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No crisis in Indo-Lankan ties as long as cricket is on: SL PM

Press Trust of India  |  Davos 

With cricket being seen as a religion in and Sri Lanka, Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said there cannot be any crisis between the two countries as long as cricket is played between them.

Speaking at a WEF session on harnessing regional cooperation in South Asia, he said prefers to deal bilaterally with its larger trading partners outside South as well as those within the region.

Nevertheless, he said, intra-regional relations of various kinds continue to thrive between his country and other South Asian countries.

"There is a crisis only when you stop playing cricket with each other," he said on a lighter note.

He was speaking at the panel that also included Commerce Minister from and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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First Published: Wed, January 18 2017. 15:13 IST