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IMF commends steps taken by Sri Lanka

Colombo/UNI/Xinhua: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the steps already taken by Sri Lanka to stabilise its economy, the Finance Ministry said in a press release Tuesday.

Sri Lanka seeks diesel from India to prevent power cuts during New Year

Colombo: Sri Lanka's power regulator has written a letter to India, seeking diesel shipment to avoid power cuts in the island country during the upcoming traditional New Year.

Sanath Jayasuriya thanks 'big brother' India for helping Sri Lanka in crisis

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya thanked India calling it "big brother" for helping his country which is battling the worst economic crisis.

India provides much-needed fuel to Sri Lanka

Colombo/New Delhi/UNI: India provided much-needed consignments of petrol and diesel to Sri Lanka, amid a spiralling economic and political crisis in the island nation.

India sends 76,000 tonnes of fuel to Sri Lanka in 24 hrs amid country's severe economic crisis

New Delhi/IBNS: As Sri Lanka is battling a severe economic crisis, India on Wednesday provided fuel to Colombo to help the country meet some of its immediate needs and help stabilise its domestic economy.

India reaches out to crisis-hit Sri Lanka, ship carrying diesel reaches

Colombo/New Delhi: Amid unrest over an acute shortage of essential commodities, including fuel and food, and a 32-hour-long curfew imposed by the authorities, India has sent a consignment of 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel and other goods to the island nation to help control the situation.

EAM S Jaishankar lauds work of India-funded Suwa Seriya Ambulance Service in saving lives

Colombo: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday visited the 1990 Suwa Seriya Ambulance Service, an India-funded project in Sri Lanka, and praised the work and achievements of the ambulance service that has played a stellar role in saving lives, especially during the Covid times.

S Jaishankar steps in to help Colombo hospital hit with shortage of medicines

Colombo: Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday stepped in to help the Peradeniya Hospital in Colombo after scheduled surgeries were suspended due to a shortage of medicines.

EAM S Jaishankar calls on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and also on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and held discussions on the close bilateral relations.

After ensnaring Sri Lanka in a debt trap, China turns a blind eye as the country’s economic woes turn critical

Sri Lanka is confronting its worst economic crisis in decades, with economists saying that its public debt has reached unsustainable levels.

S Jaishankar to visit Maldives, Sri Lanka

New Delhi: At the respective invitations of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Prof. G.L.Peiris, External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. S Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka from Mar 26-30.

PM Modi to attend virtual BIMSTEC summit on Mar 30

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the 5th BIMSTEC Summit on Mar 30 that is being hosted by Sri Lanka in virtual mode.

Western fleet deployment to Sri Lanka ends on high note

New Delhi: The Western Fleet’s deployment to Sri Lanka culminated in a maritime partnership exercise between the two navies on Mar 12.

Sri Lanka Navy personnel arrest 6 Indian fishermen

Nagapattinam/UNI: Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday arrested six Indian fishermen and confiscated their dhow allegedly for poaching in its territorial waters.

India promises to extend $1.5 billion credit to Sri Lanka to tide over forex crunch

New Delhi: India is poised to extend USD 1.5 billion credit to forex-starved Sri Lanka to import food, essential items, medicine and fuel, days after extending a USD 900 million assistance.