PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 02:24 PM IST
- The government was resisting calls to allow burials citing health concerns.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Sri Lanka's acting health minister Channa Jayasumana said 500,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine arrived on Thursday. He said the new batch was ordered under an agreement between the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) of Sri Lanka and the Serum Institute of India.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:32 PM IST
- The two countries reached a broad consensus on ways and means to further strengthen cooperation in a comprehensive manner.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:29 PM IST
"Our only dispute is Kashmir and it can only be resolved through dialogue," he said.
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Ramesh Pathirana, who is also the Minister of Plantations, said Sri Lanka is likely to go only with the AstraZeneca vaccines for the second phase of vaccination as the Chinese and Russian vaccines are not ready yet.
By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:08 AM IST
- India’s decision to allow the special flight to use its airspace was in marked contrast to Pakistan’s actions in 2019, when Islamabad denied permission for the use of Pakistani airspace by three Indian VVIP flights.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:21 PM IST
Bilateral meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are scheduled, during which trade, investment, health, education, agriculture, technology, defence and tourism would be discussed, according to a media statement.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The State Pharmaceutical Corporation has signed the order with Serum Institute of India (SII) for 10 million doses, officials said.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:47 PM IST
It is said that the speech to Parliament had been included in Khan’s itinerary at the Pakistan government's request. However, it was later cancelled.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 07:37 PM IST
It is the second deal with India to be scrapped by Sri Lanka this year. Last month, the Sri Lankan government scrapped the trilateral deal with India and Japan to develop the Colombo Port’s Eastern Container Terminal (ECT).
By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 08:25 PM IST
- Sri Lanka’s Speaker Mahinda Abeywardena had told leaders of political parties last week that Khan would address the Parliament during his two-day visit beginning February 22. The foreign leader's address was scheduled for February 24.
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 10:12 PM IST
- Sri Lanka, this month, decided to run the East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo port as a fully owned operation of the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA).
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:16 PM IST
Sri Lanka began vaccinating its frontline workers late last month after receiving 50,000 free Oxford-AstraZeneca-Covishield vaccines from India.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:36 PM IST
- The protesters allege that lands owned by Tamils are being grabbed and Tamil areas are being systematically populated with the majority Sinhala community since the military conflict ended in 2009 in Lanka
By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:30 AM IST
The development marks the latest twist in the troubled project to develop the East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo port under a trilateral agreement signed in 2019 by the governments of India, Japan and Sri Lanka.
Reuters, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Sri Lanka had previously said the port would be 49% operated by India and Japan, with SLPA retaining the majority stake.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 02:36 PM IST
The first vaccine was given to Dr Ananda Wijewickrema, a specialist at the hospital.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:58 PM IST
"China will donate three lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka to jointly fight the Covid-19 pandemic," state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a statement from the Chinese embassy in Colombo.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told the Cabinet that the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo informed that India would be sending 500,000 vaccines to Sri Lanka and they will arrive here on January 28.
AP, Colombo, Sri Lanka
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Sri Lanka reopened to foreign tourists Thursday after a nearly 10-month pandemic closure that cut deeply into the Indian Ocean island nation's lucrative travel industry.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:08 PM IST
England hasn't lost a series in Sri Lanka since 2007, having generally countered spin bowling well to find success.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:22 PM IST
England completed a comprehensive seven-wicket win in the first test in Galle on Monday and finish the series at the same venue with the second fixture starting on Friday, before they head to India for four more matches.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:36 PM IST
The Committee on Parliamentary Business has decided that Parliament will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday only, following the Covid-19 cases reported last week, the official said.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 06:30 PM IST
An unbeaten 110-run partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Root saw England to 127-2 at stumps on Thursday, trailing by eight runs.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:43 PM IST
In a separate incident, the Lankan navy personnel allegedly damaged fishing nets in 20 mechanised boats near Katchatheevu on Saturday, the officials said.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:30 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami tweeted, "The news that a monument erected at the Jaffna University campus in memory of university students and the general public who were mercilessly killed in the final phase of the war in Mullivaikkal, Sri Lanka, has been demolished overnight is shocking."
By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:56 PM IST
It is something he is grateful for with all his previous test appearances coming at home and in seamer-friendly South Africa.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Jaishankar unequivocally stated the Indian position on the 13th Amendment to the island nation, Purohit said in a statement.
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Acknowledging the immediate challenge of post-Covid-19 recovery, Jaishankar said India will “always be a dependable partner and a reliable friend”
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Colombo, Sri Lanka
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:21 PM IST
Speaking at a joint media briefing with his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena, Jaishankar said the Covid pandemic has given the two sides an opportunity to work even more closely together.