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Lanka lauds India’s ‘continuous support’ to combat COVID; $15 mn offer to enhance religious tourism

Colombo, August 23: Sri Lanka's newly-appointed foreign minister G L Peiris on Monday appreciated India's "continuous support" for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and also the USD 15 million offer to preserve and promote Buddhist cultural sites in the island nation. During a meeting between Peiris and Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay here, the two sides highlighted the pivotal importance of relations between Lanka and India which have stood the test of time as close neighbours and expressed satisfaction at the current level of cooperation and resolved to raise bilateral relations...
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Lanka probing massacre of Buddhist monks by LTTE in 1987: Apex Court told

Colombo, August 3: Sri Lanka has begun an investigation into the 1987 massacre of Buddhist monks by the Tamil separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which attacked a bus and killed 31 people, the country's Supreme Court here was told on Tuesday. The Attorney General's counsel told the apex court that a survivor, Buddhist monk Andaulpotha Buddhasara, has given a statement on the attack.The LTTE, then fighting for a separate homeland for the minority Tamils in the north and east provinces, carried out the attack on June 2, 1987...
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