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Sri Lanka invited to S. Korea’s 2012 Yeosu Expo : S.Korea’s Hyundai, LG keenly studying Sri Lanka, fact finding mission to Colombo next

Hyundai and LG, the two reputed South Korean brand giants are currently studying Sri Lanka for the “feasibility of commencing manufacturing operation in the country.” Also, other Korean firms too are keen on a variety of projects in Sri Lanka, revealed Jongmoon Choi, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka exposes the partiality of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The partiality of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has once again been manifestly demonstrated in the Council today, lambasted Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka.

Manmohan Singh visiting New York to address UN assembly

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly next week will see high-profile bilateral diplomacy as well that could include meetings with US President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

It is time the Commonwealth spoke for the Sri Lankan people

The 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) is to be held next month in Perth, Australia. This meeting was originally scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka but due to numerous reasons, it was agreed at the 2009 meeting that the 2013 CHOGM will be held in Sri Lanka.

Krishna heading for Vietnam with assertive China in mind

Against the backdrop of China becoming increasingly assertive in the South China Sea region, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will hold talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi later this week to focus on deepening economic and strategic ties between the two countries.

Maldivian president urges legally binding emission cuts

President Mohamed Nasheed reiterated the call for legally binding green house gas emission cuts to arrest global warming, delivering the key note address at a ceremony hosted by former Irish President Mary Robinson.

Advani’s anti-graft yatra a gimmick, says Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare on Tuesday called LK Advani's proposed yatra against corruption as a "gimmick" and said he would not support the BJP unless it backs the Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament and its governments enact a legislation for appointing Lok Ayuktas in states.

SAARC carnival before SAARC summit in Maldives

A sort of “SAARC carnival” will get underway in the Maldives ahead of the November SAARC summit in the country, President Mohamed Nasheed announced.

Maximum security for Indian missions in Afghanistan

The Government has ordered "maximum security" for Indian Missions and other assets in Afghanistan in the wake of a heightened threat from Taliban and other Pakistan-based terror groups that it might carry out a wave of attacks, including car bomb blasts.

Agreement signed to Setup a Three-Tier English Language Training System in Sri Lanka

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday in Colombo between the Government of India and the Government of Sri Lanka for Setting Up of a Three-Tier English Language Training System in Sri Lanka.

Kabul rocked by attacks on NATO offices and US embassy

The US embassy and NATO Isaf headquarters in Kabul came under attack in the late hours of Tuesday in a coordinated and “massive” suicide bombing campaign, according to local officials.

Terror threat leads to deserted shopping centres in Delhi

The bustle across the busy markets and malls of the capital New Delhi was missing on Tuesday as people stayed away fearing a terror attack after a threat e-mail. The day also marked the third anniversary of the 2008 blasts in the city.

JICA Starts Its Support to Open up the Smooth Access Across the Baticaloa Lagoon

Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) Chief Representative Mr. Akira Shimura and the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning Dr. P.B. Jayasundera signed Grant Agreement on Tuesday to commence necessary work to construct a 210 meter long bridge across the Baticaloa Lagoon area with the grant amounting to Japanese Yen 1,206 million (approximately Rs. 1,600 million).

Sri Lanka Navy chased away Indian fishermen involved in poaching around Katchativu

Around 2500 fishermen from Tamil Nadu in 500 boats involved in poaching around the Katchativu Island on Monday afternoon was warned and chased away by the Sri Lanka Navy.

President Mahinda recalls his prison life and says that prisons should be transformed as rehabilitation centres

President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurating the 3 day commemoration ceremonies of the 11th National Prisons Day at Sanath Jayasuriya Stadium in Matara on Monday said that prisons throughout the country should be transformed as rehabilitation centres.

Sri Lanka calls upon the International Community to eschew narrow domestic political compulsions and other parochial imperatives

Head of the Sri Lankan delegation to the current sessions of the U.N.Human Rights Council Minister Mahinda Samarasinge has said the Sri Lankan experience in annihilating terrorism by defeating the world’s ruthless terrorist organization LTTE will enable other countries to deal more effectively with terrorism, separatism and extremism which sadly bedevils many regions of the modern world.