India and Maldives leave their bitter past behind

India and Maldives leave their bitter past behind

Colombo, September 15: India and the Maldives, which have had strained relations since the overthrow of President Mohamed Nasheeed in 2012, are now reaching out to each other driven by realpolitik, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. India and the Maldives drifted apart after the overthrow of India-friendly President Mohamed Nasheed by street violence and intimidation in 2012. Nasheed’s successors, Mohamed...

Young Sri Lankan chairs Expert Group’s session at International Telecom Union in Geneva

Young Sri Lankan chairs Expert Group’s session at International Telecom Union in Geneva

Shazna Zuhyle, a young Sri Lankan researcher from the Colombo-based LIRNEasia, a regional policy research body, chaired an International Telecommunication Union expert group meeting in Geneva on Tuesday. The 8th meeting of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators started on September 12. The expert group will consider a revision to the current data, messaging and voice price benchmarks, which are...

Sri Lanka’s PM makes fresh call for foreign investments

Colombo, Sept 12 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has made a fresh call to foreign investors to consider investing in Sri Lanka as the island aims to become a hub in the Indian Ocean region. "Its here that you can make your money," Wickremesinghe told local and foreign investors at the CIMA Business Leaders Summit in Colombo, state...

Sri Lanka to sign FTA with Singapore in October

Sri Lanka to sign FTA with Singapore in October

Colombo, Sept 7 (newsin.asia)- Sri Lanka is likely to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore in October as the island country looks to attract more foreign investments, International Trade Minister, Malik Samarawickrema said here at a Forum. The Minister said Sri Lanka had already held five rounds of discussions with Singaporean negotiators and both countries were likely to sign...

Sri Lanka to be one of the best connected in Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka to be one of the best connected in Indian Ocean

Colombo, Sept 6 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Wednesday said the island country would soon be well connected in the region with the development of its ports, airports and roads. Speaking at the inauguration of the SAARC Trade Fair and Investment Forum in Colombo, Wickremesinghe said that while Sri Lanka had fought a 30 year civil war,...

Pilots‘ Guild Okays Suspension of License of Drunken Sri Lankan Airlines Pilot on international flight

Sri Lankan Airlines warns public against fake promotions

Colombo, Sept 4 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's national airline carrier, SriLankan Airlines, on Monday warned the public against a fake airline survey currently circulating on the internet and social media mentioning Sri Lankan Airlines was offering free tickets. “This is a malicious and false site that is attempting to prey on our valued customers. Please do not access any sites that...

Sino-US NGO and India Foundation tie up to help settle China-India issues

Sino-US NGO and India Foundation tie up to help settle China-India issues

Colombo, September 3 (newsin.asia): A Chinese-American NGO, the World Peace Communication Association (WPCA), and the New Delhi-based India Foundation, have agreed to encourage people-to-people contacts between China and India to enable fast and effective communication so that Sino-Indian issues are solved at an early stage. Briefing the media here on Saturday, Marina Jiang, Vice President of the New York- based...

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