India-Sri Lanka: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Sri Lanka exempts Visa Fees by Indian tourists

Published: July 31, 2019

Sri Lankan Government has exempted Indian tourists from Visa Fees for tourism purposes. This decision comes into effect from 1 August 2019. With this move India is now among 48 countries whose citizens have been exempted from visa fees by Sri Lankan government. Key Highlights Visa fees, which ranged from $20 to $40, will not ..

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena gifts Samadhi Buddha Statue to PM Modi

Published: June 10, 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena gifted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a Samadhi Buddha statue (Buddha in meditation posture), during latter’s visit to Island nation. Key Highlights Prime Minister Modi arrived in Sri Lanka for a day-long visit, during which he met with President Sirisena and discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest. His visit is ..

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Sri Lanka, Japan, India signs MoC to develop East Container Terminal

Published: May 31, 2019

Sri Lanka, India and Japan have signed an Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to jointly develop the East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo Port in Sri Lanka. Key Highlights Background: The countries had been negotiating the deal to build ECT since 2018 but little success was met as India’s possible role in developing the terminal ..

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Indian Government Extends Ban on LTTE for Five Years

Published: May 15, 2019

The Ministry of Home Affairs in a freshly issued notification extended ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as: Tamil Tigers) in India for a another period of five years. Key Highlights Ban: The Union Home Ministry notified extended ban (of 5 years) to LTTE under sub-sections (1) and (3) of ..

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Mitra Shakti VI

Published: March 21, 2019

India and Sri Lanka will conduct joint military exercise Mitra Shakti VI from 26 March to 8 April at Sri Lanka. Features of Mitra Shakti 2018-19 At the Military Exercise Mitra Shakti VI India would be represented by the Bihar Regiment. Gemunu Watch Battalion of Sri Lankan Army will be representing the Sri Lankan side. ..

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