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India extends $1-bn credit facility for Sri Lanka by one year

India provided economic aid worth almost $4 billion, including lines of credit to purchase food, fuel and medicines to Sri Lanka last year.

The credit facility was extended through the State Bank of India (SBI) in response to a specific request from the Sri Lankan government (Twitter/ShehanSema)
Updated on May 30, 2023 11:03 PM IST

Overseas travel ban on ex-Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa lifted

Mahinda Rajapaksa: he Sri Lankan Supreme Court had earlier issued an order that prevented him from leaving the country.

File photo of Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.(REUTERS)
Published on May 18, 2023 10:02 AM IST

Need to develop Ramayana era places in Lanka, Yogi tells envoy

Cultural relations and promotion of tourism between the two countries were particularly discussed during talks between the CM and Sri Lankan envoy

CM Yogi Adityanath met Sri Lankan high commissioner Ashoka Milinda Moragoda in Lucknow on Wednesday (HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2023 10:57 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Sri Lankan LGBT groups win big in their Supreme Court

As India's top court ponders LGBT couples' right to marry, Lanka's apex court has paved the way for Parliament to hear a bill on decriminalising homosexuality

The motivation for the petitioners seeking decriminalisation stemmed from the will as well as fear that if they do not start their legal battle now, the LGBTQIA+ community in Sri Lanka can never move forward. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 10, 2023 03:26 PM IST

Supreme Court in Sri Lanka decriminalizes homosexuality

The Supreme Court, after hearing more than a dozen petitions on both sides of the argument, ruled that homosexuality was not unconstitutional.

LGBTQ rights activists in Sri Lanka have been campaigning for years to change the law in a country where homosexuality was still punishable.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 09, 2023 05:13 PM IST
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