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Pakistan, Sri Lanka vow to defeat terror - Daily Times, 2010-11-29 02:59:05 EST. COLOMBO: Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Sunday agreed on defeating terrorism as well as expanding their relationship beyond political and defence paradigm to an “overall comprehensive engagement”, including trade, joint investments and cooperation in new areas.

President Asif Ali Zardari, in a one-on-one meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapakse at the Presidential Secretariat overlooking the Indian Ocean, held extensive talks on bilateral, regional and global issues. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sun Nov 28 23:21:09 EST 2010

Krishna spells out Lanka road map for political settlement - Times of India, 2010-11-28 01:12:23 EST. NEW DELHI: Stating that the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka has provided an "unparalleled opportunity" to address all outstanding issues, foreign minister S M Krishna on Saturday reiterated in Colombo that a meaningful devolution package and building upon the 13th amendment would help create the necessary conditions for a lasting political settlement.

Inaugurating the Consulate General of India's office in Jaffna, he said, "We hope the process of dialogue would start soon with the participation of all communities. The ultimate goal is to live in dignity and peace," he said. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sat Nov 27 21:33:43 EST 2010 Back to the top

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Krishna cancels meet with Sri Lanka''s main Tamil party - MSN India, 2010-11-28 15:20:12 EST. ... today concluded his four-day visit to Sri Lanka without meeting the country''s main Tamil political party, TNA, once considered as a proxy of the LTTE. ... More...Discuss this story
Published: Sun Nov 28 15:32:44 EST 2010 Back to the top

Pakistan, Sri Lanka ink accords on visa, customs, agriculture, arts - - Associated Press of Pakistan, 2010-11-28 18:45:53 EST. COLOMBO, Nov 28 (APP): Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Sunday inked three agreements, including waiving off visas for officials and diplomats, cooperation in ... Back to the top

India opens consulate in Jaffna, launches Northern Railway line
The Hindustan Times, 2010-11-27 17:33:21 EST. Pushing for national reconciliation in Sri Lanka, India on Saturday opened its consulate in Jaffna, the Tamil heartland, and inaugurated the Northern Railway lines for which New Delhi has pledged a $800-million credit that will spur the reconstruction of the war-ravaged northern region... Back to the top

Warm welcome for Zardari in Colombo
The Hindu, 2010-11-28 03:30:00 EST. Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrived here on Saturday on a four-day state visit at the invitation of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa... Back to the top

President Zardari arrives in Sri Lanka on four-day state visit -, 2010-11-27 18:53:41 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: President Asif Ali Zardari arrived here on Saturday on a four-day state visit to discuss with his counterpart Mahinda Rajapakse cooperation on security and trade issues... Back to the top

Pakistan's offer to Sri Lanka - The Hindu, 2010-11-28 21:44:44 EST. Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Sunday agreed to expand their relations from “defence cooperation to an overall comprehensive engagement” involving trade, ... Back to the top

India, Sri Lanka to resume Talaimannar-Rameswaram ferry service - Daily News & Analysis, 2010-11-27 20:24:27 EST. India today said it will help Sri Lanka to resume ferry services between Talaimannar and Rameswaram at an early date to facilitate people-to-people contacts... Back to the top

Lanka's Hambantota emerging competitor for Indian ports: Shipping Secretary - (press release), 2010-11-27 01:07:27 EST. The upcoming southern Sri Lankan port of Hambantota may prove a new rallying point for container transhipment industry in the subcontinent and put up fresh competition to Indian ports... Back to the top

Sri Lanka and West Indies draw second Test in Colombo - BBC Sport, 2010-11-27 19:35:06 EST. The second Test between Sri Lanka and the West Indies ended a draw, after rain washed out most of the match... Back to the top

Sri Lanka aims to double share market cap by 2012 -, 2010-11-27 11:05:19 EST. Sri Lanka plans to double the Colombo Stock Exchange's market capitalisation from the present USD 19.8 billion over the next two years by listing companies partly owned by the state, the central bank governor said on Friday... Back to the top

Mahinda Rajapaksa meets representatives of Tamil parties - Daily News & Analysis, 2010-11-27 13:50:04 EST. Amid India's call for a political settlement to the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has met representatives of the minority community's political parties, barring pro-LTTE Tamil National Alliance, to discuss aspects of post-conflict reconciliation... Back to the top

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