Oct 26, 2021 10:46 AM IST
The comments came a day after Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa here, weeks after his company inked a deal with the state-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to develop and run the strategic Colombo Port’s Western Container Terminal (WCT).
- Oct 24, 2021 08:37 AM IST
The proposal has been sent to the Treasury for approval and would be submitted to the Cabinet thereafter,” said Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila.
- Oct 19, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport, which is an endeavour to connect Buddhist pilgrimage sites around the world and launch various development projects there during his visit to poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
- Oct 19, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Foreign Minister G L Peiris said that as pledged by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his presidential election manifesto in 2019, he has appointed a committee of experts to formulate the draft.
- Oct 17, 2021 11:53 AM IST
The move came few days after energy minister Udaya Gammanpila warned that the current availability of fuel in the island nation can be guaranteed only till next January.
- Oct 03, 2021 08:30 AM IST
Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Saturday began his four-day visit to Sri Lanka during which he will meet the top leadership, including President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa., and review the bilateral ties between India and the island nation.
- Oct 01, 2021 08:34 AM IST
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said it signed an agreement with India's Adani Group to build a brand-new terminal next to a $500-million Chinese-run jetty at the sprawling port in the capital Colombo.
- Sep 26, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Sri Lankan lawyer-activist Ambika Satkunanathan believes South Asian countries need to introspect on how our societies and justice systems are perpetuating crime instead of curbing it.
- Sep 14, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Malinga picked up 107 wickets in 84 T20 Internationals, 338 scalps in 226 ODIs and 101 wickets in 30 Tests.
- Sep 09, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Sri Lankan women were urged to delay getting pregnant after more than 40 expectant mothers died of COVID-19 in four months, the health ministry said on Thursday.
- Sep 02, 2021 10:02 PM IST
With the country suffering a hard-hitting economic crisis, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he ordered emergency regulations to counter the hoarding of sugar, rice and other essential foods.
- Aug 20, 2021 11:30 AM IST
“There are no justifiable reasons for us to recognise a Taliban rule,' he added. Wickremesinghe advocated the snapping of diplomatic relations with Afghanistan by recalling the Lankan embassy presence there.
- Aug 19, 2021 02:47 PM IST
With the country of 21 million already facing shortages of imported cooking gas and sugar because of the lack of dollars, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka increased its deposit and lending rates by 50 basis points to 5.0 percent and 6.0 percent respectively.
- Aug 16, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Sri Lanka's health ministry under Pavithra Wanniarachchi came under intense criticism last week for understating coronavirus infections.
- Aug 13, 2021 04:28 PM IST
Sri Lanka is fighting the third wave of coronavirus. The first five cases of the Delta variant detected came from Colombo on June 17.
- Jul 30, 2021 07:24 PM IST
The move came even as Sri Lanka recorded a doubling in daily Covid-19 cases to around 2,000 compared to early July, with hospitals struggling to cope.
- Jul 27, 2021 04:37 PM IST
The second T20I has been rescheduled on July 28, the BCCI said, adding that the third and final match of the series would be played as scheduled on July 29.
- Jul 25, 2021 01:44 PM IST
Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner to Chennai, Dr D Venkateshwaran told Kitex MD Sabu Jacob there would be “complete co-operation” if Kitex were to invest in Sri Lanka.
- Jul 13, 2021 03:45 PM IST
In the village of Lunugala, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) away, adults escort schoolchildren to a mountaintop treehouse in a forest reserve. It's about 30 feet high and has internet access. They take turns to upload their homework and download lesson plans.
- Jul 05, 2021 07:17 PM IST
The consignment was part of the 800,000 COVID-19 jabs to be delivered to the island nation in the next few weeks.
- Jun 18, 2021 03:03 PM IST
A group of 13 local fishermen claimed that they had ventured into the sea on May 7 onboard trawlers 'Thushan 1' and 'Thushan II' and were physically assaulted by the Indian Navy in the international waters around Diego Garcia on June 4.
- Jun 04, 2021 08:13 PM IST
The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking on June 3, a day after authorities extinguished a fire that raged on the vessel for 12 days. Efforts to tow the ship into deeper waters away from the port in Colombo failed after the ship’s stern became submerged and rested on the seabed.
- Jun 03, 2021 04:12 PM IST
A cargo ship is sinking off Sri Lanka's main port of Colombo after a 13-day fire that already caused the island's worst marine environmental damage. The Indian Ocean nation is now battling to avert a possible oil leak that would compound the pollution caused by tonnes of plastic that have swamped beaches.
- May 26, 2021 12:54 PM IST
India has deployed three ships, one tugboat and a Dornier aircraft to help firefighting and pollution control on the request of Sri Lankan authorities, the Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka said. The first vessel arrived in the capital Colombo on Tuesday night.
- May 25, 2021 03:01 PM IST
The bill was passed on Thursday with 149 votes in favour and 58 against, reports Xinhua news agency. Under the legislation, a President-appointed commission will be established to govern the SEZ.