Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicIndia-Sri lanka

Topic: India-Sri lanka

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

India ‘dependable friend’ of Sri Lanka, will assist in its economic recovery, says Jaishankar

Jaishankar met the newly-appointed Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry on the margins of an ASEAN conclave in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

‘Close friend’ India vows support to new Lanka President Wickremesinghe, denies ‘interference’

Wickremesinghe was named President days after Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned, following months of protests over a crushing economic crisis that has seen prices of essentials soar. 

Indian envoy meets Sri Lankan Speaker, lauds Parliament’s role in upholding democracy there

High Commissioner Gopal Baglay's meeting with Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena comes days before Sri Lanka elects a new President on 20 July, amidst the ongoing economic & political turmoil there.

India urges ‘early solution’ to Lanka crisis, stresses ‘democratic means’ as Gotabaya resigns

MEA says India assisting and responding to current crisis in Sri Lanka with 'urgency' in order to help Lankans overcome 'hardships arising from the economic situation in the country'. 

Lanka’s Gotabaya ‘flees’ to Male, likely to head to Dubai or Singapore later

India has denied any involvement in Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaving the county. The Sri Lankan President is expected to resign Wednesday.

Stay away from China-backed $14bn Colombo port city project — India’s message for pvt sector

Port City Colombo project aims to build residential, retail & business destination on land reclaimed from ocean. India concerned about 'lax jurisdiction', growing Chinese presence.

Indian businessman ‘caught’ for ‘distributing Rs 5L’ in Lanka ‘would do it all again’

Telangana native Ravinder Reddy says he was taken in for questioning, but not ill-treated; claims was allowed to return home after 'intervention' by Indian High Commission.

Why many Hindu priests are upset with Mohan Bhagwat, say RSS chief ‘no shankaracharya’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Sri Lanka to borrow $55 mn from India to buy urea, year after disastrous organic farming turn

Sri Lankan cabinet Tuesday approved proposal for the loan, which will be extended via EXIM Bank of India. India will also be supplying the country with 65,000 metric tonnes of urea.

On Camera

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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