Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on March 10 on a three-nation visit -- Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka -- the External Affairs Ministry announced on Friday with no mention, however, of the Maldives, which was being considered earlier.
Concerned over Sri Lanka's decision to temporarily suspend the controversial USD 1.5 billion Chinese port city project in Colombo, a wary China on Thursday hoped the country's new government would properly resolve the issue keeping in mind the bilateral friendly relations.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj travels to Sri Lanka on Friday - in the third high-level bilateral visit between the two countries that will also lay the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit later this month.
A former Tamil rebel was arrested at Sri Lanka`s main international airport as she was returning to her home in France, along with her eight-year-old daughter who is a French national, police said Wednesday
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he deliberately avoided having Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India on the agenda during his recent visit to New Delhi.