SL holds first ever bi-lateral talks with Israel

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The first ever bilateral consultations between the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel were held at the Ministry of External Affairs yesterday, the external affairs ministry said.

Secretary/External Affairs of Sri Lanka Karunatilaka Amunugama and the Deputy Director General & Head of Asia and the Pacific Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel Ruth Kahanoff headed the respective delegations at bilateral consultations.

The two sides discussed ways and means of promoting bilateral relations and opportunities for further cooperation in a range of fields such as agriculture, tourism, trade, employment, etc.  They also expressed confidence that the annual consultations will provide a solid platform to further strengthen their multifaceted relations and promote closer economic cooperation for mutual benefit. The Israeli side also agreed to offer more employment opportunities for Sri Lankans, the ministry said.
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  • Moderatemuslim Sunday, 22 April 2012 06:01 AM

    Just who exactly are the "palestinians" and are they really so poor and suffering. research for yourselves non-muslims, don't let muslims keep fooling you.

    lankaman Saturday, 21 April 2012 02:41 PM

    Abbas is a crooked fellow who conspired with Israel to kill his own country members who were with Hamas. MR is no different in character. Birds of a feather .....

    sena Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:27 PM

    Reminds me of the drama Puswedilla . We are a go between the Israelite and the Palestine . Are we getting any land as the negotiator.....

    Mahroof Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:44 PM

    Mahroof
    Mahinda's gov. will learn a lesson from American 'pet', Israel for having double standard. Shame for saying ' Palestine friend' and welcoming LTTE trainer Israel.

    Mahroof Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:54 PM

    Mahroof
    Shame for saying 'Palestine's true friend' and welcoming America's true friend Israel. This is 'true' double standard.

    Kola Peris Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:17 PM

    Then the SL forces and LTTE were stupid. All thy had to do was look over the wall and see each other. Dumb bastards. No wonder the thick politicians divide and rule in SL while lining their pockets and plundering the nation.

    senna Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:16 PM

    Israel, teach our no good professionals how to build a knowledge base economy

    senthil Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:59 PM

    It is our politicians who should be taught how to build a knowledge based economy. There is nothing wrong with our professionals, many of them are doing extremely fine internationally, but are not not given the right opportunity to contribute in their own country

    kiribath Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:59 PM

    gadafi*s Libiya, miyama,iran,PLO,cuba,Rassia,china, dam good foreign affairs man. no wonder we are running out of money.

    senna Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:44 PM

    And when JR was spanked by Rajiv where were his friends from the West

    Anju Saturday, 21 April 2012 09:34 AM

    I think the Israelis were training SL forces for a fee in one side of the camp and the LTTE on the other side for free. It is them who taught the LTTE to be suicide bombers and plant bombs such in roads targeting army vehicles.

    All Arab countries voted for SL in the recent UN vote, and Israel is a very strong ally of the US - so this is like a slap on their face.

    So you can decide for yourself … and the international community will decide about SL by themselves.

    Good luck my friends :D

    michael Saturday, 21 April 2012 09:45 AM

    Good move! Our country needs to have close links with Israel..

    Remo Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:06 AM

    How do you know?

    Mohammed Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:06 AM

    MR has been working as the president of supporting palestine group. At the same time his govnt wants to work with Israel.

    Reality. Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:36 AM

    Rosh, we are yet to feel how jewish are ? Wait & see..

    kumaraya Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:37 AM

    Of all the foreign influence and invasions in the past 500 years since the Portuguese, a close relationship with the State of Israel is and will be in the best interest of our struggling nation. We should all encourage and support this move.

    Mims Saturday, 21 April 2012 11:11 AM

    That is called buttering your bread on both sides.
    The Palestinians have good reasons for being mad with Israel.
    Their lands are stolen on a daily basis, and they are kept under siege. I guess that is okay for this government.

    Kolomba Kaka Saturday, 21 April 2012 11:23 AM

    Then how about India, Pakistan and China who played a much bigger role?

    lk Saturday, 21 April 2012 11:49 AM

    good move.

    Munchu Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:08 PM

    Government playing ""eel" card.

    T.Ruth & L.I.Berty Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:02 PM

    I think finally GOSL on correct track. Recently MR chose to visit South Korea, not North Korea. Palatine PM visited here on pre-arranged itinerary. Embarrasement on MR's face was evident when he posed for the photograph with Palatine PM.

    Hish Rafi Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:12 PM

    According to a biography of a Motzad (the intelligent serv.) they trained SL forces and LTTE in the same camp with only wall dividing them.

    mohan Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:25 AM

    mean time teach how to steal other's land and throw chemical on school children

    j Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:21 AM

    As soon as the Palestine P.M leave. very good gimmick “Running with rabbit while…”

    bullet Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:47 AM

    This is good for SL

    Rosh Saturday, 21 April 2012 06:19 AM

    They were the biggest strength in defeating barbaric LTTE, and supported more than any other opportunistic neighbors.


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