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PM Modi and Mahinda Rajapaksa discussed the health and economic impact of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and the measures being taken to counter it.
A viral video falsely purporting to show a Muslim restaurateur admitting to mixing ‘sterilization pills’ into food of Sinhala-Buddhists was blamed for the 2018 riots.
South Asia has for long witnessed a see-saw diplomatic battle between India and China, but Covid is adding fresh dimensions to this engagement.
Sri Lanka reported its highest one-day infection total, 49, Friday. It has so far recorded 414 cases, of whom over 100 have fully recovered.
Sri Lanka has placed critical economic measures to save resources hit badly by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has infected 373 persons in the country.
The coronavirus outbreak has killed seven people and infected 295 others in the country.
Sri Lankan police have arrested over 200 suspects in connection with the bombings.
Twitter suspension of the Chinese embassy account in Sri Lanka came days after its undiplomatic tweet. The embassy said freedom of speech must be honoured.
The consignment was sent to Colombo by an Air India special charter flight. It was sent as a donation under the SAARC framework.
The senior citizen had contracted the virus from Lanka's second coronavirus patient who was in contact with a group of Italian tourists.