News Updates

15th Oct, 2018 - 21st Oct, 2018
  • Assassination Plot against Sri Lankan President: News appeared in the media alleged involvement of Indian intelligence agency RAW to kill President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri lanka. Government, however, refuted as false, fabricated news intend to sabotage Indo-Lankan ties. (The Daily News, October 18, 2018)
  • India concerns on projects delays: PM Modi showed his serious concern on development projects delays from Sri Lankan side as former wants timely completion. India offered open discussion if there is any doubt. (The Daily News, October 21, 2018)
  • Meeting held between PM and Rahul Gandhi: Both sides discussed regional politics and economic outlook and extremism. (Daily News, October 20, 2018)
  • Enhancing Food export to India: Mechanism is being discussed to institutionalize food export to India by partner countries including Sri Lanka. (Sunday Observer, October 21, 2018)
1st Oct, 2018 - 11th Oct, 2018
  • Indo-Lanka accord has outlived its utility - Subramaniam Swami
    Subramaniam Swamy, a stalwart of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in an email interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about India- Sri Lanka ties, Swamy, a Harvard-educated economist, recently invited former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address a seminar in New Delhi. He is an ardent critic of the LTTE. The Excerpts. (Daily Mirror, October 11, 2018)
  • Modi wants SL political parties to have dialogues with the separate Indian states – Douglas Leader of Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) MP Douglas Devananda, in an interview with, speaks about his recent visit to India along with a parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. (Daily Mirror, October 4, 2018)
  • UN gives 12 years to curb global-warming catastrophe
    With Sri Lanka again being devastated by floods and landslides with about 60,000 people left homeless and at least nine dead and with hurricane ‘Michael’ hitting Florida and the adjoining areas -- the worst in their history -- the United Nations has warned that the world has only 12 years to limit the climate change catastrophe. (Daily Mirror, October 11, 2018)
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