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Russia and Sri Lanka plan nuclear energy cooperation
Russia and Sri Lanka plan nuclear energy cooperation

Russia and Sri Lanka have held talks this week on establishing cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, met with Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Susil Premajayantha, respectively Sri Lanka's minister of power and renewable energy and minister of science, technology and…

WNN - Jan 19 17:14 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, China, Russia ]

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Sri Lanka appeals to Russia to lift temporary tea ban
Sri Lanka appeals to Russia to lift temporary tea ban

Sri Lanka is making a special appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove a ban on Ceylon tea. Two ministers are leading a delegation to Moscow to request the suspension on Sri Lankan tea imports is lifted. Imports were halted last week after Russia found an insect known as the Khapra beetle in a tea consignment from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is…

BBC - Dec 18 18:45 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, Russia, WarCrimes ]

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  • Russia Offers to Set Up Helicopter Maintenance Center in Sri Lanka – Official

    Russia Offers to Set Up Helicopter Maintenance Center in Sri Lanka – Official

    A deputy chief of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said that Russia has proposed to set up a service center for Russian-made helicopters in Sri Lanka. Russia has proposed to set up a service center for Russian-made helicopters in Sri Lanka, a deputy chief of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told Sputnik on…

    AFP - Mar 24 23:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Russia, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka kicks off summit with South, East Asian defense chiefs

    Defense chiefs of the South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) will gather in Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo on Thursday to discuss regional peace and security at a two-day conference, a statement said.Defense chiefs of the eight SAARC and 10 ASEAN member nations will attend the event, and high ranking defense officials from China and Russia are also expected…

    Xinhua - Nov 27 13:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, China, Russia ]

  • Russia rejects proposed war crimes probe for Sri Lanka

    Russia rejects proposed war crimes probe for Sri Lanka

    Russia on Friday rejected calls by Western nations for an international probe into alleged war crimes in the final phase of the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war that the government won in 2009. Visiting Colombo amid concern about the country's human rights record in the United States and Britain, a senior Russian diplomat said attempts to impose an international…

    Reuters - Feb 14 17:24 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: UN, Russia, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka begins ‘systematic targeting’ of gays

    Sri Lanka begins ‘systematic targeting’ of gays

    After state-supported homophobic campaigns in Russia, Zimbabwe and several other African countries, the Buddhist island state of Sri Lanka has also begun a systematic crackdown on its gay community, rights activists say. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, which controls the army, law enforcement agencies and the media, is now orchestrating a smear campaign…

    Gay Star News - Sep 07 11:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, SriLanka, Russia ]

  • Soviet war veteran found in Afghanistan after 33 years

    Soviet war veteran found in Afghanistan after 33 years

    A Soviet soldier who went missing in Afghanistan nearly 33 years ago has been found living with Afghans in the western province of Herat. The soldier is semi-nomadic, has the adopted Afghan name Sheikh Abdullah and practises herbal medicine, Russia's RIA news agency reports. An ethnic Uzbek, he was found by ex-Soviet veterans of the war.

    BBC - Mar 05 15:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Russia ]

  • Russia Backs Sri Lanka On War Probe Calls

    Attempts to force an international probe on Sri Lanka, into civilian deaths and rights abuses during the final months of the island nation’s civil war, are unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday at a meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Gamini Lakshman Peiris.“We believe, attempts to force international investigation on Sri Lanka…

    RIA - May 24 10:23 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Russia, WarCrimes ]

  • Forty-year-old Soviet satellite to fall into Indian Ocean

    Forty-year-old Soviet satellite to fall into Indian Ocean

    Meteor-1, the Soviet Union’s first fully operational weather satellite, will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere after more than four decades in orbit, the web site of the US Strategic Command said. The spacecraft is expected to begin falling at 3:13 a.m. Moscow time on 27 March with debris estimated to fall into the Indian Ocean south of Sri Lanka, the US Strategic…

    IANS - Mar 27 12:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Russia ]

  • Russians claim Antarctic success

    Russians claim Antarctic success

    Russian scientists are reporting success in their quest to drill into Lake Vostok, a huge body of liquid water buried under the Antarctic ice. It is the first time such a breakthrough has been made into one of the more than 300 sub-glacial lakes known to exist on the White Continent. Researchers believe Vostok can give them some fresh insights into the frozen…

    BBC - Feb 08 15:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Russia ]

  • UK and Russia 'commend' investigations

    Britain and Russia have commended the government for its investigations into the brutal attack on British tourist and Russian national at Tangalle, says the Sri Lanka government. British tourist Kuram Shaikh was killed in an attack on Christmas eve and his companion Russian national Victoria Alexandrovna was also badly injured and there are allegations that she was…

    BBC Sinhala - Jan 11 18:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tourism, UK, Russia ]

  • Rajapaksa visits Russia to bolster ties

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Russia on Wednesday to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to which Sri Lanka has been invited as an observer. Mr. Rajapaksa's three-day visit will further cement Sri Lanka's fledgling relationship with Russia, which was shifted to a higher plane by Russia's support to Sri Lanka after the release of…

    Hindu - Jun 16 09:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Russia, WarCrimes ]

  • Russian combat ship cruiser arrives in Sri Lanka

    Russian combat ship cruiser arrives in Sri Lanka

    The flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet missile cruiser Moskva (Moscow) has arrived in the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ship will stay in Colombo till August 15. On replenishing supplies the combat ship will continue its sail, a representative with the Black Sea fleet told ITAR-TASS. The cruiser has been in the sea since early April and since then it has taken…

    VoR - Aug 13 09:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, HumanRights, Russia ]

  • Russia Questions UN Panel On Sri Lanka

    Russia has expressed caution about the UN Panel set to investigate Sri Lanka’s war. In a press release, their Foriegn Ministry said “The UN Secretary-General as chief administrative officer of the United Nations should apparently have asked the opinion of the Security Council or the General Assembly on this matter. But this has not happened. What also makes us…

    Sunday Leader - Jun 25 09:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Russia, Genocide ]

  • Sri Lanka, Gazprom Talk Oil Exploration

    The president of Sri Lanka spoke with Gazprom officials in Moscow to discuss a possible Russian role in exploring the offshore potential in the Asian country. Alexei Miller, the chief executive at Gazprom, welcomed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss cooperation in the Sri Lankan petroleum sector. Emphasis was placed on engagement in the offshore…

    EU News Network - Feb 10 10:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, SriLanka, Russia ]

  • China's malign influence in Sri Lanka

    Europe and the US protest against Sri Lanka’s backward slide, but their efforts at exerting pressure on Colombo are rendered impotent by a combination of China’s money and lack of scruples. Efforts to get a UN investigation into allegations of war crimes in the recent conflict are blocked by China and Sri Lanka’s other new friend, Russia which is in talks about…

    Telegraph - Feb 09 10:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, China, Russia ]

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  • Russian foreign minister in Sri Lanka for visit

    Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey V. Lavrov has arrived in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo for a two-day visit, officials said Monday. Lavrov met his Sri Lankan counterpart Rohitha Bogollagama Monday morning and was scheduled to have an afternoon meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse. Officials say bilateral issues on economic co-operation are…

    Xinhua - Oct 26 11:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, SriLanka, Russia ]

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      - Sri Lanka invites Russia for oil exploration - Reuters
  • Further signs of Sri Lanka’s shift into China’s orbit

    Further signs of Sri Lanka’s shift into China’s orbit

    The Sri Lankan government confronts a deepening economic crisis despite the end of fighting. Burdened with huge debts arising from its military spending and hit by the global economic recession, Colombo has sought a $US1.9 billion emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but it has been held up by US and European opposition. As a result, Sri Lanka is…

    WSWS - Jun 18 10:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, China, Russia ]

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      - Chinese Minister inspects Hambantota Port Project - Daily Mirror
      - Rights groups want Sri Lanka probe into war abuses - AP
  • As UN's Georgia Mission Faces Russian Axe, Selective Sovereignty

    Amid dark talk of a Russian veto threat, Monday in the Security Council the UN's Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) faces cancellation or at most a mere two week reprieve... Speaking of nations and wanna-be nations, it is hard not to notice that Russia, which supported Sri Lanka's position that the Tamil "separatists" in northern Sri Lanka could be attacked along…

    InnerCity Press - Jun 15 16:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Russia, Genocide ]

  • Pranab Mukherjee likely to visit Sri Lanka

    As Tamil parties continue to build pressure on the government over the Sri Lankan issue, external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to travel to the island nation to assess the situation and discuss the matter with the country's leadership. Official sources here on Sunday said the visit is being considered in view of the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka.…

    PTI - Oct 19 17:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, Russia ]

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      - Russia backs Lankan war against LTTE - PTI
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