Sri Lankan economy grew by 8.3 per cent in the year 2011, following an 8 per cent growth in 2010. This was the first time that Sri Lanka recorded an economic growth over 8 per cent in two consecutive years said Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapasa.
Two NRI children, who were kept in foster care by authorities in Norway for nearly a year, on Tuesday arrived in New Delhi to a warm welcome after a protracted legal battle and diplomatic pressure by India.
After the second military coup in 1962 (first was a caretaker government in 1959) the Burmese Military Junta under Ne Win used to boast about their finances as how much exchange they have saying that the exchange rate of Kyat 6.4 to one US dollar would never depreciate.
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, on his 39th birthday Tuesday, released a book commemorating his 100th international century titledSachin - A Tribute To The Legend at a glittering ceremony at the Mumbai Indians team hotel in Mumbai Tuesday.
The current bilateral trade levels between Sri Lanka and South Korea are set to grow strongly as the doors to the huge South Korean markets are likely to be opened for Sri Lanka soon. And Sri Lanka will be taking part at the South Korea’s international ‘EXPO 2012 Yoesu’ commencing from 12 May.
Claiming that political solution or devolution of powers to Tamil areas in Sri Lanka remained merely on paper, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Tuesday made a fresh demand for a separate 'Eelam' (homeland) for Lankan Tamils and sought the Union Government's help on the issue.