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Human trafficking racket busted in Kerala; 9 Sri Lankans arrested

Human trafficking racket busted in Kerala; 9 Sri Lankans arrested

Kerala police on Thursday busted a racket of trafficking Sri Lankan refugees from Tamil Nadu to Australia. MORE..

September 25, 2015  11:39 am|

Australian prime minister ousted after party vote

Australian prime minister ousted after party vote

Australias beleaguered prime minister has been ousted from his position by an internal government challenge, and the partys former leader has been elected to replace him. MORE...

September 14, 2015  05:57 pm|

Navy enhances ties with Australian Navy

Navy enhances ties with Australian Navy

Two Sri Lankan navy ships engaged in a joint naval exercise with a visiting Australian naval ship in the seas off Colombo, the Defence Ministry said. MORE...

September 3, 2015  11:32 am|

Australian Naval Ship in the island

Australian Naval Ship in the island

Australian Naval Ship HMAS Melbourne arrived in Colombo on a goodwill visit, the Ministry of Defence announced today. Sri Lanka Navy accorded the visiting ship and its crew a traditional naval welcome. MORE...

August 30, 2015  03:01 pm|

Australia will continue to support Sri Lanka - Bishop

Australia will continue to support Sri Lanka - Bishop

Australias Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop today congratulated Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his re-election, following the peaceful and orderly parliamentary elections on 17 August 2015. MORE..

August 21, 2015  06:27 pm|

US citizens in Sri Lanka cautioned ahead of polls

US citizens in Sri Lanka cautioned ahead of polls

The United States has issued a security message to its citizens living or traveling in Sri Lanka, in view of the forthcoming parliamentary polls in the island. MORE..

August 8, 2015  12:15 pm|

Australian Federal Police accused of supporting CID

Australian Federal Police accused of supporting CID

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has been providing equipment and assistance to Sri Lankas Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has been accused of kidnapping and torture, Australian media reported. MORE...

August 4, 2015  10:37 am|

Australia may return Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Australia may return Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Sri Lankan asylum-seekers intercepted at sea could be handed back to their home countries if a Labor government assessed they were not owed refugee protection, Leader of the Australian Labor Party Bill Shorten has said. MORE...

July 27, 2015  12:22 pm|

Lankan asylum seekers killed in Australian road crash

Lankan asylum seekers killed in Australian road crash

The two men who died in a crash in Darwin on Wednesday night were Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka who came to Australia for a better life, their friends have said. MORE..

July 24, 2015  05:40 pm|

New Sri Lankan envoys appointed

New Sri Lankan envoys appointed

The Sri Lankan Government has appointed four new ambassadors and one High Commissioner to countries including Australia, Canada and South Korea. MORE..

July 8, 2015  01:22 pm|

Navy arrests 78 Australia-bound boatpeople

Navy arrests 78 Australia-bound boatpeople

A group of 78 Sri Lankan nationals attempting to illegally sail to Australia by boat were intercepted by Navy personnel in the sea area around 65 nautical miles off Kirinda in the wee hours today, the navy spokesman said. MORE..

June 26, 2015  02:38 pm|

Migrants say Australia paid smugglers to turn back

Migrants say Australia paid smugglers to turn back

Indonesias foreign minister on Saturday demanded answers from Canberra over claims that Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to turn a boat back to Indonesia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to deny the allegations. MORE..

June 13, 2015  01:12 pm|

Australia denies officials paid people smugglers

Australia denies officials paid people smugglers

The Australian government has denied claims that customs officials paid thousands of dollars to people smugglers to take asylum seekers back to Indonesia. MORE..

June 11, 2015  09:54 am|

Missing Sri Lankan teenager found safe

Missing Sri Lankan teenager found safe

A Sri Lankan teenager has been found safe after she went missing from a bus stop on Thursday night in Brisbane, Australia. MORE..

June 5, 2015  10:08 am|

Sri Lankan refugee found guilty of stabbing neighbour

Sri Lankan refugee found guilty of stabbing neighbour

A man who fatally stabbed a fellow Sri Lankan refugee has been found guilty of murder by an Adelaide jury, which earlier heard the crime was committed after the victim called his killer a lady boy. MORE..

May 29, 2015  02:43 pm|

Government nominates former cricketer Skandakumar as top envoy to Australia

Government nominates former cricketer Skandakumar as top envoy to Australia

Sri Lanka has nominated a new chief envoy to Australia a former cricket administrator, businessman and member of countrys Tamil minority. MORE...

May 18, 2015  12:20 pm|

Johnny Depps dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depps dogs face death in Australia

Johnny Depps pet dogs Pistol and Boo have been ordered by Australia to bugger off back to Hollywood or face being put down after he flew the terriers into the country illegally -- as thousands signed a petition to save them. MORE..

May 15, 2015  10:44 am|

Sri Lankan-origin teen sues school over racist bullies

Sri Lankan-origin teen sues school over racist bullies

A boy, 17, is taking Australian education authorities to court, claiming he has been robbed of his future by his schools failure to deal with the racist classroom bullies who tormented him. MORE..

May 14, 2015  03:06 pm|

Sri Lankan refugee accused of stabbing fellow refugee

Sri Lankan refugee accused of stabbing fellow refugee

A Sri Lankan refugee accused of murder allegedly stabbed another refugee through the stomach with such force the blade damaged the victims spine, an Adelaide court has heard. MORE..

May 14, 2015  10:28 am|

Bishop meets Sri Lankan Tamils in Chennai

Bishop meets Sri Lankan Tamils in Chennai

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is on a visit to India, has held talks with Sri Lankan Tamils living there and termed the meeting as constructive. MORE..

April 16, 2015  01:44 pm|

Sri Lankan drowns in Australia

Sri Lankan drowns in Australia

A Sri Lankan man, holidaying in Coffs Harbour from Sydney, died at Sapphire Beach after he was pulled unconscious from the water. MORE..

April 8, 2015  10:18 am|

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

The Tamil Nadu Q branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the special camps to Australia. MORE..

March 27, 2015  02:42 pm|

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Australia crush sorry India to advance to another World Cup Final

Indias defence of their ICC Cricket World Cup title came to a disappointing end at the hands of Australia on a spin-friendly wicket at Sydney as the hosts cruised to a 96 run win to advance to their 7th World Cup final. MORE...

March 26, 2015  05:03 pm|

Sri Lankan girl refused asylum because she has Down syndrome, says family

Sri Lankan girl refused asylum because she has Down syndrome, says family

A Sri Lankan family who want to work in a Christian crisis centre in remote Australia say their daughter was refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome. MORE..

March 21, 2015  01:48 pm|

Sri Lanka qualify for World Cup quarter finals

Sri Lanka qualify for World Cup quarter finals

Bangladesh will play its quarter-final at the MCG on 19 March while Sri Lanka will play its quarter-final at the SCG on 18 March, against opponents to be determined by the respective finishing positions in the pool stage. MORE...

March 9, 2015  05:58 pm|

Australia beats Sri Lanka by 64 runs

Australia beats Sri Lanka by 64 runs

Australia dismissed Sri Lanka for 312 to clinch a 64 run victory in a Pool A match in Sydney on Sunday. MORE...

March 8, 2015  05:13 pm|

Sri Lanka needs 377 to win against Australia

Sri Lanka needs 377 to win against Australia

Electing to bat, Australia made 376 for 9 against Sri Lanka in a pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here today. MORE...

March 8, 2015  01:19 pm|

Ex-Police Spokesman set to make special disclosure

Ex-Police Spokesman set to make special disclosure

Former Police Media Spokesman SSP Prashantha Jayakody, who left for Australia in 2013 after alleging unduly political pressure during his execution of police duties, is set to return to the country today. MORE...

February 26, 2015  09:58 am|

Sri Lankan murder suspect eligible for protection visa in Australia

Sri Lankan murder suspect eligible for protection visa in Australia

A Sri Lankan man who came to Australia by boat has been found to be eligible for a protection visa, although he is suspected of murder in his home country. MORE...

February 18, 2015  08:23 am|

Injured Prasad to miss World Cup

Injured Prasad to miss World Cup

Sri Lanka were dealt a blow on Saturday (February 7) as Dhammika Prasad was ruled out of the 2015 World Cup due to an injury. MORE..

February 8, 2015  12:46 am|

Asylum seeker returns not our job: Australian govt.

Asylum seeker returns not our job: Australian govt.

The Australian government insists its up to Papua New Guinea to return Indonesian and Sri Lankan asylum seekers to their home countries, but is happy to help in the process. MORE...

January 28, 2015  02:05 pm|

157 asylum seekers legally detained at sea, Aussie High Court rules

157 asylum seekers legally detained at sea, Aussie High Court rules

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers were legally detained at sea by Australian authorities last year, the High Court finds. MORE...

January 28, 2015  09:57 am|

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