Press coverage of Jaffna Varsity clash reflects pro-reconciliation mood

Press coverage of Jaffna Varsity clash reflects pro-reconciliation mood

Colombo, July 27 (NIA): The sober media coverage of a recent Jaffna University fracas in which Tamil and Sinhalese students violently clashed over the organization of an annual event, indicates that a “pro-reconciliation” sentiment has gained “moral currency” in Sri Lanka, says Verite Research in its analysis of the way the government, political parties and the media reacted to the...

Sri Lanka to set up independent body to probe aircraft accidents

Sri Lanka to set up independent body to probe aircraft accidents

July 27 (NIA) – The Sri Lankan cabinet, on Wednesday, granted approval to set up an independent institution in the island nation which would investigate aircraft accidents as Sri Lanka was a member of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilleke told reporters here that the objective of the Bureau would be to improve the security of...

ETCA will not throw open flood gates to Indian professionals: govt

ETCA will not throw open flood gates to Indian professionals: govt

Colombo, July 26 (NIA): The Sri Lankan Minister of International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama told the media on Tuesday that the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India will not throw open the flood gates to Indian professionals. “The government will not allow foreign professionals to enter Sri Lanka and take our jobs. Those who say that under ETCA...

India and China to Get Special Economic Zones in Sri Lanka

India and China to Get Special Economic Zones in Sri Lanka

Colombo, July 26: India and China will be allotted Special Economic Zones in Sri Lanka for them to set up industries, the Minister International Trade and Strategic Development, Malik Samarawickrama told newspersons here on Tuesday. “Indians will be setting up pharmaceutical and auto parts industries in their zone. The Chinese have asked for 55 sq km (15, 000 acres) of...

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority   Colombo, July 25: Going by his professional background and areas of involvement earlier in his political career, the newly appointed British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma, will in all likelihood promote trade and investment with the countries of South Asia rather than harp on human...

US Naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties

US Naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties

July 25 (NIA) - A US naval ship, 'LPD-18 USS New Orleans', arrived in the Port of Colombo, in the Sri Lankan capital on Monday, to increase bilateral ties with the Sri Lanka Navy, the navy media unit said here. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival. The US Embassy...

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

Colombo, July 24: India has unofficially told the Sri Lankan government that it is concerned about the Pakistan High Commission-organized anti-Indian demonstration on Kashmir held here on July 21, The New Indian Express reported today.. About 20 people, including members of the Pakistan-embassy sponsored Kashmir Study Forum, demonstrated before the UN office on Bauddhaloka Mawatha, holding placards asking the UN...

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