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Sri Lanka: Island country in South Asia
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

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U.S. bans Sri Lankan army chief from entry, citing civil war abuses

The United States barred Sri Lanka's army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, from entering the country over accusations of human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009..
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U.S. blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites killings, abuses

The United States has blacklisted Sri Lanka's army chief, Shavendra Silva, for human rights violations including extrajudicial killings during the last phase of the country's civil war in 2009,..
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Videos for Sri Lanka


Romanian bakery embroiled in racism scandal over Sri Lankan workers [Video]Romanian bakery embroiled in racism scandal over Sri Lankan workers

Romanian bakery embroiled in racism scandal over Sri Lankan workers

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:30Published

Sri Lanka's Tamils fear discrimination under new president [Video]Sri Lanka's Tamils fear discrimination under new president

Northern area neglected under new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who led campaign against Tamil Tigers during civil war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published

 

INS Jamuna to do detailed hydrographic survey during deployment in SL


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Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa offers prayers at Lord Balaji


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Sri Lankan PM arrives at Tirumala for worship


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Sri Lankan PM offers prayer at Mahabodhi Temple


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Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Buddhist shrine in Sarnath today

Security has been beefed up in the city ahead of his visit.
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Top News of the Day | Feb 8, 2020: Delhi assembly polls conclude, Sri Lankan PM meets PM Modi & more

Here are the important news of the day
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Security, terror, trade dominate talks between PM Modi, Sri Lankan counterpart


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Sri Lanka PM to offer prayers at Lord Venkateswara temple on February 11

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will offer prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala on Tuesday, a temple official said. An ardent devotee of the ancient..
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Hope Sri Lanka will fulfil aspirations of Tamil people: PM Modi after talks with Sri Lankan PM

Rajapaksa's visit here assumed significance as his tenure as Sri Lanka's president from 2005 to 2016 saw expansion of China's footprints in the Indian Ocean island nation, triggering concerns in India...
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Sri Lankan premier Mahinda Rajapaksa receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, holds talks with PM Modi

He also held talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and held discussions on the wide-ranging issue.
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Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Officials said a range of key bilateral issues, including trade and investment, as well as defence and security figured in the talks between the two prime ministers. Earlier, External Affairs Minister..
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Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa meets EAM S Jaishankar


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Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi meet Lanka PM Rajapaksa

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and discussed a host of issues.
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Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa embarks on 4-day state visit to India

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday embarked on a four-day state visit to India where he would hold talks on a number of key areas including trade, defence and maritime security..
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India, Lanka expected to discuss trade, defence during PM Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit

India and Sri Lanka are expected to discuss trade, defence and maritime security initiatives and finalise the implementation agenda for a $450 million line of credit offered by New Delhi during Prime..
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Gopal Baglay appointed Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Seasoned diplomat Gopal Baglay was on Saturday appointed India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Seasoned diplomat Gopal Baglay was on Saturday appointed India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.
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High level official delegation to visit Sri Lanka to assess work for Sita Mata temple, says MP CM


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Sri Lankan PM Rajapaksa to visit India from Feb 7-11: MEA


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11 Indian fishermen held off Sri Lankan coast for fishing in territorial waters

They have been taken to a prison in Sri Lanka. This has been a routine affair. Both state and central governments have failed to address the issue. The livelihood of fishermen has been continuously..
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MP govt to form committee to build Sita Mata temple in Sri Lanka


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PM Modi thanks Maldives president and Sri Lankan PM for R-Day wishes

"Thank you the greetings on India's #RepublicDay, President @ibusolih. It is a matter of immense delight that friendship between India and Maldives is getting even stronger, benefitting the people of..
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No bias against Muslims, no persecution of Hindus in Sri Lanka: RSS' Joshi


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Double trouble: Sri Lanka's twin gathering marred by overcrowding

Thousands of twins packed two-by-two into a stadium in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday - so many that officials struggled to count them in time to prove they had organized a record-breaking gathering.
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India, Sri Lanka seek closer military ties as China clout grows

Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbours after security talks, the president's office said Sunday, as China's economic clout increases in the..
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NSA Doval meets Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, pledges $50 million assistance from India


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S Jaishankar holds talks with Sri Lankan foreign minister


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Sri Lanka foreign minister to visit India on Jan 9-10


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Renowned Hindi author Ganga Prasad Vimal dies in road accident in Sri Lanka


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15 years on, a look back at the Boxing Day tsunami

December 26 marks 15 years since a 9.1 magnitude quake off the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and..
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'When Hindus from Pakistan get citizenship, why not Hindus from Sri Lanka?': Kamal Haasan

Haasan also added that he had been trying to get in touch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi by sending him a letter and also a video, but that he hasn't been able to meet him.
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Sri Lanka's 'Foundation of Goodness' turns around a village decimated by tsunami

When Kushil Gunasekera returned to Seenigama in Sri Lanka's Galle district days after it was wiped out by a massive tsunami on Dec. 24, 2014, he got to work.
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Govt has no data on minorities who faced religious persecution: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad asked on Wednesday why the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill does not include Hindus from Sri Lanka and Christians from Bhutan, as he alleged that the..
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Opposition tears into CAB, says what about Lanka, Myanmar Hindus

The brunt of the opposition attack, articulated by Congress, DMK, BSP and SP, was that while the bill discriminates against Muslims, it is biased against persecuted individuals including Hindus in Sri..
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India calls for effective steps agaist terrorism on SAARC's foundation day

The 19th SAARC summit was to happen in Islamabad in 2016 but was boycotted by India along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan after the Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Sri Lanka-India bilateral ties revitalised, will maintain warm relations with New Delhi: President Gotabaya

Sri Lanka's newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Monday that his recent visit to India, his first foreign trip, has revitalised the historical ties between the two countries, vowing that..
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Tackling terror tops Modi-Gotabaya talks

India on Friday announced two separate lines of credit worth $450 million for Sri Lanka - $400 million for development assistance and $50 million for counter-terror cooperation -as PM Narendra Modi..
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa invites PM Modi to visit Sri Lanka

Addressing a joint press conference with PM Modi here, Rajapaksa said, "I am certainly very happy to be here because India is our closest neighbour as well as our long-standing friend. I would avail..
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Sri Lanka President assures to take steps to release Indian fishermen's boats

Sri Lanka President Gotayaba Rajapaksa on Friday assured that his country will take steps to release the Indian fishermen's boats which are in the island nation's custody. "We discussed in length the..
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India announces $400 million loan for Sri Lanka, in support of new president

India will lend Sri Lanka $400 million for infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday after talks with the island nation's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa aimed at improving..
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PM Modi announces $450 million financial assistance to Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced $450 million line of credit to Sri Lanka to strengthen its economy, including $50 million to fight terrorism after he held talks with the island..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

'Want to take relationship with India to a higher level,' says Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, meets PM Modi

The newly-elected Sri Lankan President also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to India: All you need to know


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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in New Delhi, to meet PM Modi today

In his first overseas tour after taking reins of Sri Lanka over a week ago, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit, signalling his intent to deepen bilateral ties with..
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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives on three-day visit

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived here on Thursday, in his first foreign visit after taking reins of power in the island nation. On Friday, he will hold extensive talks with..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Sri Lanka won't do anything that will harm India's interests: Prez Rajapaksa

"We will work with India as a friendly country and won't do anything that will harm India's interests," said Rajapaksa, who will travel to New Delhi on November 29 on his first official trip abroad as..
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