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Joint communique of leaders roundtable of Belt and Road forum

Joint communique of leaders roundtable of Belt and Road forum

1. We, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, President Mauricio Macri of the Republic of Argentina, President Alexander Lukashenko of the Republic of Belarus, President Michelle Bachelet Jeria of the Republic of Chile, President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, President Joko …

House Ownership for Plantation Workers

House Ownership for Plantation Workers

Introduction                                                                             Providing decent house for the plantation …

Hackers lure mid-ranking officers with promise of overseas posts

Hackers lure mid-ranking officers with promise of overseas posts

A massive cyber attack on the computers of Indian Army officers has been thwarted. Suspected Pakistani and Chinese hackers attempted to inject data stealing malware on military systems by luring army officers by offering a foreign posting to Sri Lanka. ‘The pinpointed attacks were launched …

Wooing Sri Lanka

Wooing Sri Lanka

There was more sound than light to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka. Though the trip was meant to be more ceremonial, with heavy religious overtones as it was tied to the International Vesak Day celebrations, there was a diplomatic victory of sorts …

Mum on visit

Mum on visit

The opposition cannons fell silent yet again as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka on May 12 — his second trip to the island nation in two years, to reinforce the traditional connect between the two nations. His two-day visit to Sri Lanka (to …

TNA discussed issues of mutual interest

TNA discussed issues of mutual interest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the leaders of Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party TNA and discussed bilateral issues. The Tamil National Alliance delegation led by main opposition leader R Sampanthan met Prime Minister Modi at the Colombo airport before he left for home after wrapping …

China defends Military ties

China defends Military ties

China defended its military relationship with Sri Lanka as good for regional peace and stability after Sri Lanka rejected a request from China to dock one of its submarines in Colombo this month. Sri Lanka last allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in the capital …

India’s moves

India’s moves

By Mohammad Jamil:                                                             One of the primary functions of a diplomat is to build and …

Shares end near one-year high

Shares end near one-year high

Sri Lankan shares ended marginally higher on Friday, near a one-year high, led by gains in blue chips such as Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc and conglomerate John Keells Holdings Plc. Stockbrokers said they expect the bullish trend to continue next week with the central bank …

Narendra Modi woos Tamil community

Narendra Modi woos Tamil community

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Tamil community on Friday, saying people like Tamil Nadu’s late former chief minister MG Ramachandran and cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan have left an indelible mark on society. Arriving to a rousing welcome at a public rally in Sri Lanka’s Dickoya, Narendra …