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.

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.

Sri Lanka’s off peak tourism campaigns scores results

Sri Lanka’s off peak tourism campaigns scores results

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 […]

India helps Lanka build 1200 houses in Hambantota with a grant of US$ 3.5 million

India helps Lanka build 1200 houses in Hambantota with a grant of US$ 3.5 million

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.

Lankan police officers get trained in India’s center of excellence in industrial security

Lankan police officers get trained in India’s center of excellence in industrial security

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.”

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