Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* External Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka to visit India
Thu, Jul 3, 2014, 11:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 03, New Delhi: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G. L. Peiris will be visiting India next week, India said today.

Sri Lankan Minister is expected to hold discussions with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on key issues of mutual interest to both countries, mainly the fishermen's issue and the welfare of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Official Spokesperson of India's Ministry of External Affairs said at the press briefing Thursday that the two governments are working on the Sri Lankan Minister's visit and it is likely that he would visit this month.

The spokesman did not reveal a specific date for the visit.

This will be Peiris' second visit to India after the new government came into power. He accompanied Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the swearing-in ceremony of the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26.

When asked about the Indian fishermen detained in Sri Lanka, the spokesperson said Sri Lanka has released more than 175 fishermen since the new Modi government came to power.

"There are small number of fishermen who are still in custody in Sri Lanka and our Mission is working on that," he said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Joint Opposition says the 'Pada Yathra' protest march will be successful
-- [2 hours ago]
Families of deceased Sri Lankan migrant workers to receive compensation and salary dues tomorrow
-- [3 hours ago]
Swedish trade delegation adds to growing momentum ahead of WEDF 2016 in Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Saudi court hands 5 years to American who killed his Sri Lankan wife
-- [4 hours ago]
USS New Orleans arrives in Sri Lanka to provide training and disaster relief
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party says there is a growing trend of communal clashes
Canada encourages Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitment to UNHRC on the anniversary of Black July
Sri Lankan PM questions how fighting corruption is political revenge
Government warns plantation companies failing to pay Rs. 2500 wages increment to workers
Japanese, Omani naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.