that  he will be visiting India on his maiden overseas visit next week, to strengthen the relationship and discuss regional security, peace and economic development.  India’s External Affairs S. Jaishankar, who paid an unannounced visit to Colombo met the new Sri Lankan President, as part ..

Sri Lanka unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower

Sri Lanka has recently unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo, which is constructed at a cost of over $100 million. However, 80% of cost was funded by China under the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The 350-metre-tall 17-storey Lotus Tower is consists of a television tower, a hotel, a telecommunications museum, restaurants, auditorium, ..

Sri Lanka: 15 dead in gun-battle with Islamists

In a fierce overnight battle between Sri Lankan troops and the suspected Islamic State militants as the search operations were underway, at least 15 people were killed including 6 children and 3 women. The whole incident took place along the east coast of Sri Lanka after about six days of the suicide bombing on Easter ..

Mass Bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter

The Sri Lankan government has declared an immediate curfew across the entire nation in the wake of recent bombings which have been labelled as the worst in the decade. The country has been gripped by a series of blasts which took place both in and around the national capital. Three blasts took place in three ..

India elected as President of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

India has been elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for a period of 2 years. India got elected against Iran during voting which took place at the 44th annual gathering of AIBD in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 4, 2018. Director General of All India Radio (AIR) F. Sheheryar ..

The India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) started in Colombo

The 3-day India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) has started in Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on February 21, 2018. It is being organized by Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) with the support of Union Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India (GoI). The Chief Guest at the inauguration ..

Yuvraj Singh launches UNICEF-ICC’s adolescent campaign “Power of Sports to Shape Future of Adolescents”

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has launched the UNICEF-ICC’s adolescent campaign “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents” in Colombo, Sri Lanka to promote a UNICEF sports initiative for youngsters in South Asia.

Sushma Swaraj is leading Indian delegation at Indian Ocean Conference (IOC 2017)

Sushma Swaraj, the Union External affairs minister, is leading the Indian delegation at the Indian Ocean Conference 2017 (IOC 2017), which is started in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 31, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Peace, progress, and prosperity”. The 2-day conference is being co-hosted by the India Foundation, a Delhi-based think tank, ..