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Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka

Kazakhstan has provided humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka to help the country’s detonating economy.

Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka bars Australian luxury hotelier in flag spat

Sri Lankan authorities barred the Australian owner of one of the world's most exclusive hotels from returning to his adopted homeland Tuesday for flying the national flag upside down, officials said.

Sri Lanka bars Australian luxury hotelier in flag spat
Foreign Minister of Fiji Ratu Inoke Kubuabola. ©Reuters/Keith Bedford
Fiji minister cool on rejoining 'irrelevant' Commonwealth

Fiji's foreign minister has labelled the Commonwealth "irrelevant" and said the Pacific nation is in no hurry to rejoin the international organisation that suspended it four years ago.

Fiji minister cool on rejoining 'irrelevant' Commonwealth
Cameron puts Sri Lanka on notice over war crimes
Cameron puts Sri Lanka on notice over war crimes

Britain's David Cameron put Sri Lanka on notice Saturday to address allegations of war crimes within months or else he would lead a push for action at the UN.

Cameron puts Sri Lanka on notice over war crimes
Boycott-hit Commonwealth summit begins in Sri Lanka
Boycott-hit Commonwealth summit begins in Sri Lanka

A Commonwealth summit meant to showcase post-war Sri Lanka was to begin in Colombo Friday but faced being upstaged by an historic visit to its northern killing fields by Britain's David Cameron.

Boycott-hit Commonwealth summit begins in Sri Lanka
Canada threatens to pull Commonwealth funding
Canada threatens to pull Commonwealth funding

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper has threatened to withdraw funding for the Commonwealth in an escalating row over rights abuses by Sri Lanka ahead of a summit next month.

Canada threatens to pull Commonwealth funding
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Foreign inflows fuel Sri Lanka recovery: central bank

Sri Lanka's economy grew 6.8 percent in the second quarter, up from 6.0 percent last year thanks to foreign cash inflows which helped a recovery.

Foreign inflows fuel Sri Lanka recovery: central bank
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Sri Lanka man dies of heart attack after shocking electric bill

A Sri Lankan man suffered a fatal heart attack after being presented with a shocking electricity bill.

Sri Lanka man dies of heart attack after shocking electric bill
Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid
Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid

A Sri Lankan monk was fighting for his life Saturday, a day after setting himself on fire to protest the slaughter of cattle.

Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid
Sri Lanka cuts lending rates hoping for growth
Sri Lanka cuts lending rates hoping for growth

Sri Lanka's central bank Friday cut benchmark lending rates by 50 basis points, saying the move was to designed to encourage growth amid sluggish economic activity this year.

Sri Lanka cuts lending rates hoping for growth
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Water polo: Astana wins Asian Championship

Eight best Asian water polo teams took part in the Water Polo Championship that was held in Kuwait.

Water polo: Astana wins Asian Championship
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr. ©REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
Australia rejects calls to boycott Sri Lanka meet

Australia has vowed not to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka over allegations of human rights violations, despite mounting calls not to attend.

Australia rejects calls to boycott Sri Lanka meet
Sri Lanka swears in new chief justice despite protests
Sri Lanka swears in new chief justice despite protests

Sri Lanka's president on Tuesday appointed the government's senior legal adviser as a replacement for the impeached chief justice, despite protests by lawyers and a chorus of international criticism.

Sri Lanka swears in new chief justice despite protests
Sri Lanka draws flak over chief justice impeachment
Sri Lanka draws flak over chief justice impeachment

International criticism mounted Saturday over a move to impeach Sri Lanka's chief justice, with Britain demanding protection for the incumbent and the beleaguered legal profession in the former colony.

Sri Lanka draws flak over chief justice impeachment
Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka has defended China's increased naval presence in the Indian Ocean and rejected claims that it is a threat to regional power India.

Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean
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Sri Lanka turns to Kazakhstan for expertise in exploration and development of oil and gas fields

He assured that his country’s government guarantees protection of any Kazakhstan’s investments.

Sri Lanka turns to Kazakhstan for expertise in exploration and development of oil and gas fields
Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan ready to supply grain to Sri Lanka

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister talked about cooperation opportunities of the two countries at Kazakhstan-Sri Lankan business forum in Astana.

Kazakhstan ready to supply grain to Sri Lanka
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev (R) and President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa (L). Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka agreed to cooperate in tourism

Nursultan Nazarbayev met with President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa in Astana.

Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka agreed to cooperate in tourism
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Kazakhstan invited Sri Lanka to CICA

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev voiced the invitation during his meeting with President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Kazakhstan invited Sri Lanka to CICA
Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka to discuss mutual trade
Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka to discuss mutual trade

Kazakhstan-Sri Lankan business forum will be held in Astana on November 20.

Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka to discuss mutual trade