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US announces US.-Pakistan Business Matching Service

The United States has announced US-Pakistan Business Matching Service which will help the Pakistani companies to link up with American firms.

Karnataka HC refused to discharge Jayalalithaa from Disproportionate Wealth Case

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms Jayalalithaa, seeking to quash a Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate wealth case pending against her in a special court in Bengaluru.

India extends US$ 67.4 m. Line of Credit to Sri Lanka for Colombo-Matara rail upgradation

A Line of Credit Agreement for US$ 67.4 million was signed here between Government of Sri Lanka and Export-Import Bank of India earlier yesterday.

Main Opposition has already accepted defeat at General Elections -- Prof. Pieris

Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Prof. G.L.Pieris said that the main Opposition; the United National Party or the Front has already accepted the defeat at the General Elections due on April 08.

India to scale down operations of missions in Afghanistan

India is looking at various options including scaling down operations of its missions in Afghanistan in the wake of terror attacks on Indians there.

High-level Lankan delegation to Brussels next week for talks with EU

A high level Sri Lankan delegation will leave for Brussels on March 15 for talks with the European Union (EU) on several important issues, said by Minister of Export Development and International Trade Prof. G.L.Pieris.

Sri Lanka gives green light to Indian consul office in Jaffna

The Sri Lankan government has given the go ahead to set up an Indian Consul office in Jaffna.

6 die in US aid group office attack in Northwest Pakistan

At least six people including two women were killed when militants armed with guns and grenades stormed the offices of a US-based Christian charity in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Bogollagama calls upon the British govt to support Lanka’s efforts to rebuild the country

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama indicated that Sri Lanka encourages the international community, including the UK, to channel development assistance through the Sri Lanka Government at this decisive phase in the country’s development process following the end of the conflict.

Over 30 Tibetans protesting China held

Authorities have arrested at least 33 Tibetans, who demonstrated against China to mark the 51st anniversary of a failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese annexation, from various parts of Kathmandu, Wednesday.

Krishna denies Pak charge of India role in Lahore blast

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday trashed allegations of the Research and Analysis Wing's (RAW) involvement in Monday's Lahore blast, asserting that India had no hand in it. "It is total falsehood. India has no hand in the Lahore blast," said Krishna. "This is an unthinkable accusation against India," he added.

Family Law Reform Committee hands over report to Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda

The Committee appointed by the Minister of Justice and Law Reform, Milinda Moragoda, to consider reforms to the Family Law in Sri Lanka, presented its report on Wednesday to the Minister.

Karunanidhi's portrait issue: Conventions created by people time to time-Congress replies to Jyayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Congress President K V Thangabalu while commenting on the allegation made by AIADMK supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa on unveiling portrait of the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in the old and new assembly complex, said that the conventions created by people time to time and there was nothing wrong in the state cabinet decision to unveil Chief Ministers Portrait.

BRGF, to address regional imbalances and bridge critical gaps in India

The Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF) signifies a new approach to addressing persistent regional imbalances in rural development and strengthening local self-governance across India in 250 districts including 27 States. Truly this is a significant scheme in the history of Panchayti Raj.

Sri Lanka a true “Wonder of Asia”

Sri Lanka – the Wonder of Asia, a promotional event organized in Beijing, with a rich ambiance of her culture, heritage & cuisine very confidently placed this exquisite island in the Indian Ocean, as a truly miracle destination in Asia.