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Indian High Commissioner meets President and PM
Indian High Commissioner meets President and PM

The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe separately on Tuesday, ahead of his departure for New Delhi to meet the new Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. The meetings had been pre-arranged and had nothing to do with the current political situation in…

Daily Mirror - Feb 13 17:11 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, History, SriLanka ]

With Sri Lankan port acquisition, China adds another \'pearl\' to its \'string\'
With Sri Lankan port acquisition, China adds another \'pearl\' to its \'string\'
With Sri Lankan port acquisition, China adds another 'pearl' to its 'string'

When Sri Lanka's government first looked to develop a port on its southern coast that faced the Indian Ocean, it went not to China, but to its neighbor, India. Then-Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said he urgently needed funding to transform the harbor of his home town and asked Indian officials for help with the project. New Delhi showed little interest…

CNN - Feb 07 15:17 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, Economy, China ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Sri Lanka eyeing longer talks with China on free trade agreement

    Sri Lanka wants a longer-time period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country, the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Sunday. There has been rising concern in the South Asian nation about Chinese investment, a key part of Beijing's Belt and Road initiative to create a modern-day…

    Reuters - Feb 07 14:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Economy, China ]

  • Nirmala wary of China’s Sri Lanka plans

    Nirmala wary of China’s Sri Lanka plans

    Whether it will stop with port activities at Hambantota remains a question, says the Defence Minister Hinting at security concerns over Sri Lanka handing over its strategic southern port of Hambantota to China, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has raised doubts whether that country would confine itself only to port activities. “Whether China will confine…

    The Hindu - Jan 31 23:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, World, China ]

  • Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka

    Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lankan government has sought to maximize the benefits it can gain from the competition for investment and influence between China and India. Sri Lankan leaders have declared an “omni-directional” foreign policy that seeks to accommodate the interests of both great powers and in the process secure the best deal possible for Colombo’s development plans. While…

    Diplomat - Jan 19 17:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, China ]

  • SL defence Secretary visits Goa Shipyard

    SL defence Secretary visits Goa Shipyard

    A high-level Sri Lankan defence delegation headed by the secretary of defence, Kapila Waidyaratane PC, recently visited Goa Shipyard ltd (GSL), India and held discussions with Shekhar Mital, RAdm. (retd), chairman & managing director (CMD) of GSL, and other senior officers for a review of the off-shore patrol vessels being constructed at the shipyard. The visiting…

    Daily Mirror - Jan 12 20:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • India can't allow its neighbours to drift away to China: Gen Bipin Rawat

    India can\'t allow its neighbours to drift away to China: Gen Bipin Rawat

    India needs to shift focus from its border with Pakistan to that with China, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today, cautioning that the country cannot allow its neighbours to drift towards China, virtually asking the government to effectively implement its 'neighbourhood first' policy. Admitting that Chinese troops have been ramping up pressure along the Line of…

    PTI - Jan 12 20:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, China ]

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      - A Chinese flag flies over Sri Lanka as China extends its reach into India’s backyard - SCMP
  • Colombo could be like Delhi soon

    Colombo could be like Delhi soon

    Colombo could face air pollution issue like New Delhi soon, Central Environment Trust Director Sajeewa Chamikara said yesterday. He said that the city of Colombo could face an air pollution issue like New Delhi as a result of increased emissions. “These emissions remain in the lower atmosphere with the increase of humidity and reduction of temperature as it is…

    Daily Mirror - Dec 27 15:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Colombo, World ]

  • 681 Indian fishermen in custody of Pakistan, Sri Lanka: Government

    681 Indian fishermen in custody of Pakistan, Sri Lanka: Government

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka have 681 Indian fishermen in their custody, the government informed the Rajya Sabha today. In written response to a question in the Upper House, V K Singh, the Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry, said 537 fishermen were in jails in Pakistan while 144 were in Sri Lankan jails. Pakistan has 1,000 boats and Sri Lanka has 144…

    PTI - Dec 21 19:22 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, History ]

  • IAF chief meet Lanka PM, discuss bilateral issues

    IAF chief meet Lanka PM, discuss bilateral issues

    Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here and held discussions on matters of bilateral importance, according to Sri Lanka Air Force. On Monday, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa also called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene…

    Indian Express - Dec 12 16:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, History, SriLanka ]

  • RK Nagar bypoll: Vaiko's MDMK to support DMK

    RK Nagar bypoll: Vaiko\'s MDMK to support DMK

    Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief Vaiko on Sunday announced his party's support to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in the R K Nagar assembly bypoll scheduled on December 21, the first such gesture after over a decade. After a high-level party meet in Chennai, Vaiko said his party has unanimously decided to support the DMK in the by-election. "It is a…

    PTI - Dec 05 16:46 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, India, Tamil Nadu ]

  • Why does India want to buy the world’s emptiest airport?

    Why does India want to buy the world’s emptiest airport?

    Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition across the Indian Ocean region is India’s purchase of what has become known as the “world’s emptiest international airport” in Sri Lanka, maybe just to keep it empty. The small fishing town of Hambantota, near the southern tip of…

    Quartz - Dec 05 16:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, World, China ]

  • Indian naval ships pay goodwill visit to Sri Lanka

    Indian naval ships pay goodwill visit to Sri Lanka

    Two Indian naval ships are on a five-day goodwill visit to Sri Lanka to participate in a number of training exercises in a bid to share professional expertise and strengthen friendship. The ships' crews will also take part in a series of friendly sports events and community service activities organised by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay in the country, Daily…

    PTI - Nov 03 15:37 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, World, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka says keen for early conclusion of China trade deal

    Sri Lanka says keen for early conclusion of China trade deal

    Sri Lanka is keen to reach agreement soon on a free trade deal with China, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, describing Beijing as a close friend and ally, despite strong local opposition to some major Chinese-invested schemes. In July, Sri Lanka signed a long-delayed $1.1 billion deal to lease its southern Hambantota port to China, ignoring an appeal by…

    Reuters - Oct 31 15:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, China ]

  • Mitra Shakti: India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise concludes

    Mitra Shakti: India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise concludes

    The officer also said, “While Sri Lanka has fought the menace of the LTTE in the past, with India’s support, we are still fighting terrorism and insurgency in various theatres. Both armies have learnt lessons, though at the cost of innumerable sacrifices. The purpose of the exercise is to share these experiences and apply them to the…

    Indian Express - Oct 26 16:54 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Return to Sri Lanka: Indian soldier revisits a brutal battlefield

    Return to Sri Lanka: Indian soldier revisits a brutal battlefield

    A 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka left at least 100,000 people dead on both sides of the conflict. In 1987, India sent a peacekeeping force, but it ended up getting drawn into the fighting. Thirty years on, BBC Hindi's Vineet Khare revisits the former battlefields of Sri Lanka with a retired Indian major-general who served there. The main hospital in the northern…

    BBC - Oct 18 12:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, HumanRights, History ]

  • India takes on China at another battlefront: A Sri Lankan airport

    India takes on China at another battlefront: A Sri Lankan airport

    The Doklam conflict between India and China amply highlighted the fight between the two countries for supremacy in South Asia. India is strongly asserting against China which is trying to build strategic assets in the garb of infrastructure projects all around India. It is the continuation of the old Chinese 'String of Pearls' policy that aims at ring-fencing India.…

    Economic Times - Oct 16 14:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Economy, China ]

  • US Tamils pin hopes on ‘home’ for Harvard chair

    As reputed indologist David Shulman, puts, "Tamil is one of the world's major languages, and the only South Asian language to have evolved continuously from a very ancient past while remaining a living contemporary language spoken by tens of millions of people. Its literary tradition is among the nest in human civilisation, encompassing marvellous love poetry, epic,…

    Times of India - Oct 04 14:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Education, USA ]

  • Indian Premier affirms strong bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka

    Indian Premier affirms strong bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka

    Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Saturday during the former's three-day official visit in India. Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Saturday during the former's three-day official visit in India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed to Sri Lankan…

    CDN - Sep 11 10:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, China ]

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      - India attaches great importance to ties with SL: Modi - PTI
  • Is India’s Sri Lanka Policy Working At All? – Analysis

    Is India’s Sri Lanka Policy Working At All? – Analysis

    The turning out of the Trincomalee oil tanks deal for India and the Hambantota port deal for China are only indicative of the massive trust deficit or leverage the two competing powers have in Sri Lanka. In all that is said of Indian and Chinese roles in Sri Lanka, it is important to realise one reality — there isn’t really an Indian side and a Chinese side in the…

    Eurasia Review - Aug 29 10:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, China ]

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