India-Sri Lanka Current Affairs - 2020

Indian and Sri Lankan navies to begin exercise SLINEX today.

The 8th annual joint exercise between Indian and Sri Lankan navies – SLINEX-20 will begin on October 19, 2020 off the Trincomalee coast. It is a 3 day exercise and will end on October 21, 2020. Highlights Sri Lanka Navy would be represented by SLN Ships Sayura and Gajabahu. Both the ships would be led Read More…

India holds talk with Sri Lanka- Key Highlights

The India-Sri Lanka virtual Bilateral Summit held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa today on September 26, 2020. Pm Narendra Modi thanked PM Mahinda Rajapaksa for accepting invitation for the virtual summit and also congratulated the Sri Lankan PM for the victory of his party in the Sri Lankan elections. Read More…

India First Policy of Sri Lanka

The Foreign Secretary Jayanth Colmbage of Sri Lanka recently shared about Sri Lanka’s interests towards India Fist Policy. Highlights The Strategic Security Policy of Sri Lanka will have “India First” approach. This will change its Geo-political situations with China. China is trying to exercise dominance over the island nation for its strategic location in the Read More…

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Prime Minister

On August 9, 2020, former president of Sri Lanka Shri Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the new prime minister. Mahinda Rajapaksa Rajapaksa has completed 50 years of politics in July 2020. He was elected as the Member of Parliament at the age of 24. Since then, he has been elected as President of Sri Read More…

India-Sri Lanka: RBI extends 400 million USD of Currency Swap

On July 25, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India extended 400 million USD of currency swap with Sri Lanka. The currency swap agreement is to remain till November 2022. Highlights The currency swap facility was extended under the SAARC Currency Swap Framework. India is currently considering bilateral currency swap request of Sr Lanka for 1.1 Read More…