Colombo: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka

Published: November 21, 2019

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 ..

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Sri Lanka hosts biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference

Published: November 4, 2019

The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference is being held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4-7 November 2019. India will be represented at the conference by Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad. About Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference 2019 Theme for 2019 CLM Conference is- ‘Equal Access to Justice and the Rule of Law’. ..

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Sri Lanka unveils South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo

Published: September 18, 2019

Sri Lanka unveiled a 350-metre-tall Lotus Tower which is now being dubbed as South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo city. Though the tower is still under construction President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena decided to open the tower to public. As per the President, Lotus Tower is foreseen to be one of the significant landmarks ..

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Sri Lanka unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower

Published: September 18, 2019

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, ..

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Sri Lanka: 15 dead in gun-battle with Islamists

Published: April 27, 2019

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 ..

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