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Sri Lanka will not be flooded by Indians - Harsha

Sri Lanka will not be flooded by Indians - Harsha

Officials in Sri Lanka have described as premature the controversy currently raging in the island over the Lankan governments intention to sign an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India. MORE...

February 23, 2016  08:49 am|

Neo-fascists opposing closer India-Sri Lanka ties - Mangala

Neo-fascists opposing closer India-Sri Lanka ties - Mangala

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has criticised neo-fascists in Sri Lanka for opposing closer ties with India. MORE...

February 2, 2016  08:06 am|

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

Even as Sri Lanka is preparing to come up with a new Constitution with devolution as one of the key issues, the 13th Amendment, which created provincial councils in the country, is again in the limelight. MORE...

January 21, 2016  08:42 am|

Navy arrests 12 TN fishermen

Navy arrests 12 TN fishermen

Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen were today arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Katchatheevu. MORE...

January 5, 2016  11:00 am|

TN parties stoke sentiments on Sri Lanka, LTTE ahead of polls

TN parties stoke sentiments on Sri Lanka, LTTE ahead of polls

Ahead of the 2016 assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, the ruling AIADMK and other political parties are attempting to stoke public sentiments on emotive issues like Sri Lankan Tamils sufferings and LTTE, although they have not translated into electoral gains in the past. MORE...

December 29, 2015  09:21 am|

Drug kingpin who smuggles narcotics to Lanka arrested

Drug kingpin who smuggles narcotics to Lanka arrested

Indian Police have arrested an accused, who acted as a kingpin of a drug peddling gang, which smuggled narcotics to Sri Lanka after a high drama during a vehicle check, The Hindu newspaper reported.MORE...

December 13, 2015  10:19 pm|

Govt will not sign CEPA with India - PM

Govt will not sign CEPA with India - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today that the government will not sign the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India but will enter into an Economic/Technical pact with the neighboring country. MORE..

December 9, 2015  11:00 am|

Jaya urges Modi to get TN fishermen released from Lanka

Jaya urges Modi to get TN fishermen released from Lanka

Hours after the Sri Lankan Navy arrested eight Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their two boats, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of a total of 37 fishermen and 55 boats, including those held today. MORE...

November 30, 2015  10:11 am|

Eight more Indian fishermen arrested

Eight more Indian fishermen arrested

Eight Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Navy in an early morning action today. MORE...

November 29, 2015  02:37 pm|

India wants to get back boats as well

India wants to get back boats as well

The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) in India has reiterated its demand to the Centre to prevail upon the Sri Lankan government to release 56 boats belonging to Indian fishermen. MORE...

November 18, 2015  10:25 am|

Sri Lanka to release 126 Indian fishermen on Monday

Sri Lanka to release 126 Indian fishermen on Monday

All the 126 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody will be released by courts in the island nation on Monday. The Sri Lankan government has already issued release orders to the fisheries department, according to the Times of India news agency. MORE...

November 9, 2015  01:38 pm|

Legal hurdles hold up release of fishermen

Legal hurdles hold up release of fishermen

Legal hurdles both in Sri Lanka and India are apparently holding up the release of 120 Tamil Nadu fishermen and 34 Lankan fishermen currently in detention in Lanka and India respectively. MORE...

November 2, 2015  04:32 pm|

Navy arrests five more TN fishermen

Navy arrests five more TN fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy arrested five Tamil Nadu fishermen today and seized their boat on charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in their waters. MORE...

November 1, 2015  04:50 pm|

120 Indian fishermen to be released in next few days

120 Indian fishermen to be released in next few days

The Sri Lankan government has said that it will release in the next few days the 120 Tamil Nadu fishermen in its custody in return for the release of 36 Lankan fishermen held by India. MORE...

October 29, 2015  02:56 pm|

Govt. mulls bail for Tamils held under terror act: Mano

Govt. mulls bail for Tamils held under terror act: Mano

The Ranil Wickremesinghe government is open to the idea of allowing Tamils held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to get bail, the New India Express quoted the Minister for National Dialogue on Ethnic Issues Mano Ganeshan as saying. MORE...

October 29, 2015  11:58 am|

Sri Lanka condoles with quake victims in Afghanistan

Sri Lanka condoles with quake victims in Afghanistan

The Sri Lanka Government has said it was deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and destruction to property caused by the devastating earthquake in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan on Monday which also affected parts of India and Pakistan. MORE...

October 28, 2015  10:54 am|

Indian Coast Guard arrests 29 Sri Lankans

Indian Coast Guard arrests 29 Sri Lankans

Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Prahari apprehended two Sri Lankan trawlers namely Holy Cross III and VI along with 29 Sri Lankan nationals in Lakshadweep waters for poaching of endangered marine species, sea cucumber. MORE...

October 26, 2015  03:14 pm|

Sri Lanka mulls imposing heavy fines on Indian poachers

Sri Lanka mulls imposing heavy fines on Indian poachers

Sri Lanka is mulling imposing fines as high as 150 million rupees on Indian fishermen poaching in the countrys waters, officials said. MORE...

October 26, 2015  10:42 am|

Sri Lanka to release 86 Tamil Nadu fishermen on October 28

Sri Lanka to release 86 Tamil Nadu fishermen on October 28

Eighty-six Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the past two months, would be released on October 28, the Indian government has said today. MORE...

October 25, 2015  10:59 pm|

Five Lankans reach India using high-speed boat?

Five Lankans reach India using high-speed boat?

Five persons were suspected to have arrived onboard a high-speed fibre glass boat from Sri Lanka that was found abandoned at a coastal village in India, a topTamil Nadu police official has said. MORE...

October 20, 2015  10:44 am|

India, Sri Lanka fisherfolk want to Meet Jaya

India, Sri Lanka fisherfolk want to Meet Jaya

An Indo-Sri Lankan team of fishermen is all set to seek a meeting with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, to resolve the long standing and irksome issue of fishing in the Palk Strait. MORE...

October 19, 2015  11:00 am|

Jayalalithaa writes again to PM Modi, fishers arrest by Navy rises to 87

Jayalalithaa writes again to PM Modi, fishers arrest by Navy rises to 87

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up at the highest political level the arrest of fishermen from the state by Sri Lanka and said the number of those apprehended has now gone up to 87 besides their 39 boats. MORE...

October 15, 2015  03:56 pm|

Navy arrests nine more Indian fishermen

Navy arrests nine more Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan navy on Wednesday apprehended nine Tamil Nadu fishermen and their boat on charges of trespassing into the territorial waters of the island nation, marine police sources at Mandapam in India has said. MORE...

October 14, 2015  05:29 pm|

Billionaires exit prompts SL to seek new oil explorer?

Billionaires exit prompts SL to seek new oil explorer?

Sri Lanka will issue a fresh international tender for offshore oil and gas blocks after billionaire Anil Agarwals Cairn India Ltd. relinquished its exploration rights in the South Asian island, the Bloomberg news agency reported today. MORE...

October 13, 2015  07:15 pm|

Navy arrests 24 Indian fishermen

Navy arrests 24 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 24 Indian fishermen arrested and also seized four boats near Gulf of Mannar. MORE...

October 13, 2015  11:10 am|

Third India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise culminates

Third India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise culminates

The third Indo-Lanka Joint Training Exercise Mitra Shakti focusing on counter- terrorism and insurgency operations culminated in India. MORE...

October 13, 2015  10:03 am|

Fisherworkers forum urges Modi to find permanent solution to fishermen issue

Fisherworkers forum urges Modi to find permanent solution to fishermen issue

Indian National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has requested Prime Minster Narendra Modi to use diplomatic channels to hold dialogue with neighbouring countries including Sri Lanka, who arrest, attack and incarcerate Indian fishermen, the New Indian Express news agency reported. MORE...

October 12, 2015  04:23 pm|

SL deceiving nations, says Karunanidhi

SL deceiving nations, says Karunanidhi

Indias DMK leader M Karunanidhi has charged Sri Lanka with using its geographical location to deceive other nations and asked the Indian government to take steps to safeguard the livelihood of the fishermen of Tamil Nadu. MORE...

October 12, 2015  01:23 pm|

Navy officials meet Indian counterparts

Navy officials meet Indian counterparts

Senior officials of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard met their counterparts from Sri Lanka on board a navy patrol vessel near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) recently and discussed operative effectiveness of the forces. MORE...

October 12, 2015  10:47 am|

Indian fishermen protest against Lanka

Indian fishermen protest against Lanka

The fishermen of Rameswaram island in India and the family members of a missing fisherman have observed fast here, urging the authorities to trace him who went missing after the boat he was in sank on the high seas, and protesting against Sri Lankan navy. MORE...

October 8, 2015  03:25 pm|

Indian traffickers attempt to take Lankans to Europe

Indian traffickers attempt to take Lankans to Europe

Sanjay Kumar, key operative of the racket that attempted to traffic Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Munambam, had earlier attempted to take people to Europe on board a fishing vessel from Thiruvananthapuram, The Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

October 6, 2015  01:23 pm|

Indian govt. urged to move resolution against Lanka

Indian govt. urged to move resolution against Lanka

Indias Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has urged the Union government to move a private member resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) seeking an international inquiry into the alleged war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan Army in the last phase of the civil war. MORE...

October 6, 2015  10:26 am|

Jaya seeks Modis help to get TN fishermen freed

Jaya seeks Modis help to get TN fishermen freed

Accusing Sri Lanka of intimidating Indian fishermen through repeated arrests to prevent them from venturing into their traditional fishing waters in the Palk Bay, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa drew the attention of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to yet another incident of arrest of fishermen by the island navy on October 1. MORE...

October 4, 2015  01:11 pm|

Tamil Eelam is the solution: Ramadoss

Tamil Eelam is the solution: Ramadoss

Indias PMK leader S. Ramadoss has said that if Sri Lanka was ready for an international inquiry into the alleged war crimes and human rights violations, the United Nations should hold a referendum among the Sri Lankan Tamils across the world for the creation of a separate Tamil Eelam, The Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

October 4, 2015  06:50 am|

Sri Lankan govt urged to release all Tamil Nadu fishermen

Sri Lankan govt urged to release all Tamil Nadu fishermen

Indias National Fish Workers Forum (NFF) today urged the Sri Lankan government to immediately release the seven Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on charges of fishing in their waters on Monday. MORE..

September 30, 2015  04:24 pm|

Indias NFF seeks lasting solution to fishing row with Lanka

Indias NFF seeks lasting solution to fishing row with Lanka

Thanking the Indias Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for helping arrive at a decision to not shoot fishermen at sea, during talks with Sri Lanka, the National Fishworkers Forum has requested him to consult Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and find a permanent solution to all the issues faced by the fisherfolk. MORE...

September 28, 2015  01:06 pm|

India, Sri Lanka to hold third joint army exercise

India, Sri Lanka to hold third joint army exercise

The Indian and Sri Lankan armies will be conducting their third joint military exercise Mitra Shakti-2015, starting September 29, said a statement issued in New Delhi today, according to the NDTV news agency. MORE...

September 28, 2015  12:35 pm|

Move resolution for probe into Sri Lanka war crimes: PUCL

Move resolution for probe into Sri Lanka war crimes: PUCL

The Indias People Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has called upon the Centre, as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to move a resolution calling for a credible, independent, international investigation into the violations of humanitarian and human rights laws. MORE...

September 27, 2015  05:15 pm|

India has to maintain friendly relations with Sri Lanka: Venkaiah Naidu

India has to maintain friendly relations with Sri Lanka: Venkaiah Naidu

Reiterating the Narendra Modi governments stand on relationship with Sri Lanka, Indias Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday that India has to maintain friendly relations with its neighbour. MORE...

September 27, 2015  02:23 pm|

India refloats plan for lanka port

India refloats plan for lanka port

With a friendlier government now at the helm in Colombo, India has revived its plan to develop a port in Sri Lanka, hoping to catch up with the Chinese, the New India Express news agency reported today. MORE...

September 27, 2015  12:09 pm|

Indian fishermen protest against Lankan navy

Indian fishermen protest against Lankan navy

Fishermen of Nambiyar Nagar in Nagapattinam district in India has gone on an indefinite strike, seeking the intervention of State and Central governments to secure the release of 15 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy, The Hindu Newspaper reported. MORE...

September 24, 2015  01:18 pm|

Sri Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishing community representatives in Colombo have rejected a request by their Indian counterparts to visit them to discuss their issues, including poaching.MORE...

September 20, 2015  11:01 pm|

$5.19 billion road project to begin by October

$5.19 billion road project to begin by October

Keen on fostering ties with neighbours, India is set to engage in high-level talks with Sri Lanka by October for an ambitious $5.19 billion road project to connect both the nations through a sea-bridge and an underwater tunnel, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. MORE...

September 20, 2015  05:05 pm|

Sri Lanka has given approval for SAARC satellite project

Sri Lanka has given approval for SAARC satellite project

Sri Lanka has given its approval for SAARC satellite project, one of the mandatory requirements for ITU registration before the launch even as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) waits for nod from other countries. MORE..

September 18, 2015  11:38 pm|

Indian Government urged to study Lanka resolution by TN Assembly

Indian Government urged to study Lanka resolution by TN Assembly

Indian Union Minister of State for Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan, has said the Centre would analyse the contents of the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly (TNA) on the Sri Lankan issue and will take an informed decision, The Hindu newspaper reported today. MORE...

September 18, 2015  06:01 pm|

No discussions on CEPA: says PM, President

No discussions on CEPA: says PM, President

The President and the Prime Minister have yet again assured that discussions on a trade agreement entitled Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was not held during PMs visit to India earlier this week. MORE..

September 18, 2015  03:46 pm|

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi invited to Sri Lanka by PM

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi invited to Sri Lanka by PM

In a significant development that could bring Congress role into Indias neighbourhood diplomacy, party president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been invited to Sri Lanka by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. MORE..

September 18, 2015  02:18 pm|

Indian Court dismisses appeal filed by Sri Lankan fishermen

Indian Court dismisses appeal filed by Sri Lankan fishermen

An Indian High Court has dismissed a criminal appeal filed by 10 Sri Lankan fishermen, who were convicted of fishing in Indian waters without permission in 2006, after it was informed that they had gone back to their country after serving the entire sentence period in prison. MORE...

September 18, 2015  11:57 am|

TN assembly for international probe on Sri Lanka

TN assembly for international probe on Sri Lanka

A day after India and Sri Lanka decided to renew efforts to address the vexed ethnic issue in the island nation, Tamil Nadu today stepped up pressure on the Modi government for an international probe against alleged human rights violations and war crimes committed in 2009 in Northern Sri Lanka. MORE..

September 16, 2015  02:46 pm|

PM Wickremasinghe meets Indian President

PM Wickremasinghe meets Indian President

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan a short while ago. MORE...

September 16, 2015  12:10 pm|

Looking at power sharing and devolution within a unity state: PM

Looking at power sharing and devolution within a unity state: PM

We are looking at how power sharing and devolution take place within the Constitution, with in a unity state, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says. MORE...

September 15, 2015  02:04 pm|

Modi confident Sri Lanka will achieve genuine reconciliation

Modi confident Sri Lanka will achieve genuine reconciliation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed confidence that Sri Lanka will achieve genuine reconciliation and development with the wisdom and will of the leadership and the support of the people.

September 15, 2015  02:01 pm|

Ranil meets Modi in New Delhi

Ranil meets Modi in New Delhi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in Delhi a short while ago. MORE..

September 15, 2015  12:12 pm|

Boat Suspected to be from Lanka found abandoned in India

Boat Suspected to be from Lanka found abandoned in India

A fibre boat suspected to be that of Sri Lankan fishermen was found abandoned at Maniantheevu near Kodiakarai in Nagapattinam district in India, The Hindu newspaper reported today. MORE...

September 15, 2015  10:15 am|

Sri Lanka to release 16 Indian fishermen ahead of PMs visit

Sri Lanka to release 16 Indian fishermen ahead of PMs visit

Sri Lanka today said it will release 16 Indian fishermen, arrested recently for allegedly poaching in its waters, in a goodwill gesture ahead of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghes visit to India, his first foreign trip after winning last months polls. MORE...

September 13, 2015  10:57 pm|

Trade minister says no to CEPA

Trade minister says no to CEPA

Sri Lanka will not be discussing a trade agreement with India entitled Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) during a visit to India tomorrow, said the Minister for Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama on Sunday. MORE...

September 13, 2015  05:26 pm|

What would happen to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India?

What would happen to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India?

At a time when efforts are on to send Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to their country, opinion is divided on whether hill country Tamils of Indian origin (in plantations) should be persuaded to go back or conferred with Indian citizenship, the Hindu Newspaper reported. MORE...

September 13, 2015  04:17 pm|

Why Sri Lanka has done a China-style managed float

Why Sri Lanka has done a China-style managed float

Sri Lankas central bank is allowing the local rupee to become more market-oriented but like Bejing, it has shied away from turning the currency into a true free float. MORE...

September 7, 2015  01:36 pm|

Massive killings if Mahinda returned to power - CBK

Massive killings if Mahinda returned to power - CBK

Mahinda Rajapaksa during his tenure as the President of Sri Lanka ran a police state and if he was successful in returning to power as Prime Minister in recent parliamentary polls the country would have experienced massive killings of innocents, according to former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. MORE..

September 6, 2015  12:39 am|

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Sri Lanka and looks forward to taking the ties to new heights as he received former President Chandrika Kumaratunga in New Delhi. MORE..

September 4, 2015  10:21 am|

Atapattu resigns as Sri Lanka cricket coach

Atapattu resigns as Sri Lanka cricket coach

Marvan Atapattu has resigned as head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team while his resignation has been accepted by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). MORE..

September 3, 2015  06:42 pm|

Sri Lankan fishermen want resumption of talks

Sri Lankan fishermen want resumption of talks

Maintaining that Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy only when they fished deep into the island territory, a Sri Lankan fishermen leader today urged both nations to hold talks to resolve the issue of fishing rights in the Palk Strait. MORE..

September 2, 2015  11:39 pm|

Chennai US Consulate refuses to meet Vaiko on Lanka

Chennai US Consulate refuses to meet Vaiko on Lanka

Former Indian MP and MDMK general secretary Vaiko charged that the US Consulate in Chennai had disrespected Tamils by not allowing him to meet the Consul General and present a memorandum on the stand the country had taken on international investigations into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. MORE...

September 2, 2015  05:47 pm|

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday. MORE..

September 2, 2015  01:11 pm|

Indian Goverment should act tough on Sri Lanka: Vasan

Indian Goverment should act tough on Sri Lanka: Vasan

The Indian Government should act tough and put an end to the attacks and arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Indian Tamil Manila Congress leader G. K. Vasan has said. MORE...

September 2, 2015  12:30 pm|

Push Sri Lanka not to arrest fishermen - Jayalalithaa

Push Sri Lanka not to arrest fishermen - Jayalalithaa

Bringing to the notice of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yet another incident of arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Lankan Navy, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday urged him to take immediate steps to release the 16 fishermen and their boats. MORE..

September 2, 2015  10:24 am|

Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota

Navy rescues ten local fishermen off Hambantota

The Sri Lanka Navy has rescued ten local fishermen who were drifting 63 km off South East of Hambantota due to an engine failure. MORE...

August 31, 2015  05:23 pm|

Vaiko, Ramadoss oppose India gifting away ship to Sri Lanka

Vaiko, Ramadoss oppose India gifting away ship to Sri Lanka

Opposing the gifting away of an Indian Coast Guard ship to Sri Lanka, Indian MDMK chief Vaiko today said it was a betrayal of Eelam Tamils and Tamil Nadu fishermen the Press Trust of India reported. MORE...

August 31, 2015  10:24 am|

Karunanidhi condemns US support to Sri Lankan domestic probe

Karunanidhi condemns US support to Sri Lankan domestic probe

DMK chief Karunanidhi today condemned the US governments reported proposal for support to a domestic probe by Sri Lanka into alleged war crimes rather than going in for an international investigation. MORE..

August 29, 2015  01:29 am|

Indian forum seeks Centres intervention to prevent attack on fishermen

Indian forum seeks Centres intervention to prevent attack on fishermen

Indian National Fish Workers Forum (NFF) has urged the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swraj to ensure that Tamil Nadu fishermen were not attacked while fishing by the Sri Lankan naval personnel. MORE...

August 27, 2015  11:13 am|

India not capable of providing large investment and loans to SL?

India not capable of providing large investment and loans to SL?

Chinas state media today said Sri Lanka should retain friendship with cash-rich China as India is not capable of providing large investment and loans, in the first commentary following the defeat of pro-Beijing Mahinda Rajapaksa in the recent parliamentary elections. MORE...

August 24, 2015  11:40 pm|

Sri Lankan held for drug trafficking in India

Sri Lankan held for drug trafficking in India

The Indian police have detained a Sri Lankan Tamil over his alleged involvement with a fake currency circulation, drug and human trafficking gang, the Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

August 24, 2015  03:30 pm|

Four Indians arrested for visa violations

Four Indians arrested for visa violations

At least four Indians have been arrested in eastern province for allegedly abusing visa conditions, the police said. MORE...

August 23, 2015  04:28 pm|

India should take efforts to solve Lankan Tamils problem: CPI

India should take efforts to solve Lankan Tamils problem: CPI

The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday said that the Centre should take efforts to find a solution to the problems of Tamil population in Sri Lanka, considering the changed political equation in that country. MORE..

August 21, 2015  04:38 pm|

Modi congratulates Ranil

Modi congratulates Ranil

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Ranil Wickremesinghe on being sworn-in as Sri Lankas Prime Minister. MORE..

August 21, 2015  01:36 pm|

Arrested Sri Lankans have no links with LTTE: Indian Police

Arrested Sri Lankans have no links with LTTE: Indian Police

Dismissing suggestion that the five Sri Lankans arrested from a city hotel have connection to a terror group, the Indian Police have said it has started looking for those who brought them to the city promising fake passports and help getting jobs in France. MORE...

August 19, 2015  12:51 pm|

Suspected former LTTE members arrested in India

Suspected former LTTE members arrested in India

The Special Task Force of the Indian Police have arrested five Sri Lankan nationals, allegedly former LTTE members, and two Indians from a hotel here in the city, the PTI reported today. MORE...

August 17, 2015  10:05 am|

Nepal-bound Sri Lankans held by Indias SSB

Nepal-bound Sri Lankans held by Indias SSB

Seema Surkashya Bal (SSB), the border security force of India, arrested five Nepal-bound Sri Lankans from Panitanki, India, along Nepal-India on Friday. MORE..

August 16, 2015  10:14 am|

Sri Lanka stun India with remarkable comeback Test victory

Sri Lanka stun India with remarkable comeback Test victory

Rangana Herath picked up seven wickets in a sublime display of left-arm spin bowling to power Sri Lanka to a spectacular comeback win by 63 runs against India on the fourth day of the opening Test at Galle on Saturday. MORE..

August 15, 2015  01:59 pm|

Six suspected LTTE operatives arrested in Kolkata

Six suspected LTTE operatives arrested in Kolkata

The arrest of 6 men allegedly belonging to the LTTE has left security officials in West Bengal in a spot of bother. They are verifying why these six men had come to Kolkata from Chennai. MORE..

August 15, 2015  01:46 pm|

Indian-American Atul Keshap sworn in as US Envoy to Sri Lanka

Indian-American Atul Keshap sworn in as US Envoy to Sri Lanka

Indian-American Atul Keshap has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, becoming the second Indian-origin diplomat to be posted to the region after Richard Rahul Verma. MORE...

August 13, 2015  09:54 am|

Courts release Tamil Nadu fishermen

Courts release Tamil Nadu fishermen

Two courts in the Northern province today (10) ordered the release of 40 fishermen arrested by the Navy for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan territory in June. MORE...

August 10, 2015  02:43 pm|

Retrieve Katchatheevu from Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa tells Modi

Retrieve Katchatheevu from Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa tells Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect the fishing rights of Indian fishermen and to retrieve the Katchatheevu islet from Sri Lanka. MORE..

August 7, 2015  05:13 pm|

Vasan plans stir for release of fishermen from Sri Lankan jail

Vasan plans stir for release of fishermen from Sri Lankan jail

Indias Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) will stage State-wide agitation if the 14 Rameswaram fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on a charge of poaching on June 2 were not released at the end of their judicial remand on August 13, party president G.K. Vasan has said. MORE..

August 5, 2015  12:53 pm|

Two Sri Lankans held in India

Two Sri Lankans held in India

A day after busting a fake currency circulation and drug trafficking gang by arresting four people, the Indian police have arrested five more, including two Sri Lankan Tamils, on Tuesday while launching a dragnet for five others to pin down the entire network, the Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

August 4, 2015  03:32 pm|

Will the govt. give nod to road link SL with India?

Will the govt. give nod to road link SL with India?

A road and rail link between Rameswaram in India and Thalaimannar could be a reality soon as the government of India has asked Asian Development Bank to carry out pre-feasibility study for financing the project across Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka. MORE...

August 3, 2015  10:40 pm|

Five Indians held for kidney change in Sri Lanka

Five Indians held for kidney change in Sri Lanka

The Special Task Force of the Crime Branch in India has arrested five persons of a family from Berhampur, including a woman, in connection with an illegal kidney transplantation carried out at a hospital in Colombo recently. MORE...

August 2, 2015  01:09 pm|

Swaminathan conveys condolences over death of Abdul Kalam

Swaminathan conveys condolences over death of Abdul Kalam

The Special Envoy of the President, Minister D.M. Swaminathan paid his last respects to the late former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the State Funeral which was held in Rameshwaran on Thursday, the foreign ministry said. MORE..

July 31, 2015  03:56 pm|

Another batch of Sri Lankan refugees return home

Another batch of Sri Lankan refugees return home

A fresh batch of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees headed back to their homeland from the international airport in Tiruchi on Tuesday, The Hindu reported. MORE..

July 30, 2015  10:09 am|

Abdul Kalams funeral in Rameswaram on Thursday

Abdul Kalams funeral in Rameswaram on Thursday

The funeral of the former President will be held in Rameswaram, his birth place in Tamil Nadu, on Thursday (30) with full military honours. MORE...

July 29, 2015  01:41 pm|

Sri Lankan student reported missing in India

Sri Lankan student reported missing in India

A Sri Lankan girl student doing hotel management course at a college in Moodbidri near Mangalore has been reported missing from her hostel since July 25, police said. MORE..

July 28, 2015  10:11 am|

Abdul Kalam no more

Abdul Kalam no more

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday at a hospital in Meghalaya, where he had gone to deliver a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, reports Press Trust of India. He was 83. MORE...

July 27, 2015  09:29 pm|

Fishermen act as sea route smugglers?

Fishermen act as sea route smugglers?

The Indian Customs officials anticipate possibilities of gold sneaking into the State from neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka through fishing boats following the large-scale seizures of smuggled gold at the airports in the State, the Hindu newspaper reported today. MORE...

July 27, 2015  11:23 am|

Ex-LTTE man held in India while trying to flee

Ex-LTTE man held in India while trying to flee

The Indian city police arrested a former LTTE operative while he was attempting to escape to Switzerland on a fake passport at Trichy International Airport, the Times of India reported. Police also registered a case against two more persons from Ramanathapuram and Chennai for helping him obtained the fake passport. One of them was arrested. MORE...

July 27, 2015  10:20 am|

Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy yet again?

Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy yet again?

Indian fishermen were attacked off Katchatheevu islet on Saturday night allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel, who opened fire in the air, forcing them to return to shore, the PTI news agency reproted. MORE...

July 26, 2015  10:42 am|

Conviction of LTTE sympathisers in India set aside

Conviction of LTTE sympathisers in India set aside

The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Friday set aside an illegal conviction and seven-year sentence imposed by a trial court on three alleged LTTE sympathisers for conspiring to smuggle acetone, glycerine, formaldehyde and dicyanamide to Sri Lanka for making explosive substances and indulging in unlawful activities in 2008. MORE..

July 25, 2015  12:30 pm|

Sri Lankan fishermen issue warning to Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishermen issue warning to Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishermen have reportedly warned their Indian counterparts that they would be attacked if they continued using banned fishing nets and damaged nets anchored in the Sri Lankan sea. MORE..

July 24, 2015  10:55 am|

Navy assists Indian fishing trawler in distress

Navy assists Indian fishing trawler in distress

Sri Lanka Navy today rendered assistance to an Indian fishing trawler with 4 fishermen in distress in Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

July 23, 2015  11:09 pm|

No pressure from India on Port City project - govt

No pressure from India on Port City project - govt

The Sri Lankan government has denied reports that the Indian government is exerting pressure on it to stall the $1.4 billion Colombo Port City Project. MORE..

July 23, 2015  10:15 am|

Navy denies attacking Indian fishermen

Navy denies attacking Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday denied reports that it had attacked a group of Indian fishermen who had strayed into Sri Lankan waters on Tuesday evening. MORE...

July 22, 2015  04:02 pm|

WFFP urges full implementation of UN Law of seas

WFFP urges full implementation of UN Law of seas

The World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) has sought a permanent solution to tackle the issue of arrest and incarceration of fishermen crossing the national borders and entering the territory of neighbouring countries. MORE...

July 20, 2015  04:05 pm|

Three Indian fishermen injured in attack by naval personnel?

Three Indian fishermen injured in attack by naval personnel?

Three Indian fishermen were injured when they were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Katchatheevu, the Press Trust of India reported. MORE...

July 20, 2015  12:47 pm|

SL and India fishermen call for resumption of dialogue

SL and India fishermen call for resumption of dialogue

Leaders of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen have called for a resumption of the conciliatory dialogue which has been deadlocked since April last, the Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

July 20, 2015  10:29 am|

India, Sri Lanka sign currency swap agreement

India, Sri Lanka sign currency swap agreement

The Reserve Bank has signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka that will allow the latter to draw up to $1.1 billion. MORE...

July 18, 2015  11:00 am|

Indian police to fight drug traffickers to Sri Lanka

Indian police to fight drug traffickers to Sri Lanka

As Indian authorities witnessed a spurt in smuggling of drugs to Sri Lanka via the sea route, the district police have constituted D-Team, an exclusive police team to mount surveillance on drug traffickers and contain the smuggling activities, the Hindu Newspaper reported today. MORE...

July 18, 2015  09:59 am|

India wanted Sri Lanka to stop Colombo Port City Gotabaya

India wanted Sri Lanka to stop Colombo Port City  Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that Indias National Security Advisor had requested the former Sri Lankan government to stop the Chinese-funded Colombo Port City project as it would pose a threat to that countrys security. MORE..

July 17, 2015  03:09 pm|

Smuggling through sea route increased: Report

Smuggling through sea route increased: Report

The sea route from Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu is being used to smuggle gold into India and this trend is increasing, the Hindu newspaper reported today. MORE...

July 14, 2015  01:01 pm|

Four Indian fishermen arrested with 165 kilograms of Kerala Ganja

Four Indian fishermen arrested with 165 kilograms of Kerala Ganja

The Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday (14) arrested four Indian fishermen with 165 kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in the seas north-west of the Thalai-mannar. MORE...

July 14, 2015  11:17 am|

India extends tsunami warning services to Sri Lanka

India extends tsunami warning services to Sri Lanka

India has extended its tsunami early warning system services to Sri Lanka and the Seychelles. MORE..

July 11, 2015  11:57 am|

Rs 220 billion plan to link Rameswaram to Sri Lanka, says Gadkari

Rs 220 billion plan to link Rameswaram to Sri Lanka, says Gadkari

The Indian government is working towards a Rs 220 billion (Indian rupees) project to provide connectivity between India and Sri Lanka for which the Asian Development Bank has expressed willingness to provide funding, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. MORE...

July 9, 2015  03:12 pm|

Sri Lanka fast emerging as organ transplant hub for Indians - report

Sri Lanka fast emerging as organ transplant hub for Indians - report

With Indian organ transplantation rules making it impossible for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients to buy organs, the island nation of Sri Lanka is fast emerging as the market for organ trade for Bengalureans, Indian media reports. MORE..

July 8, 2015  10:09 am|

Indian fishermen claim attack by Sri Lankan counterparts

Indian fishermen claim attack by Sri Lankan counterparts

About 30 to 40 fishermen claim they were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth millions of rupees and threw the catch into the sea, an Indian fisheries department official said. MORE..

July 3, 2015  02:56 pm|

Indian Ocean cannot be backyard of India - China

Indian Ocean cannot be backyard of India - China

China recognises Indias special role in stabilising the strategic Indian Ocean region but the perception that it is Indias backyard may result in clashes, Chinese military officials and experts have cautioned. MORE...

July 2, 2015  10:15 am|

Sangakkara announces Test retirement

Sangakkara announces Test retirement

Sri Lankas batting great Kumar Sangakkara has ended speculation about his future by confirming that he will retire during his teams home series against India in August. MORE..

June 27, 2015  06:52 pm|

Gold, liquor bottles smuggled from SL seized at airport

Gold, liquor bottles smuggled from SL seized at airport

Indian Customs officials at the Madurai airport seized 604 grams of raw gold chains (unfinished 24 karat gold chains) and 35 bottles of foreign liquor from 11 persons, all Indian citizens, who arrived from Sri Lanka. MORE..

June 27, 2015  11:32 am|

Lankan refugee stages protest at camp

 Lankan refugee stages protest at camp

A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee housed in a camp at Thuraimangalam near Perambalur abstained from taking food for some time on Friday seeking action against one of the refugees. MORE..

June 27, 2015  09:25 am|

Lankan refugees allege illegal custody, torture by Police

Lankan refugees allege illegal custody, torture by Police

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees of Aanaiyur camp in Madurai are living in morbid fear borne out of police torture. MORE..

June 25, 2015  11:24 pm|

Eight Indian men arrested with gold in rectums, waist band

Eight Indian men arrested with gold in rectums, waist band

Eight Indian nationals have been arrested by Sri Lankan customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to leave the country with gold worth over Rs 4.5 million concealed in their rectal cavities and waist band. MORE..

June 25, 2015  10:36 am|

Sri Lankan Navy asked not to open fire on fishermen: India

Sri Lankan Navy asked not to open fire on fishermen: India

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court Bench in Madurai that it has impressed upon the Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint, not to fire on [Indian] fishermen and to treat [Indian] fishermen in a humane manner. MORE..

June 24, 2015  09:30 am|

Protest demands release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka

Protest demands release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka

Members of the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) and the fishing community staged a demonstration in Rameswaram on Friday, demanding the release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of poaching and protesting against the Centres directive to paint the trawlers in green colour. MORE..

June 20, 2015  10:05 am|

Young refugees in TN keen on trying luck in Sri Lanka

Young refugees in TN keen on trying luck in Sri Lanka

As World Refugee Day falls tomorrow, several young Sri Lankan Tamils born and raised in camps in Tamil Nadu are eager to go back to the land of their ancestors to try and connect with their roots and get a sense of belonging. MORE..

June 19, 2015  10:04 pm|

India-Sri Lanka road link in the works: Nitin Gadkari

India-Sri Lanka road link in the works: Nitin Gadkari

Following the inauguration of Agartala-Dhaka bus service and signing of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal motor vehicle agreement, the Centre is also looking at connecting India and Sri Lanka, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. MORE..

June 17, 2015  09:36 am|

Sri Lankan refugee seeks compensation for his daughters death

Sri Lankan refugee seeks compensation for his daughters death

A Sri Lankan refugee at a Tamil Nadu refugee camp today moved the Madras High court seeking Rs 10 lakh in compensation from the state government for the death of his minor daughter who succumbed to injuries as the dilapidated house they were staying in collapsed in rains last year. MORE..

June 9, 2015  09:51 am|

India unsafe if Sri Lanka is not kept secure Seneviratne

India unsafe if Sri Lanka is not kept secure  Seneviratne

Sri Lanka has recalled its envoy to India Sudharshan Seneviratne, within a year of his appointment and just when bilateral ties were looking up between the two neighbours. MORE..

June 5, 2015  11:43 pm|

BJP says committed to solving fishermen issue

BJP says committed to solving fishermen issue

Voicing its commitment to solving the dispute over fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen in the Palk Strait, the BJP on Thursday said it was handling the problem carefully and a final solution needs time. MORE..

June 4, 2015  04:32 pm|

Sri Lanka to talk to India on fishing

Sri Lanka to talk to India on fishing

Sri Lanka said on Monday that it will continue to engage with India on the fishermen issue to seek satisfactory short-term and long-term solutions. MORE...

June 1, 2015  03:06 pm|

Sri Lankan Ministers remarks not helpful India

Sri Lankan Ministers remarks not helpful  India

Differences between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermens associations spilled into relations between the two governments, as India responded sharply to the Sri Lankan Fisheries Ministers refusal of a proposal to allow Indian fishermen into Sri Lankan waters for 65 days. MORE..

May 29, 2015  09:47 am|

Sri Lankan held for travelling on fake passport

Sri Lankan held for travelling on fake passport

The immigration staff of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad arrested a Sri Lankan passenger during the custom checkup for travelling using a fake passport. MORE..

May 27, 2015  03:52 pm|

Modi paying special attention for Sri Lankan Tamils welfare - BJP

Modi paying special attention for Sri Lankan Tamils welfare - BJP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been paying special attention for the welfare of Tamils both in India and in Sri Lanka, says Muralidhar Rao, national general secretary of the BJP. MORE..

May 27, 2015  02:17 pm|

Film on slain LTTE presenter banned in India

Film on slain LTTE presenter banned in India

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify Porkalathil Oru Poo, a film based on real life story of television journalist, Isaipriya, who was allegedly killed in captivity by the Sri Lankan armed forces in the final stages of the civil war in 2009... MORE

May 26, 2015  08:08 am|

India hands over 16 Sri Lankan fishermen

India hands over 16 Sri Lankan fishermen

India on Saturday handed over 16 Sri Lankan fishermenarrested for allegedly poaching in the Indian watersto Sri Lankan authorities, several days after they were ordered released by courts. MORE..

May 23, 2015  12:46 pm|

India may offer credit for building houses in land released by Army

India may offer credit for building houses in land released by Army

India, which is funding the construction of 50,000 houses for internally-displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka, may offer a line of credit, this time for building houses in lands released by the Army from the high security zones. MORE...

May 22, 2015  08:30 am|

No Smuggler in team - Fishermen Delegation

No Smuggler in team - Fishermen Delegation

Members of the delegation of Tamil Nadu fishermen who met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here on May 12 have denied the charge that one of the members of their team was a smuggler. MORE...

May 20, 2015  09:20 am|

Sri Lankas tourism sector outperforms broader economy: report

Sri Lankas tourism sector outperforms broader economy: report

A steep rise in visitor numbers to Sri Lanka is driving growth in the countrys tourism industry, though a slowdown in the Chinese economy and problems in Russia could take the edge off the surge of arrivals later in the year. MORE..

May 19, 2015  11:56 pm|

LG launches smartwatch at Rs 30,000 in India

LG launches smartwatch at Rs 30,000 in India

LG Electronics Tuesday launched LG Watch Urbane at Rs 30,000 in India powered by the Android Wear which works seamlessly with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above. MORE..

May 19, 2015  05:07 pm|

NFF claims fake Indian fishermen group met Sirisena

NFF claims fake Indian fishermen group met Sirisena

Amid allegations that the fisherfolk group which met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently included a smuggler, the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) in India has demanded that the State, Central, and Sri Lankan governments probe the incident and bring to book the fake fishermen associations. MORE..

May 19, 2015  10:51 am|

Would rather die than go back to Lanka - Refugee

Would rather die than go back to Lanka - Refugee

The tiny 10x16 sq ft houses awaiting doors, windows and a coat of paint at the Melmonavoor Sri Lankan refugee camp in India, one of the six camps in Vellore district, reflect the conflict that every refugee from the island nation is going through. MORE...

May 18, 2015  06:50 am|

Majority of Sri Lankan refugees not willing to return - Swaminathan

Majority of Sri Lankan refugees not willing to return - Swaminathan

Only 35 per cent of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu are willing to come back, D.M. Swaminathan, Minister for Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs, said on Friday. MORE..

May 16, 2015  11:14 am|

Tamil Nadu fishermen freed under Indo-SL swap deal

Tamil Nadu fishermen freed under Indo-SL swap deal

The 37 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained in Sri Lanka were released by a court in Point Pedro in Jaffna district on Friday, following a swap agreement with India under which 16 Lankan fishermen jailed in India will also be released, Indian officials told Express. MORE..

May 16, 2015  10:22 am|

Indo-Sri Lanka trade up 10-fold after FTA

Indo-Sri Lanka trade up 10-fold after FTA

Trade between India and Sri Lanka has increased 10-fold after the Free Trade Agreement. But there is more to be explored, said Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. MORE...

May 15, 2015  09:02 am|

65 Sri Lankan refugees return from India

65 Sri Lankan refugees return from India

A batch of 65 Sri Lankan refugees, from some 32 families, returned from India today, Minister of Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan told Ada Derana. MORE..

May 13, 2015  06:18 pm|

DMK welcomes Sri Lankas efforts to solve fishing dispute

DMK welcomes Sri Lankas efforts to solve fishing dispute

Welcoming Sri Lankas efforts to solve the fishing dispute in Palk Strait, DMK today urged the Indian government to take steps for bilateral talks involving fishermen of the island nation and India and bring about a lasting solution to the vexed issue. MORE..

May 13, 2015  04:49 pm|

Release order for 37 Indian fishermen - Devadas

Release order for 37 Indian fishermen - Devadas

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the release of 37 Indian fishermen lodged in various prisons of the island nation after a meeting with a delegation of five Indian fishermen. MORE...

May 13, 2015  10:00 am|

Indian man kills Sri Lankan nurse in Kuwait

Indian man kills Sri Lankan nurse in Kuwait

An Indian man murdered a Sri Lankan nurse in Kuwait following a rift over a KD500 (Rs 220,860) debt, a newspaper in the oil-rich Gulf emirate reported. MORE..

May 12, 2015  03:52 pm|

Journalists in Sri Lanka most vulnerable: Report

Journalists in Sri Lanka most vulnerable: Report

Journalists in Sri Lanka are among the most vulnerable in the South Asia, because attackers generally go scot-free, says a report of the International Federation of Journalists. MORE..

May 9, 2015  01:15 pm|

High Court suspends Salman Khans jail sentence

High Court suspends Salman Khans jail sentence

The Mumbai high court suspended on Friday actor Salman Khans jail term in the 2002 hit-and-run case, pending appeal, giving him temporary reprieve. MORE..

May 8, 2015  01:52 pm|

TN MPs want India to reclaim Katchatheevu

TN MPs want India to reclaim Katchatheevu

Indian Rajya Sabha members from the AIADMK, DMK and the CPI want the Centre to renegotiate with the government of Sri Lanka to reclaim the island of Katchatheevu. MORE...

May 7, 2015  07:58 am|

India, Sri Lanka should hold talks on fishermen Congress

India, Sri Lanka should hold talks on fishermen  Congress

Indias Congress Party says that the BJP-led NDA government should hold talks with the Sri Lankan government with regard to the fishermen problem in order to reach a solution. MORE..

May 4, 2015  11:44 am|

Navy denies allegations of shooting Indian fishermen

Navy denies allegations of shooting Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday denied allegations that it had shot Indian fishermen who had illegally strayed into local waters and said such an action would be taken only as their final resort. MORE..

May 1, 2015  12:18 am|

Sri Lankan gang arrested over fake passport racket

Sri Lankan gang arrested over fake passport racket

The Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police busted on Wednesday, a fake passport racket run by a Sri Lankan gang which had been issuing fake Indian passports and fake visas to Sri Lankan refugees after collecting huge amounts and helping them to go to Europe and Canada via Nepal. MORE..

April 30, 2015  03:09 pm|

India urges Sri Lanka Navy not to fire on stray Indian fishermen

India urges Sri Lanka Navy not to fire on stray Indian fishermen

The Indian Government today said it has requested Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint and not to fire on Indian fishermen if they stray into the waters of the island nation. MORE..

April 29, 2015  11:39 pm|

Lankan woman forced into hiding for questioning extremists

Lankan woman forced into hiding for questioning extremists

Sharmila Seyyid, a Sri Lankan Muslim woman journalist and human rights activist from Sri Lanka, received so much backlash from a comment in a BBC appearance that she left her home country. She did not receive a warm welcome in India, which forced her into hiding. Now outlets are pressuring both countries to protect Seyyid. MORE...

April 29, 2015  08:23 am|

Death toll in Nepal may touch 10,000 - PM Koirala

Death toll in Nepal may touch 10,000 - PM Koirala

The death toll in Nepals devastating earthquake may go up to 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Tuesday told the envoys of India, China and the US. MORE..

April 28, 2015  02:37 pm|

Sri Lankan gets 7-year jail in robbery case

Sri Lankan gets 7-year jail in robbery case

The Second Additional Assistant Sessions Court in Tiruchy on Monday convicted and sentenced a Sri Lankan Tamil to undergo seven-year imprisonment for robbing a woman of a gold chain after attacking her in April 2013. MORE..

April 28, 2015  01:02 pm|

Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Sri Lankan waters, says ICG

Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Sri Lankan waters, says ICG

In a stand that may not go down well in Tamil Nadu, Indian Coast Guard on Monday told the Madras High Court that Indian fishermen allegedly indulge in various illegal acts such as smuggling and trawling in Sri Lankan waters resulting in action by the island nations navy. MORE..

April 28, 2015  12:01 pm|

Sri Lankan woman arrested smuggling gold into India

Sri Lankan woman arrested smuggling gold into India

Indian customs officials have arrested a Sri Lankan woman who smuggled gold weighing nearly one kilogram into the country by concealing it under her garments. MORE..

April 25, 2015  06:25 pm|

AUDIO: Nepal earthquake kills atleast 449, triggers avalanches

AUDIO: Nepal earthquake kills atleast 449, triggers avalanches

(UPFATE) The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu says that so far there have been no reports of Sri Lankan nationals in Nepal being affected by the earthquake. MORE..

April 25, 2015  04:52 pm|

AUDIO: 7.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles Nepal, no impact on Sri Lanka

AUDIO: 7.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles Nepal, no impact on Sri Lanka

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that the 7.6 magnitude earthquake which hit Nepal this morning, causing massive tremors lasting well over a minute across northern India, had no impact to Sri Lanka.

April 25, 2015  12:54 pm|

Cairn India exits Sri Lanka oil exploration

Cairn India exits Sri Lanka oil exploration

A nearly 50 per cent drop in crude oil prices has forced Cairn India to exit its operations in Sri Lanka. MORE..

April 25, 2015  12:28 pm|

Sri Lanka ranks 132 on global happiness index

Sri Lanka ranks 132 on global happiness index

Sri Lanka has climbed 5 places in a global ranking of the happiest nations, coming in at the 132nd spot out of 158 countries on the index that took into account GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support and freedom to make life choices as indicators of happiness. MORE..

April 24, 2015  05:21 pm|

No complaint of Sri Lanka Navy hurling petrol bombs

No complaint of Sri Lanka Navy hurling petrol bombs

The Indian government did not get any complaint against Sri Lankan navy allegedly hurling petrol bombs at Indian fishermen, the Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh informed the Rajya Sabha. MORE..

April 24, 2015  10:46 am|

Wigneswaran requests Modi to release 3 convicted of raping 13 girls

Wigneswaran requests Modi to release 3 convicted of raping 13 girls

Chief minister of Sri Lankas Tamil-majority Northern Province C V Wigneswaran has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release three life convicts in the sensational Swamy Premananda case. MORE...

April 24, 2015  08:52 am|

Indian-origin estate workers to get land with deeds

Indian-origin estate workers to get land with deeds

The Sri Lankan government, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, has taken a decision to give each of the 200,000 families of Indian Origin Tamil workers in the islands plantations, seven perches or 1,900 sq ft of land with ownership documents. MORE...

April 23, 2015  08:37 am|

Tamil Nadu fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to salvage boats

Tamil Nadu fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to salvage boats

A team of 141 people on 18 boats will set sail from the Tamil Nadu coast on Wednesday to repatriate 31 of the 81 boats released by the Sri Lankan government. MORE...

April 22, 2015  10:01 am|

Chinese contractors reject Lotus Tower spying allegation

Chinese contractors reject Lotus Tower spying allegation

Chinese contractor of the Lotus Tower in Sri Lanka on Tuesday denied allegations that the tower was to be used as an electronic surveillance facility against India and added that such baseless rumours only insulted the Sri Lankan government. MORE...

April 22, 2015  08:03 am|

Indian fishermen demand access to Lankan waters

Indian fishermen demand access to Lankan waters

Over 100 fishermen from Tamil Nadu will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj next Monday to give a petition demanding uninterrupted fishing rights in the Sri Lankan waters. MORE...

April 21, 2015  05:32 pm|

Will solve fishermen issue: PM

Will solve fishermen issue: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, on the sidelines of his visit to Guruvayur temple, said that measures would be taken to solve the issues plaguing the fishermen community in India. MORE...

April 19, 2015  01:57 pm|

Indian police seize 142 kg cannabis bound for Sri Lanka

Indian police seize 142 kg cannabis bound for Sri Lanka

The Indian district police have detained under the National Security Act (NSA) two ganja smugglers who were arrested while attempting to smuggle 142 kg of ganja to Sri Lanka via sea route. MORE...

April 19, 2015  09:01 am|

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Ranil

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. MORE...

April 19, 2015  08:45 am|

Sri Lankan couple, daughters land near Rameswaram

Sri Lankan couple, daughters land near Rameswaram

A Sri Lankan Tamil couple with their three teenage daughters landed clandestinely at Arichalmunai, off Dhanushkodi in the early hours of Friday, The Hindu reports. MORE..

April 18, 2015  05:40 pm|

India unsuited to play mediator due to TN factor - Dayan

India unsuited to play mediator due to TN factor - Dayan

India is structurally unsuited to be mediator or facilitator in the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict because it is subject to the emotional and electoral power of one of its constituent states, namely, Tamil Nadu, argues former Sri Lankan envoy at the UN in Geneva, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka. MORE..

April 17, 2015  01:47 pm|

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen - CBK

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen - CBK

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was joking when he made the comment about shooting Indian fishermen, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in an interview with DNA. MORE...

April 17, 2015  09:09 am|

No room for any family to control country again President

No room for any family to control country again  President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that with the proposed amendments to the Constitution, the government will not leave room in the future for any single family to control the country ever again. MORE..

April 16, 2015  02:52 pm|

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|

Naxals getting arms from Sri Lanka?

Naxals getting arms from Sri Lanka?

The Indian Central intelligence agencies have launched a major investigation into a specific tip-off that Naxals were now getting sophisticated weapons through the sea route from Sri Lanka. MORE...

April 16, 2015  09:03 am|

Chinese naval ships to use Gwadar port after Colombo snub

Chinese naval ships to use Gwadar port after Colombo snub

Pakistans Gwadar port which has been taken over by a Chinese firm could guarantee maintenance and supply for Chinas naval ships in the Indian Ocean after the new Sri Lankan government declined permission for Chinese vessels to dock in the country. MORE..

April 15, 2015  11:29 pm|

Currency pact with India to boost Sri Lankas reserves

Currency pact with India to boost Sri Lankas reserves

Sri Lankas official reserves are set to receive a boost by the currency swap arrangement with India, signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit, the countrys Central Bank said today. MORE..

April 15, 2015  05:13 pm|

Sending IPKF to Sri Lanka was high level policy failure: VK Singh

Sending IPKF to Sri Lanka was high level policy failure: VK Singh

Indias Union Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) V K Singh says that the decision to send the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987 was a high level policy failure. MORE..

April 15, 2015  10:51 am|

Indian held at BIA with gold worth Rs 17 million

Indian held at BIA with gold worth Rs 17 million

An Indian national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake with gold worth around Rs 17 million. MORE..

April 14, 2015  10:05 am|

Rajapaksa govt was more diplomatic on fishermen issue: Leaders

Rajapaksa govt was more diplomatic on fishermen issue: Leaders

In contrast to Lankas present leaders, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was more diplomatic, fishermens leaders in Karainagar, Jaffna has told the New India Express. MORE...

April 12, 2015  09:29 pm|

Indian fishermen protest arrests by Sri Lankan navy

Indian fishermen protest arrests by Sri Lankan navy

The fishermen of Rameswaram staged a demonstration, protesting against the arrest of fishermen and confiscation of their boats by Sri Lankan navy and urging the authorities to secure their traditional fishing rights in the Palk Bay. MORE..

April 11, 2015  11:35 am|

Lankan refugees held over bid to escape

Lankan refugees held over bid to escape

The Marine police of the Coastal Security Group (CSG) in India have apprehended two Sri Lankan Tamil refugees when one of them tried to clandestinely leave for Sri Lanka from Pamban near Ramanathapuram. MORE..

April 9, 2015  10:25 am|

54 Sri Lankans evacuated from Yemen

54 Sri Lankans evacuated from Yemen

The Government of Sri Lanka today said that at present 54 Sri Lankans have been evacuated from Yemen. MORE..

April 8, 2015  05:11 pm|

Health Minister to attend fifth SAARC health meet

Health Minister to attend fifth SAARC health meet

India is all set to host fifth meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Health Ministers at New Delhi on Wednesday where Health Ministers of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Pakistan will attend the meeting. MORE...

April 7, 2015  05:09 pm|

Chinese mafia behind red sandalwood smuggling in SL?

Chinese mafia behind red sandalwood smuggling in SL?

The Indian police have found details on a Chinese mafia that smuggles red sandalwood through Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Sri Lanka which has a major demand for it in China, Japan, Middle East and the United States of America. MORE...

April 7, 2015  03:24 pm|

440 people including a Sri Lankan evacuated from Yemen

440 people including a Sri Lankan evacuated from Yemen

Indian naval ship INS Mumbai reached Djibouti safely on Sunday with a total of 440 people which includes Indians and nationals of 17 other countries including a Sri Lankan on board who were evacuated from the Yemeni port of Aden amid heavy shelling. MORE...

April 5, 2015  01:41 pm|

37 Indian fishermen, 5 boats arrested

37 Indian fishermen, 5 boats arrested

Sri Lanka Navy personnel have arrested 37 Indian fishermen along with their 5 boats for engaging in poaching activities in Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

April 4, 2015  12:25 pm|

26/11-like attack by ISI agents based in Sri Lanka thwarted - report

26/11-like attack by ISI agents based in Sri Lanka thwarted - report

A 26/11-like attack was in the making, but this time, from the east coast. That is how National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General Sharad Kumar sums up the agencys exhaustive nearly two-year investigation into what it says was a massive terror plot against India by Pakistans Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). MORE..

April 4, 2015  11:23 am|

Sri Lankan boat with six fishermen on board arrested off Chennai

Sri Lankan boat with six fishermen on board arrested off Chennai

Indian Coast Guard on Friday seized a Sri Lankan fishing boat with six fishermen on board for allegedly fishing in Indian waters. MORE..

April 4, 2015  10:04 am|

Eight Sri Lankan safely evacuated from Yemen

 Eight Sri Lankan safely evacuated from Yemen

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced that three Sri Lankans have already Yemen and that another five are currently on their way to Djibouti via sea. MORE..

April 3, 2015  02:59 pm|

Indian couple found dead at hotel in Wellawatta

Indian couple found dead at hotel in Wellawatta

Police today discovered the bodies of an Indian couple who had died under suspicious circumstances at a hotel in Wellawatta. MORE..

April 3, 2015  12:04 am|

China to help evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

China to help evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

China has agreed to assist in evacuating Sri Lankan nationals stranded in Yemen following a request made by the Government of Sri Lanka, Acting Chinese Ambassador Ren Faqiang said. MORE..

April 2, 2015  06:34 pm|

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Fishermen of the Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lankas Northern Province say they welcome Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghes remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

March 31, 2015  12:52 pm|

Lanka for Indias inclusion in regional cooperation with China

Lanka for Indias inclusion in regional cooperation with China

Sri Lanka has backed Chinas surprise initiative to make India an important component of a regional cooperation to address New Delhis concerns over Chinese involvement in large-scale projects in the country, a senior Sri Lankan minister has said. MORE...

March 29, 2015  10:23 pm|

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

India and Sri Lanka to fight ISI influence

Top intelligence sources said that some Pakistani embassy staff were allegedly using their diplomatic cover in promoting ISIs anti-India activities. MORE...

March 29, 2015  07:36 am|

Four Indian ships arrive at the port of Trincomalee

Four Indian ships arrive at the port of Trincomalee

Indian Naval Ships, TIR, KESARI, SUDARSHANI and Indian Coast Guard Ship VARUNA belonging to the first training squadron of the Indian Navy arrived at the port of Trincomalee. MORE...

March 28, 2015  03:31 pm|

Sri Lanka fires fresh salvo at Chinese firm

Sri Lanka fires fresh salvo at Chinese firm

The Chinese company involved in the controversial US$1.4 billion Colombo Port City project has failed to furnish the necessary documents within the two-week deadline set by the new government, which is also reviewing other Chinese projects including a high-profile telecommunications tower, Sri Lankas finance minister said. MORE..

March 28, 2015  01:32 am|

Indian Naval vessels to reach Sri Lankas east coast for drill today

Indian Naval vessels to reach Sri Lankas east coast for drill today

Four Indian Navy vessels will arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday to hold a three-day training exercise for Sri Lankan Navy personnel in the countrys east coast. MORE..

March 27, 2015  09:54 am|

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|

China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka on Thursday as Chinese state-run media warned the island nations new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing, AFP reports. MORE...

March 26, 2015  01:45 pm|

Sirisena meets Chinas President amid new look at ties

Sirisena meets Chinas President amid new look at ties

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has held talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid efforts to recalibrate his predecessors strongly pro-China policies. MORE..

March 26, 2015  10:28 am|

TN fishermen may get 83-day access to SL waters - Indian media

TN fishermen may get 83-day access to SL waters - Indian media

The third round of talks between representatives of fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka ended in Chennai on Tuesday, a day ahead of schedule, with the two sides meeting each other half way. MORE...

March 25, 2015  07:20 am|

Sirisena heads to China to smooth ruffled ties

Sirisena heads to China to smooth ruffled ties

Sri Lankas new president heads to Beijing this week for talks with Chinas leadership, seeking to smooth ruffled feathers after scuttling Chinese-funded projects and seeking stronger ties with regional rival India. MORE...

March 24, 2015  10:19 am|

Sri Lanka orders release of 54 fishermen

Sri Lanka orders release of 54 fishermen

The Sri Lankan government on Monday ordered the release of the 54 Indian fishermen arrested early Sunday by the Navy on charges of poaching. MORE...

March 24, 2015  08:17 am|

Rameswaram fishermen launch indefinite strike

Rameswaram fishermen launch indefinite strike

Fishermen in Rameswaram launched an indefinite strike on Monday demanding the release of 54 fishers who were apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy on Saturday night. MORE..

March 23, 2015  02:58 pm|

Free arrested fishermen before talks - Tamil Nadu CM

Free arrested fishermen before talks - Tamil Nadu CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has sought Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis intervention for the immediate release of 54 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday. MORE..

March 23, 2015  10:29 am|

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues

Fishermens associations of India and Sri Lanka will meet in Chennai next week to resolve the vexed issue of violation the maritime boundary and invading each others waters. MORE...

March 22, 2015  12:18 pm|

29 Indian fishermen detained by Navy

29 Indian fishermen detained by Navy

Twenty-nine fishermen from India were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy yesterday night while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. MORE...

March 22, 2015  07:02 am|

India denies security breach during Modis Jaffna visit

India denies security breach during Modis Jaffna visit

The Indian Government has denied media reports alleging a security lapse while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting Sri Lankas northern region. MORE..

March 21, 2015  03:56 pm|

19 member Sri Lankan team to attend Chennai fishermen talks

19 member Sri Lankan team to attend Chennai fishermen talks

A 19-member Sri Lankan team, comprising 10 leaders of fishermen and nine officials, will be participating in the talks between the fishermens associations of Sri Lanka and India to be held in Chennai on March 24 and 25, officials said on Saturday. MORE..

March 21, 2015  02:36 pm|

Bid to invite Dalai Lama stirs up controversy

Bid to invite Dalai Lama stirs up controversy

The reported bid by a leading Sri Lankan Buddhist monk to invite the Dalai Lama to the island nation, has received flak from official as well as non-official quarters in Colombo. MORE..

March 21, 2015  12:02 pm|

India interfering in Sri Lankas internal affairs, says Chinese thinktank

India interfering in Sri Lankas internal affairs, says Chinese thinktank

A Chinese government backed thinktank has accused India of interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka when Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited the Tamil dominated Jafna area. It has also said India was trying to counter Beijings influence by encouraging Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Bangladesh to avoid the Chinas Silk Road program. MORE.

March 21, 2015  01:06 am|

Sri Lankan Muslims wont fall prey to ISIS trap Fonseka

 Sri Lankan Muslims wont fall prey to ISIS trap  Fonseka

Former Sri Lanka army chief General Sarath Fonseka urged India and Pakistan to speedily resolve the Kashmir issue, adding that countries of the region should start behaving like neighbours. MORE..

March 20, 2015  03:05 pm|

Concern in Indian Parliament over PMs remarks

 Concern in Indian Parliament over PMs remarks

Members in Parliament today voiced concern over remarks of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe that his countrys navy has the right to shoot any intruder, prompting the government to express willingness for a debate on the issue. MORE...

March 18, 2015  04:38 pm|

SL personnel pelt stones at fishing boats?

SL personnel pelt stones at fishing boats?

Two boats of fishermen were damaged after Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly pelted stones at them while they were fishing near Katchativu islet on Tuesday morning. MORE...

March 17, 2015  05:25 pm|

Modis call for devolution of power gets mixed reactions

Modis call for devolution of power gets mixed reactions

Prime Minister Narendra Modis call for early and full implementation of the 13th Amendment, that sets up a mechanism for devolution of power to provincial councils, and going beyond it to achieve reconciliation with the Tamil minority community during his recent Sri Lanka visit has got a mixed response. MORE...

March 16, 2015  04:21 pm|

Modis historic visit will pave way for stronger ties: BJP

Modis historic visit will pave way for stronger ties: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modis recent visit to Sri Lanka as historic and said that it would pave the way for strong ties between both nations. MORE...

March 16, 2015  10:23 am|

Fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to bring back 87 boats

Fishermen to leave for Sri Lanka to bring back 87 boats

A group of Tamil Nadu fishermen accompanied by technicians will leave for Sri Lanka to repair and take back their 87 boats; these boats were released by Sri Lanka ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit as a goodwill gesture. MORE...

March 15, 2015  03:00 pm|

Sri Lanka Navy denies allegations

Sri Lanka Navy denies allegations

Sri Lanka Navy on Sunday (15) totally denied allegations that a naval troop of attacking a group of Indian fishermen off Katchatheevu sea. MORE...

March 15, 2015  01:03 pm|

Navy attacks 5 Indian fishermen?

Navy attacks 5 Indian fishermen?

Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly attacked five fishermen when they were fishing near Katchatheevu on Saturday, the India Today news agency reported. MORE...

March 15, 2015  10:28 am|

Modi visit wont hurt Sri Lanka-China ties: Chinese commentary

Modi visit wont hurt Sri Lanka-China ties: Chinese commentary

China-Sri Lanka relations will not be affected by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit but only grow stronger, a commentary in the Chinese media said. MORE...

March 15, 2015  07:40 am|

Modi meets Rajapaksa, concludes Sri Lanka visit

Modi meets Rajapaksa, concludes Sri Lanka visit

In a personal gesture, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his two-day visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday with a meeting with the former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was ousted from power in elections in January. MORE..

March 15, 2015  01:10 am|

Sri Lanka-India ties have grown stronger: Maj Gen Sinho

Sri Lanka-India ties have grown stronger: Maj Gen Sinho

Major General (retd.) S.R. Sinho, an Indian defence expert, on Saturday said the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka should be seen as a good gesture on the part of as India, and added that the bilateral relationship between India and its neighbours has improved. MORE..

March 14, 2015  02:16 pm|

We are going after Rajapaksas stolen assets: Mangala

We are going after Rajapaksas stolen assets: Mangala

The Sri Lankan government has asked India to help with its investigation against the former regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged corruption, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told The Hindu. MORE..

March 14, 2015  11:30 am|

Be patient with Sri Lankan govt.: Modi to TNA

Be patient with Sri Lankan govt.: Modi to TNA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Sri Lankas Tamils to be patient with the new government in Colombo, The Hindu learns from sources. MORE..

March 14, 2015  10:09 am|

Rajapaksa says RAW rallied opposition to his presidency

Rajapaksa says RAW rallied opposition to his presidency

Claiming that the Research and Analysis Wing conspired with Western agencies CIA and MI-6 to rally the opposition led by President Maithripala Sirisena against his presidency, Sri Lankas former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he does not, however, believe Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the government was responsible. MORE..

March 14, 2015  12:43 am|

Unity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka paramount to India: Modi

Unity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka paramount to India: Modi

India and Sri Lanka dont have a land boundary but we are the closest neighbours in every sense, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, addressing the Sri Lankan Parliament today. MORE..

March 13, 2015  04:33 pm|

Tamils in Canada urge Modi to pressure Sri Lanka

Tamils in Canada urge Modi to pressure Sri Lanka

Welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Colombo, a leading Tamil group in Canada - home to the largest Tamil diaspora outside Sri Lanka - has urged him to put pressure on new President Maithiripala Sirisena to resolve the dragging ethnic issue. MORE..

March 13, 2015  04:12 pm|

India to help Trincomalee become regional energy hub

India to help Trincomalee become regional energy hub

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the Indian government will extend visa on arrival facility to Sri Lankan nationals from 14 April this year. MORE..

March 13, 2015  12:14 pm|

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka early this morning for a historic visit during which he is expected to hold talks with the countrys top leadership. MORE..

March 13, 2015  06:43 am|

India, Sri Lanka to release fishermen ahead of Modis visit

India, Sri Lanka to release fishermen ahead of Modis visit

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the release of 86 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody as a goodwill gesture ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to the island. MORE..

March 12, 2015  01:33 pm|

Modi likely to meet Rajapaksa during visit

Modi likely to meet Rajapaksa during visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet the former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to the island nation beginning Friday. Efforts are on to arrange a meeting in Colombo, political sources has told The Hindu newspaper. MORE....

March 12, 2015  10:30 am|

Modi to discuss growing influence of China with Sri Lanka

Modi to discuss growing influence of China with Sri Lanka

Indian defence expert Qamar Agha on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take up the matter of growing Chinese influence in the region with the Sri Lankan government during his upcoming visit to the island nation. MORE..

March 11, 2015  02:45 pm|

Dont look at Sri Lanka through Tamil prism - Champika

Dont look at Sri Lanka through Tamil prism - Champika

India should see Sri Lanka as a whole and stop focussing just on the islands Tamil-majority Northern Province, Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said in an interview to The Hindu on Monday. MORE...

March 10, 2015  07:29 am|

Karunanidhi condemns Ranil Wickramasinghes remarks

Karunanidhi condemns Ranil Wickramasinghes remarks

Slamming Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe for his remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Lankan waters, DMK on Monday said it amounted to a slap on Prime Minister Narendra Modis face ahead of his tour to the island nation. MORE...

March 9, 2015  10:57 pm|

PM Modi to push economic ties in Sri Lanka

PM Modi to push economic ties in Sri Lanka

India is expected to offer a credit line to Sri Lanka to ensure funds for infrastructure and development projects and expanded support for military training during Prime Minister Narendra Modis two-day visit to the island nation this week, as New Delhi aims to match growing Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean Region. MORE...

March 9, 2015  07:10 am|

Congress leader wants PM to cancel Lanka visit over Ranils remark

Congress leader wants PM to cancel Lanka visit over Ranils remark

Condemning Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghes controversial remarks regarding Indian fishermen, Congress leader V Narayanasamy today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel his visit to the island nation scheduled for next week as a mark of protest. MORE...

March 8, 2015  07:00 pm|

Sri Lanka may release Tamil detainee ahead of Modis visit

Sri Lanka may release Tamil detainee ahead of Modis visit

Coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit here next week, Sri Lanka is likely to release a Tamil mother who has symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearance of Tamils during the final stages of the war against the LTTE in 2009, DNA Iindia news agency reported. MORE...

March 8, 2015  04:35 pm|

Lanka Tamils ask Modi to stop poaching in waters

Lanka Tamils ask Modi to stop poaching in waters

Sri Lankas main Tamil party Saturday asked neighboring India to stop poaching in local waters, saying it was affecting fishermen struggling to rebuild their lives after decades of ethnic war. MORE...

March 8, 2015  12:56 pm|

Six Sri Lankan fishermen detained off Nagapattinam

Six Sri Lankan fishermen detained off Nagapattinam

The Indian Coast Guard has detained six Sri Lankan fishermen on the charge of poaching in Indian waters, 128 nautical miles off Nagapattinam coast on Friday. MORE..

March 7, 2015  05:12 pm|

India, Sri Lanka mull resuming ferry services

India, Sri Lanka mull resuming ferry services

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday discussed with her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera the possibility of resuming ferry services between the two countries, The Hindu reported. MORE..

March 7, 2015  04:04 pm|

Sushma says India, Sri Lanka destinies intertwined

Sushma says India, Sri Lanka destinies intertwined

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is here on a two-day official visit ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis arrival next week, said India and Sri Lanka were bound by ties of history, geography and culture, and their destinies were intertwined. MORE..

March 7, 2015  01:12 pm|

DMK urges Modi to ensure harsh comments are not made

DMK urges Modi to ensure harsh comments are not made

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader TKS Elangovan on Saturday said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must discuss the fishermen issue with Sri Lanka and ensure that such harsh comments are not made from the other side in near future. MORE..

March 7, 2015  11:29 am|

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Sri Lanka

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the island today on a two-day official visit, in preparation for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit later this month. MORE..

March 6, 2015  05:04 pm|

TN wants bilateral fishermen talks with SL after mid-March

TN wants bilateral fishermen talks with SL after mid-March

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs is working on fixing a fresh date for holding third round of talks between fishermen of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu after the State government informed that it would be difficult to host it on March 11 as proposed by the island nation. MORE..

March 6, 2015  10:40 am|

Sri Lanka keen on Indian investment - CB chief

Sri Lanka keen on Indian investment - CB chief

Signalling potentially closer economic ties with India, Sri Lanka has invited several top Indian companies to invest in major projects in the island nation, particularly for collaborations in the manufacturing sector. MORE...

March 6, 2015  07:15 am|

Modi to offer assistance to Sri Lanka to counter China influence

Modi to offer assistance to Sri Lanka to counter China influence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to wrest back some of the influence China has gained by spending billions of dollars in the region. MORE...

March 5, 2015  10:45 am|

India, Sri Lanka to revive fishermen talks

India, Sri Lanka to revive fishermen talks

Sri Lanka today accepted Indias request to revive talks between the fishing communities of the two countries, days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis first visit to the country. MORE...

March 4, 2015  08:29 am|

Mid-sea fight threatens to jeopardise talks between Indian, Sri Lanka fishermen

Mid-sea fight threatens to jeopardise talks between Indian, Sri Lanka fishermen

Fishermen in the region, who were looking forward to a new round of talks between their representatives with Sri Lanka, are in a state of suspended animation as a mid-sea fight seems to have turned the tides. They were hoping that bilateral talks would begin on March 5 once the state government received clearance from the Centre. MORE..

March 3, 2015  12:00 pm|

Indian FM to visit Sri Lanka this week

Indian FM to visit Sri Lanka this week

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive in Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit on March 6 to pave way for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to the island nation in mid March, the foreign ministry officials said Sunday. MORE...

March 1, 2015  05:03 pm|

Jaishankar to arrive in Sri Lanka

Jaishankar to arrive in Sri Lanka

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will today begin his South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Yatra with Bhutan as the first stop. MORE...

March 1, 2015  01:55 pm|

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modis help to release fishermen

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modis help to release fishermen

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday sought urgent intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the early release of fishermen from Tamil Nadu and their boats held by Sri Lankan Navy on February 26. MORE..

February 28, 2015  12:03 pm|

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China on Friday formally backed a trilateral partnership with India and Sri Lanka to establish a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and promote the rise of Eurasia. MORE..

February 28, 2015  10:37 am|

Lankan govt must devolve more powers to provinces: CPI

Lankan govt must devolve more powers to provinces: CPI

The Sri Lankan Government must devolve more powers to the provincial governments, restore peoples fundamental rights and provide homes to internally displaced persons, said D. Pandian, State Secretary, Communist Party of India. MORE..

February 25, 2015  10:14 am|

Gold recovered from Sri Lankans abdomen

Gold recovered from Sri Lankans abdomen

Ending a wait that lasted about three days, Indian Customs officials succeeded in recovering the gold stuck in the abdomen of a Sri Lankan national who attempted to smuggle gold into the country by swallowing it. MORE...

February 25, 2015  08:00 am|

Indian Coast Guard to release 19 Sri Lankan fishermen

Indian Coast Guard to release 19 Sri Lankan fishermen

The Indian Coast Guard will release 19 Sri Lankan fishermen who were apprehended on charges of trespassing into Indian waters on Tuesday morning. MORE...

February 25, 2015  07:43 am|

19 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Indian Coast Guard

19 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Indian Coast Guard

A crew of 19 Sri Lankan fishermen was apprehended by Indian Coast Guard personnel, Tuticorin on Tuesday on the charge of illegally fishing in Indian waters, the Hindu Newspaper reported. MORE...

February 24, 2015  06:15 pm|

India cant dump radioactive waste in Sri Lanka: Champika

India cant dump radioactive waste in Sri Lanka: Champika

The Indo-Lanka civil nuclear agreement would not permit India to dump its radioactive waste in Sri Lankan territory, Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka said. MORE..

February 21, 2015  04:35 pm|

Over 4,000 Indians to attend Katchatheevu feast

Over 4,000 Indians to attend Katchatheevu feast

The annual St. Antonys church festival at Katchatheevu islet off Sri Lanka would begin on February 28, with 4,336 pilgrims from India getting registered so far to participate in it, Indian officials said today. MORE..

February 20, 2015  03:46 pm|

Indian Premier to visit Sri Lanka from March 13

Indian Premier to visit Sri Lanka from March 13

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka from 13 to 15 March, the first bilateral visit by an Indian PM to the island nation in over 25- years, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

February 19, 2015  04:07 pm|

US welcomes Indo-Sri Lanka nuclear pact

US welcomes Indo-Sri Lanka nuclear pact

The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international standards and practices. MORE...

February 18, 2015  08:17 am|

Navy provides treatment to Indian fisherman

Navy provides treatment to Indian fisherman

Sri Lankan Navy personnel today offered treatment to an Indian fisherman after he was stung by a poisonous fish while poaching in the Palk strait, PTI reported. MORE..

February 17, 2015  05:58 pm|

Sri Lanka, India relax visa regulations for diplomats

Sri Lanka, India relax visa regulations for diplomats

Sri Lanka and India have signed an agreement granting diplomats and government officials from both sides of visa-free access and stay for up to 30 days, the Sri Lankan foreign ministry said here on Monday. MORE...

February 17, 2015  01:06 pm|

India signs nuclear pact with Sri Lanka, countering China

India signs nuclear pact with Sri Lanka, countering China

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed a deal with India to receive training for his countrys civilian nuclear program, a sign of improving ties as he looks to reduce the island nations dependence on China. MORE...

February 16, 2015  04:59 pm|

President meets PM Narendra Modi

President meets PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Hyderabad House, this morning. MORE...

February 16, 2015  01:39 pm|

India, Sri Lanka may sign nuclear agreement

India, Sri Lanka may sign nuclear agreement

India and Sri Lanka will seek to open a new chapter in ties on Monday with a meeting between PM Narendra Modi and President Maithripala Sirisena who has chosen India for his maiden visit abroad as president. MORE...

February 16, 2015  12:01 pm|

Presidents India visit to begin today

Presidents India visit to begin today

President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for India today on his first foreign trip after assuming charge during which he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss key issues including peace, and reconciliation process in the country. MORE...

February 15, 2015  08:07 am|

India to file petitions in various courts seeking release of boats

India to file petitions in various courts seeking release of boats

The Indian High Commission in Colombo will be filing petitions in various Sri Lanka courts from on Wednesday, seeking release of 81 boats of Indian fishermen even as the Tamil Nadu government has sent officials to the island nation with necessary documents. MORE...

February 12, 2015  05:56 pm|

TN fishermen seek compensation for damaged boats

TN fishermen seek compensation for damaged boats

Indian fishermens leaders and owners of the 87 fishing vessels detained by Sri Lanka, were ecstatic when they learnt that the boats were going to be released this week on the orders of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

February 12, 2015  09:59 am|

India must be on guard against Tamil separatists

India must be on guard against Tamil separatists

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former defence secretary of Sri Lanka, former army officer and former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksas brother, was largely seen as the driving force behind Sri Lankas Eelam War IV that decimated the Tamil Tigers and ended an intense, quarter century long civil war in the island nation in 2009. MORE...

February 9, 2015  12:09 pm|

SL Navy reluctant to arrest Indian fishermen now?

SL Navy reluctant to arrest Indian fishermen now?

Earlier, Sri Lankan Navy acted promptly, but now they are reluctant to arrest the poaching Indian fishermen, Jaffna-based fisher leaders has told the Hindu newspaper. MORE...

February 9, 2015  08:10 am|

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|

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European Union (EU) have undertaken to help the Sri Lankan government repatriate Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and resettle them in the Island Nation, the Lankan Ministry of Resettlement has said. MORE...

January 27, 2015  07:45 am|

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