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RBI signs USD400 million currency swap pact with <strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Lanka</strong>

RBI signs USD400 million currency swap pact with Sri Lanka

25 Mar 2015

Mumbai: RBI on Wednesday signed a USD 400 million currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for three years that will allow the island nation to draw the amount in dollars or euros in multiple tranches.

RBI,   RBI swap pact,   currency swap pact,   RBI Sri Lanka swap pact,   RBI and Sri Lanka,   India Sri Lanka swap pact,  
Indian fishermen give seven-point plea to <strong>Sri</strong> Lankan counterparts

Indian fishermen give seven-point plea to Sri Lankan counterparts

25 Mar 2015

Chennai: At the third round of bilateral talks between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen held here on Tuesday, the Indian fishermen gave a seven point plea including nod to fish in the island nation territory for 83 days in a year which their Lankan counterparts said they would consider.

Indian fishermen,   seven-point plea,   Sri Lanka,   India Sri Lanka bilateral talks,   Sri Lankan fishermen,   fishermen arrest,   fishermen talks,  
<strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Lanka</strong> President orders release of 54 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka President orders release of 54 Indian fishermen

24 Mar 2015

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday ordered the release of 54 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu arrested last week by the navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters.

Sri Lanka President,   Fishermen release,   Maithripala Sirisena,   Navy,   Fishermen level talks ,  
PM Modi 'persuasion' leads <strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Lanka</strong> to rethink CEPA

PM Modi 'persuasion' leads Sri Lanka to rethink CEPA

22 Mar 2015

Colombo: In a surprise move, the new Sri Lankan government is bringing back the long-pending CEPA with India to the negotiating table after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "gentle persuasion", a media report said on Sunday.

PM Modi,   Sri Lanka,   CEPA,  arendra Modi,   Maithripala Sirisena ,  
Unscheduled Indian tour hurt <strong>Sri</strong> Lanka's World Cup preparations: Official

Unscheduled Indian tour hurt Sri Lanka's World Cup preparations: Official

23 Mar 2015

Colombo: The hurriedly arranged tour of India by Sri Lankan cricket administrators last year hurt the team's chances of going beyond the quarter-final stage of the World Cup, a former SLC co-member has said.

Indian tour,   Sri Lanka,   World Cup,   World Cup 2015,   Jayantha Dharmadasa,   Shammi Silva,  
Key Rajapaksa aide charged with graft in <strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Lanka</strong>

Key Rajapaksa aide charged with graft in Sri Lanka

20 Mar 2015

Colombo: A key figure in the former Mahinda Rajapaksa administration and a current MP has been charged with graft and questioned by a commission probing corruption over accusations his assets exceeded his income.

Rajapaksa aide,   graft charge,   Sri Lanka,   Mahinda Rajapaksa,   Sajin de Vass Gunawardena,  
 Decision on <strong>Sri</strong> Lankan national anthem in Tamil comes under attack

Decision on Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil comes under attack

21 Mar 2015

Colombo: A decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to allow the singing of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil has sparked a row, with the move coming under attack from his own Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP).

Sri Lanka,   national anthem,   Sri Lankan national anthem,   Sri Lanka Prime Minister,  
Fishermen arrest may undermine talks, Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam to PM Modi

Fishermen arrest may undermine talks, Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam to PM Modi

23 Mar 2015

Chennai: Terming as "shocking" the arrest of 54 state fishermen by Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it could undermine the bilateral fishermen-level talks to be held this week between the two countries.

Sri Lanka,   Tamil Nadu Chief Minister,   O Panneerselvam,   fishermen arrest,   Narendra Modi,   PM Modi,  
<strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Lanka</strong> allows construction of breakwater at Port City Project

Sri Lanka allows construction of breakwater at Port City Project

19 Mar 2015

Beijing: Sri Lanka has allowed some construction work at the suspended USD 1.5 billion Port City Project to save its existing structure from sea erosion ahead of a visit by President Maithripala Sirisena here for candid talks on bilateral ties.

port city projects,   Sri Lanka,   China,   China Sri Lanka ties ,  
PM Modi's Jaffna visit interference in <strong>Sri</strong> Lankan affairs:  Chinese thinktank

PM Modi's Jaffna visit interference in Sri Lankan affairs: Chinese thinktank

20 Mar 2015

Beijing: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil-dominated Jaffna as "interference" in Sri Lanka's affairs, an official Chinese thinktank on Friday said the recent "incidents" in Sino-Lankan ties are sufficient to "merit Beijing's attention."

PM Modi in Jafna,   Modi in Sri Lanka,   Chinese thinktank,   interference in Sri Lanka affairs,  

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