Sri Lankan PM leaves for talks to India

Sri Lankan PM leaves for talks to India

Colombo, Oct 18 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Thursday left the island on a three day official visit to India, his office said in a statement. During his visit, Wickremesinghe will hold discussions with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi in New Delhi, on a wide range of topics, including housing projects […]

Lankan President denies he said Indian intelligence service is involved in alleged plot to assassinate him

Lankan President denies he said Indian intelligence service is involved in alleged plot to assassinate him

Denying reports that he had told the Sri Lankan cabinet about RAW’s hand in the alleged plot to assassinate it him, President Maithripala Sirisena said in a press release that some vested interests had resorted to “such venomous manipulations” which are detrimental to the existing good relations between Sri Lanka and India.

Maldives President calls for peace and prosperity in final days in office

Maldives President calls for peace and prosperity in final days in office

Colombo, Oct 17 (newsin.asia) – Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen, on Wednesday, in a second farewell speech to the nation, called upon all Maldivians to maintain peace and prosperity within the nation and urged the country’s new leadership to put the interests of the country above their own. Days after filing a legal challenge in the island’s […]

Lankan President’s Advisor denies Sirisena mentioned RAW in remarks on assassination plot

Lankan President’s Advisor denies Sirisena mentioned RAW in remarks on assassination plot

“The President had spoken in general terms about secret services of countries attempting to assassinate leaders. This happens even in America, the President said, and added that the Prime Minister of India might not be aware of it. There was no mention of RAW at all,” said Shiral Lakthilaka, Advisor and Coordinating Secretary to President Sirisena.

Pakistan to co-opt Lanka in developing its Gandharan and Buddhist Studies Center

Pakistan to co-opt Lanka in developing its Gandharan and Buddhist Studies Center

For the past decade or so, Pakistan has been bending over backwards to portray itself, not just as an Islamic country, but as a land with a Buddhist past – a past which it is keen on preserving and propagating. The Center for Gandharan and Buddhist Studies is part of the effort to preserve and foster an important part of the country’s heritage which could help build bridges with Buddhist countries like Sri Lanka. Islamabad feels the need for Colombo’s cooperation in helping the Center realize its full potential.

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