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

India, Sri Lanka agree to exchange views to find permanent solution to fishermen issues

Published: January 3, 2017

India and Sri Lanka have expressed confidence for finding a long-lasting solution to the issue of fishermen between the two countries. In this regard, talks co-chaired by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Sri Lankan fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera were held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  A joint communiqué issued after the meeting mentioning It ..

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India, Sri Lanka agree to form Joint Working Group on Fisheries to address fishermen issue

Published: November 7, 2016

India and Sri Lanka have agreed to set up a Joint Working Group (JWG) on Fisheries and hotline between their Coast Guards to address long-standing issue of fishermen from Tamil Nadu. These mechanisms aim to help find a permanent solution to the fishermen issues. The decision in this regard taken during talks between Union External ..

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India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise Mitra Shakti 2016 begins

Published: October 26, 2016

The fourth edition of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise ‘MITRA SHAKTI 2016’ began at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka. The main focus of this edition of joint exercise is to enhance inter-operability while carrying out Counter Terrorism (CT) and Counter Insurgency (CI) operations under the UN Mandate. Key Facts Under this mandate ..

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India to invest $2 billion in Sri Lanka

Published: September 29, 2016

India is going to invest 2 billion dollars in Sri Lanka in the next three-four years. It was announced by Union Minister for State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman during her visit to Sri Lanka. She had visited Sri Lanka for talks on the Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) to discuss the terms ..

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India, Sri Lanka sign MoU to support fishermen in Hambantota district

Published: September 16, 2016

India and Sri Lanka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support livelihood of the fishing and farming project to communities in Sri Lanka’s southern Hambantota district Under this project, India will provide fishing and farming communities equipment worth USD two million. Key Facts The project envisages gift of equipment and tools such as ..

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