The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the telephone on Wednesday, to categorically reject reports in sections of the media about him alluding to India’s involvement in any manner in an alleged plot to assassinate him and the former Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
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.
Colombo, Oct 17 – The much-needed 1 billion US dollar concessionary and long-term loan from the China Development Bank (CDB) is scheduled to be remitted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, the Daily FT newspaper reported. The eight-year facility has been pending for weeks but Daily FT said it could confirm that the funds would arrive […]
“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.
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena shocked his cabinet Tuesday by accusing neighboring India of plotting to assassinate him on the eve of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to New Delhi, a ministerial source told the Colombo-based website Economynext.
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.
Colombo, Oct 15 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s off season tourism campaign has attracted a large number of tourists to the island country with over a 1000 bookings made in the first three weeks of the promotion, Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga, quoted in local media, said Monday. The Sri Lankan government launched a mega campaign to […]
The findings, released last week, offer a stark view into women’s vulnerability to violence and discrimination, issues that are poorly understood – both in Sri Lanka and globally – because of under reporting and lack of data Despite the absence of formal data, these issues are all too familiar to women and girls, the survey confirms.
India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on October 13 for the construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using an Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million (US$ 3.5 million).ndia’s overall commitment for building houses in Sri Lanka stands at nearly 63,000. The Indian financial commitment, under grants, for housing in Sri Lanka, currently stands at around US$ 350 million.
A team of 30 Sri Lankan police officers participated in a comprehensive training program on Industrial Security at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) in Hyderabad, India. The course was from 24th to 28th of September. NISA, an Academy of international repute, was founded in 1990.It has been recognized as a “Center of Excellence in Industrial Security.”