Another FP blunder: Lanka loses BIMSTEC Secretariat

Sri Lanka’s foreign policy was dealt another major blow when its diplomatic bid to have the BIMSTEC or the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation secretariat established in Colombo was out-voted and the offer bid went to Bangladesh instead.

Rao here to sort out row over fishing

India’s Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is expected to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow to convey New Delhi’s concerns about the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy in the shallow waters between the two countries.

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