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  • Sri Lanka flags off Pulathisi Express, a ‘Make In India’ train
    • The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena flagged off the new train- “Pulathisi Express” from Colombo Fort Railway station. This train has been fully manufactured under the ‘Make in India’
    • Pulathisi Express has been equipped with the best-in-class passenger amenities including modular interiors, an on-board entertainment system and fully rotating seats in air-conditioned chair car coaches for passenger comfort.
    • The rake of the train was manufactured in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.
  • Sri Lanka Capital- Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  • Prime minister- Ranil Wickremesinghe
  •  President- Maithripala Sirisena
  • Currency- Sri Lankan rupee
  • Bangladesh lifts ban on Hilsa export to India
    • Bangladesh lifted a 2012 ban on the export of its national fish “hilsa”.
    • The Bangladesh government has approved export of 500 tonnes of hilsa to India as a gesture of goodwill from Bangladesh on the occasion of Durga Puja.
    • Nearly 75 percent of world hilsa production occurs in Bangladesh. The fish provides direct and indirect employment to 2 million people.
  • Bangladesh Capital- Dhaka
  • Currency- Taka
  •  PM- Sheikh Hasina.