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5 August, 2018 2:40 PM Sri Lankan govenment reworking MoU on airport deal with India

The Lankan government had last month asked the Indian airport operator to submit its business plan for operating the loss-making airport. The Sri Lankan government is reworking on the draft of a memorandum of understanding to hand over the management of Mattala Rajapaksha International Airport at Hambantota to an Indian airport operator, according to a media 73

4 July, 2018 3:46 PM India to discuss Lanka airport joint venture

An Indian delegation is in Colombo to discuss a possible joint venture to operate the loss-making Mattala international airport in southern Sri Lanka, the government said on Wednesday. Sri Lankan Deputy Minister of Transport Ashok Abeysinghe stated this in parliament while answering an opposition query on whether the Mattala airport would be sold outright 43

1 May, 2018 4:19 PM Sirisena carries out his fourth Cabinet reshuffle

The move comes weeks after six Ministers had resigned from his National Unity government. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday reshuffled his Cabinet for the fourth time and changed the portfolios of 18 Ministers, weeks after six Ministers had resigned from his National Unity government. Six Cabinet Ministers had resigned on April 12, after 149

22 March, 2018 3:30 PM U.S. denies entry to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son

Sri Lankan legislator Namal Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has said U.S. authorities denied him permission to fly to Texas from Moscow. He went to the Russian capital as an observer for the recent presidential election. In a tweet on Thursday, the 31-year-old MP said: “Emirates Air #Moscow informs I won’t make my Houston Flight 76

12 February, 2018 7:43 PM Sri Lanka's ex-leader Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks fresh elections after council vote boost

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Monday for parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections to be held after a party backed by him won local council polls in the strongest rebuff yet to the unity government. The national election is not due until 2020 and under the constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena can bring 76

11 February, 2018 7:31 AM Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa led SLPP is expected to win the local government elections based on the results so far. According to unofficial results from various districts where polls were held yesterday, Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) is expected to win a majority of the 340 councils. There are 24 municipal councils 61

29 July, 2017 9:19 AM Sri Lanka, China Sign $1.1 Billion Hambantota Port Deal

Cash-rich China has invested millions of dollars in Sri Lanka's infrastructure since the end of a brutal civil war in 2009. The deal may raise security concerns in India. Colombo: Sri Lanka today signed a US $1.1 billion deal to sell a 70 per cent stake of the strategic Hambantota port to China, amid concerns over the massive debt the island nation incurred 62

16 May, 2017 4:13 PM Sri Lanka backs India's concerns over China's OBOR project

Sri Lanka, which attended the just concluded Belt and Road Forum here, has backed India's concern over the Kashmir issue, saying it is difficult for New Delhi to accept the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it goes through the "heart of Indian interests". BEIJING: Sri Lanka, which attended the just concluded Belt and Road Forum here, has backed 142

13 May, 2017 5:05 AM India woos Sri Lanka, seeks to check China with Colombo-Kashi flight

Promote your Business on Economictimes.com for free and reach out to millions of potential Customers LUCKNOW/VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to announce a direct flight between Colombo and Varanasi is intended to leverage an ancient cultural connection and tap India's soft power potential in boosting ties with Sri Lanka and checking 41

12 May, 2017 3:09 PM India calls for deeper ties with Sri Lanka as China looms

"I believe we are at a moment of great opportunity in our ties with Sri Lanka. An opportunity to achieve a quantum jump in our partnership across different fields," PM Modi told a Buddhist conference. His comments came as Sri Lanka rebuffed a Chinese request to dock a submarine at one of its ports. COLOMBO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared 55