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India helps 4 Sri Lankan students evacuate from Eastern Ukraine

India has helped four Sri Lankan students to move out of the East Ukrainian city of Lugansk. They have been evacuated to Kiev by Indian diplomats, who had gone to Lugansk to arrange for the evacuation of approximately 1000 Indian students who were studying largely in the medical college there.

Indian  foreign office spokesman Syed Akbaruddin
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Sari diplomacy is working!

This is with reference to the news report ‘Premier Modi thanks Sharif for ‘wonderful’ white sari’ (6 June), I am sure that everyone who read this will be sincerely pleased to see the relations between the two countries are warming up.

PM Narendra Modi's mother opens the box of saree gifted by Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif
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President of Tatarstan welcomes Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russia

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov warmly welcomed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation Udayanga Weeratunga in the Presidential Palace in Tatarstan’s capital Kazan.

President of Tatarstan  Rustam Minnikhanov with Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation  Udayanga Weeratunga
President of Tatarstan welcomes Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russia
President of Tatarstan welcomes Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russia
President of Tatarstan welcomes Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russia
President of Tatarstan welcomes Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russia
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Pakistan awards Prestigious Jinnah Scholarship to 69 brilliant Sri Lankan Students in Kandy

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded SL Rs 1.7 Million worth of educational scholarships last evening to 69 bright Sri Lankan students of O/L and A/L under the first Phase of Jinnah Scholarship Programme 2014.

High Commissioner of Pakistan  Qasim Qureshi presenting Jinnah Scholarship Award to a Student
Chief Guest  Tikiri Banda Kobbekaduwa Governor Central Province presenting Jinnah Scholarship Award to a Student
High Commissioner of Pakistan   Qasim Qureshi addressing the gathering
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Rishad leading strong biz delegation to Kunming kick-off

As bilateral trade with China crossed $ 3 Bn, one of the biggest ever trade and business delegations from Sri Lanka is flying to grace the 22nd Kunming international Fair in China which kicks off tomorrow June 06.

Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka addresses the seventh China - South Asia Business Forum (CSABF) held at the Convention Centre of Kunming City in Yunnan Province, China, in 2012 June.
Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka ( L ) meets His Excellency Gu Zhaoxi, Deputy Governor of Yunnan Province ( C ) on 04 June at the Kai Wa Plaza Hotel, Beijing Street, Kunming,  prior to the start of Sino- Lanka trade discussions that took place during Minister Bathiudeen’s Kunming Fair visit in 2012.
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Sushma Swaraj to visit B’desh this month-end

Indian leadership has clearly set its eyes on its neighbourhood. While Prime Minister Narendera Modi will make his maiden foreign visit to Bhutan this month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be going to Dhaka towards the end of the month in what would be her stand-alone first visit since the BJP-led NDA government came to power on May 26.

Sushma Swaraj to visit B’desh this month-end
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