S Asian central bankers to stay clear of tension

SRI LANKA - Amid fears of war between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, while Sri Lanka struggles for peace, South Asian central bank officials meet this week to improve processes that would boost trade in the region.

"We will mostly discuss clearing issues," Sri Lankan central bank governor Amarananda Jayawardena told Reuters on Wednesday. "We have to decide what we are going to do in the future."

The central bankers, starting a two-day meeting in the Sri Lankan capital on Thursday, are hoping