Pak PM Gilani: Attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore financed by Sri Lankan terror groups; Sri Lank to get about 1,000 MW of electricity over the next four years from India
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  • Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani, after visiting the injured Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi, stated that Sri Lankan President Rajapakse, during their meeting in Libya, had handed over clues linking the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore on March 2009 with terrorist groups based in Sri Lanka. He added that his government was pursuing a long-term and multi-pronged strategy to root out terrorism from the country1.

    Pakistani Navy vessel Zulfikar meanwhile arrived in Sri Lanka on September 5. Both sides pledged to increase the level of naval cooperation in the future, including training of sailors2.

    In another development, Sri Lanka’s Anti Narcotic Bureau arrested two Pakistani citizens for smuggling 188 grams of heroine into the country3.

    Reports noted that India and Sri Lanka would soon sign an agreement regarding the Indo-Sri Lanka Electricity Interconnection Project. Through this agreement, Sri Lanka hoped to add about 1,000 MWs to the National Grid in order to meet the growing demand for electricity over a period of four years4.