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India offers USD 400mn credit line

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a USD 400 million line of credit to Sri Lanka to fund infrastructure projects in the island.

President holds discussions with Indian External Affairs Minister

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met the Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar in New Delhi earlier today (29), President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

Will not harm Indian interests; leasing H’tota Port was a mistake – President

In his first ever interview as Head of State, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told an Indian journalist that he will not harm Indian interests,

Colombo air quality drops to unhealthy levels

Air pollution in Colombo reached a disconcerting "unhealthy" level this morning, according to the US Embassy, dropping to 173 AQI points.

Sri Lanka begins upgrading ageing railway with ADB credit

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka is starting to upgrade its ageing railway network loan to win back passengers as congestion and delays hit road transport.

SriLankan Airlines cancels flights to Kochi due to floods

SriLankan Airlines has suspended all flight operations to Kochi (also known as Cochin) in Kerala, India, today (09) until Sunday (11) as the airport was forced to shut down due to flooding.

Buddhist-majority Ladakh’s statehood India’s internal matter – Sri Lanka PM

Weighing in on the Indian government's controversial decision to repeal Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared to cautiously welcome the Buddhist-majority Ladakh region being granted Union Territory status.

India and SL on IS crosshairs – Indian intelligence

Communications between Indian state intelligence and Kerala police indicate that the Islamic State (IS) is turning its attention to the Indian Ocean region, reported NDTV today (20), leading to speculation that India and Sri Lanka could be on the Islamist outfit’s crosshairs.

Zahran linked to three IS cases in India

Indian newspaper The Hindu, quoting the National Investigation Agency (NIA), reports that Sri Lanka's Easter attack mastermind Zahran Hashim was linked to three Islamic State (IS) cases in India.

Japan to help Sri Lanka combat global terrorism

A bilateral defence agreement between Sri Lanka and Japan was among matters taken up at discussions held between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Japan’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe yesterday.

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