India-Srilanka Current Affairs - 2019

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1st model village built with Indian assistance inaugurated in Sri Lanka

The first model village built with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program was inaugurated at Ranidugama in Gampaha in Sri Lanka. It is a part of housing project meant for war affected people and estate workers. The fully constructed houses were handed over to beneficiaries. Key Highlights Background: India has partnered with Sri Lankan Read More…

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PM not to attend CHOGM; Salman Khurshid to represent India

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given up to the opposition’s pressure against his participation in the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka. He has decided not to attend the meeting. In the absence of PM, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will lead the Indian delegation at the meet. Why there is Read More…

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India, Maldives and Sri Lanka ink Indian Ocean security agreement

India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have signed a tripartite pact on maritime cooperation to secure sea routes in the Indian Ocean region. The three nations will share capacities and information to address threats to maritime security — such as piracy, terrorism and gunrunning —in the Indian Ocean and to pursue sustainable development of maritime Read More…

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India clarifies views to Sri Lanka on 13th Amendment

Indian National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon has clearly voiced India’s view on the 13th Amendment of Sri Lanka’s Constitution emphasizing on the need for Colombo to fulfill its commitment to India and the international community regarding the same. Sri Lanka has also shared the development being taking place towards the implementation of the 13th Amendment. Read More…

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India vote against Sri Lanka on human rights issue; stresses on reconciliation at UNHRC

In the 22nd session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during the adoption of the Report of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Indian government, under pressure by DMK to vote against Sri Lanka on human rights issue, has stressed for action on issues like early progress towards reconciliation, apart from credible probe Read More…

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India asks Sri Lanka to fix accountability for rights violation, torture of Tamils

India held that Sri Lanka would have to fix accountability for the alleged violation of human rights and torture of Tamils and assure a sustainable settlement of issues pertaining to them. The UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Commission) has took up for discussion a U.S.-sponsored resolution on issues related to Sri Lanka. The External Affairs Read More…

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India, Sri Lanka ink anti-terror, tax evasion agreements

India and Sri Lanka inked two distinct pacts on fighting international terrorism and avoidance of double taxation with the aim to enrich bilateral relationships. Both sides also talked about enhanced cooperation in a range of areas including civil nuclear energy and the emotive issue of fishermen and rehabilitation process of Tamils in Sri Lanka besides Read More…

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