Sri Lanka resumes diplomatic relations with Israel

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 May 2000, 08:18 GMT]
The Government of Sri Lanka has decided to resume diplomatic relations with the Government of Israel with immediate effect, said foreign ministry in a news release today.

jaswant_singh_04052000.jpg
Indian Minister for External Affairs Jaswant Singh briefs reporters outside Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's residence in New Delhi following a meeting on the cabinet committee on security 3 May 2000. Photo:AFP
Modalities of representations will be mutually discussed and decided upon by the two governments, the release said.

Sources said urgent resumption of relations with Israel comes in the wake of negotiations to resume military assistance for fighting the Liberation Tigers in the north.

The Indian Central Government declined yesterday to respond positively to the Sri Lankan Government's request for assistance to handle the military crisis in the north of the island.

"India will work to mitigate the hardship inflicted upon civilians by the conflict, taking such humanitarian measures as become necessary in consultation with Sri Lanka", said Indian Minister for External Affairs Jaswant Singh, in a statement made in New Delhi Wednesday evening.

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=5006