Sri Lanka’s Parliament to elect a new President on July 20

Colombo, July 11 (BPNS)  Sri Lanka, which is completely bankrupt and embroiled in a political crisis virtually with no leader, had decided to elect a new President from the Parliament on July 20. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena made the announcement after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa informed him officially that he would resign on July 13, as […]

India is supportive of Sri Lanka : S. Jaishankar

Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (BPNS) Union Minister of External affairs, S. Jaishankar said that India is watching the developments unfolding in Sri Lanka. He was speaking to reporters here on his arrival to the state on a three-day visit. Jaishankar said that the Government of India has been supporting the Sri Lankan government in its crisis […]

Eight more Sri Lankan refugees arrive in Dhanushkodi, TN

Chennai, July 5 (BPNS) With the arrival of eight more Sri Lankan nationals to Dhanushkodi on Tuesday, the number of refugees who have fled from the island nation after the economic crisis erupted in that country has crossed 100. Kamalarani 43, from Jaffna’s Velvettithurai, and her two sons and a daughter, Lavendran (25) of Velvettithurai, […]

India sends 6 tonnes of essential medicines to Afghanistan

New Delhi, June 30 (BPNS) India on Thursday supplied the seventh batch of its medical assistance, consisting of 6 tons of essential medicines, to Afghanistan, as part of its ongoing humanitarian aid. The consignment was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Kabul, an official statement said. In view of the urgent appeals made by […]

Seven Sri Lankan Tamil refugees reach Dhanushkodi, TN

Chennai, June 17 (BPNS) Seven Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who are fleeing from the economic crisis in the island nation reached Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu on Friday. The Lankan Tamils were spotted by the local people at Mandapam and alerted the Coastal Security Police who reached the spot and took them into custody. Police said […]