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Despite Trump-Modi bonhomie, Indo-US economic relations remain in the doldrums

Despite Trump-Modi bonhomie, Indo-US economic relations remain in the doldrums

Colombo, June 27: Despite words signifying undying friendship and bear hugs, which marked President Donald Trump’s interaction with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington on Monday, economic relations between the United States and India seem destined to remain in the doldrums indefinitely, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.lankabusinessline.com While there was a strong understanding on cooperation to tackle terrorism and on...

Trump woos Modi mainly to sell arms to India

Trump woos Modi mainly to sell arms to India

Colombo, June 27: US President Donald Trump rolled out the red carpet to the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and gave him the unique honor of being the first foreign dignitary to be entertained by Trump at a White House working dinner after the formal talks. But all this was mainly to sell arms to India, writes...

Trump woos Modi with ban on Pakistan-based terrorist Syed Salahuddin

Trump woos Modi with ban on Pakistan-based terrorist Syed Salahuddin

Colombo, June 27 (newsin.asia): Aiming to bag Indian arms contracts and secure New Delhi’s cooperation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region against China and Russia, US President Donald Trump on Monday wooed visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by listing the Pakistan-based Hizb-ul-Mujahidden chief, Syed Salahuddin, as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist”. The State Department came with the listing hours...

Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister asks all ministers to step down

Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister asks all ministers to step down

Colombo, June 14 (newsin.asia): In a drastic move which could have serious political consequences, the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran, has asked all four members of his Board of Ministers to step down following the findings of a commission which went into charges of corruption against them. Agriculture Minister P.Ayngaranesan and Education Minister T.Kurukularaja, who...

Sri Lanka to punish religious extremists with new laws if needed, says PM

Sri Lanka to punish religious extremists with new laws if needed, says PM

Colombo, Jun 14 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan government will arrest and punish those who spread religious hate, if necessary armed with new laws, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared here on Wednesday. “One cannot be a Sri Lankan if that person either hates or condemns other religions and cultures,” Wickremesinghe said in a special statement after the cabinet on Tuesday decided...

Sri Lankan Ranil Jayawardena wins UK election for the second time

Sri Lankan Ranil Jayawardena wins UK election for the second time

London, June 10 (newsin.asia): Ranil Jayawardena of Sri Lankan origin has emerged victorious in the June 8 British parliamentary elections for the second time, bagging 65.5% of the votes cast in the Hampshire North East constituency. A “traditional conservative” Jayawardena had no difficulty in beating his nearest rival, Barry Jones of Labor. Jones got only 17% of the votes. Jayawardena...

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