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Upali Kodikara released on bail

Upali Kodikara released on bail

UPFA Western Provincial Council member Upali Kodikara, who was arrested for allegedly obstructing duties of a police officer, has been released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today. MORE..

October 22, 2015  02:44 pm|

No bail for Upali Kodikara, remanded till Oct. 23

No bail for Upali Kodikara, remanded till Oct. 23

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today (19) remanded former Western Provincial Minister Upali Kodikara who was arrested for allegedly obstructing a police officer at the BMICH premises where sittings were held to question the former President. MORE...

October 19, 2015  02:30 pm|

Upali Kodikara arrested

Upali Kodikara arrested

The Cinnamon Garden police today (19) arrested former Western Provincial Minister Upali Kodikara for allegedly obstructing a police officer at the BMICH premises where sittings were held to question the former President. MORE...

October 19, 2015  12:52 pm|

Term of 23 LG bodies extended till Dec 31

Term of 23 LG bodies extended till Dec 31

The term of 21 Local Government bodies which was set to end tomorrow and two LG bodies to end term on October 31 have been extended till December 31, Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha said. MORE..

October 14, 2015  06:33 pm|

Ex-Vavuniya DIG further remanded

Ex-Vavuniya DIG further remanded

Former Vavuniya DIG U.K. Dissanayake, who was arrested in connection with an incident of illegal excavations carried out in the Kudakachchakodiya area, has been further remanded until October 07 by the Vavuniya Magistrates Court. MORE..

September 30, 2015  02:58 pm|

Reforms to include 25% females to LG bodies - PM

Reforms to include 25% females to LG bodies - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that reforms will be introduced by the government to include 25 per cent females into local government authorities before the next LG election. MORE..

September 30, 2015  11:58 am|

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|

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|

Modi must press for international probe: Ramadoss

Modi must press for international probe: Ramadoss

Indian MP and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stress on his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe for an international judicial probe into the alleged war crimes in the island nation during the final stages of the civil war. MORE...

September 15, 2015  11:46 am|

Bodies of couple found inside home in Gampaha

Bodies of couple found inside home in Gampaha

The severely decomposed bodies of a man and woman have been discovered inside a residence in the Galpotta area in Udugampola, Gampaha. MORE..

September 10, 2015  03:40 pm|

Tax on imported sugar, potatoes revised

Tax on imported sugar, potatoes revised

The special commodity levy imposed on imported sugar has been increased by Rs 12 per kilogram while the levy on potatoes has been increased by Rs 10 per kilogram, the Finance Ministry said. MORE..

September 9, 2015  01:46 pm|

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|

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|

Presidents Coordinating Secretary appointed as Municipal Councillor

Presidents Coordinating Secretary appointed as Municipal Councillor

Presidents Coordinating Secretary, Attorney at Law Rajika kodithuwakku sworn in as a member of Municipal Council, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, before President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 22). MORE...

August 22, 2015  04:08 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|

PM Modi congratulates Ranil Wickremesinghe on poll win

PM Modi congratulates Ranil Wickremesinghe on poll win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called up Ranil Wickremesinghe to congratulate him on his partys victory in Sri Lankan parliamentary polls, and expressed confidence that the relations between the two countries will get better under his leadership. MORE...

August 19, 2015  08:28 am|

Two dead, 5 injured after van crashes into wall in Jaffna

Two dead, 5 injured after van crashes into wall in Jaffna

Two persons were killed and another 5 wounded after a van crashed into a wall in the Kodikamam area in Jaffna today (16). MORE..

August 16, 2015  01:15 pm|

Woman caught with cocaine worth Rs 85m at BIA

Woman caught with cocaine worth Rs 85m at BIA

A foreign lady has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake with 12 packets containing over 5.5kg of cocaine, valued at Rs 85 million, concealed inside story books. MORE..

August 14, 2015  08:10 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|

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|

Sri Lanka end Pakistan ODI series with big win

Sri Lanka end Pakistan ODI series with big win

Kusal Perera led Sri Lankas strong batting display to give the hosts a comprehensive, but academic, 165-run win over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-dayer here today. MORE...

July 26, 2015  10:51 pm|

Several items banned at Premadasa Stadium tomorrow

Several items banned at Premadasa Stadium tomorrow

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has banned spectators from carrying hooters, liquor, glass bottles, sharp objects and lighters/match boxes into the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, which is hosting the 4th ODI match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka tomorrow (22). MORE..

July 21, 2015  08:09 pm|

Four persons arrested in connection to rioting at Premadasa

Four persons arrested in connection to rioting at Premadasa

Fighting broke out in the stands during the third one-day international between Pakistan and hosts Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium interrupting the game for about half an hour, following which four persons involved in the rioting were arrested, the police said today. MORE...

July 20, 2015  04:46 pm|

Kusal heroics help Sri Lanka level series

Kusal heroics help Sri Lanka level series

Kusal Perera scored the fastest fifty for Sri Lanka as the host team beat Pakistan in the second One Day International (ODI) of five match series on Wednesday at Pallekeke. MORE..

July 15, 2015  11:27 pm|

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|

Special commodity levy on Dhal reduced, oils increased

Special commodity levy on Dhal reduced, oils increased

The special commodity levy on imported Dhal has been reduced from Rs 5 to 25 cents per Kg while levy on oils - except coconut oil - has been increased from Rs 90 to 110 per kg from today.

June 17, 2015  07:30 pm|

Mubarak recalled for Tests against Pakistan

Mubarak recalled for Tests against Pakistan

After being sidelined for close to eight years, Jehan Mubarak, the allrounder, was recalled to Sri Lankas Test team when the 16-man squad for the three-match series against Pakistan was announced on Wednesday (June 10). MORE..

June 10, 2015  11:35 pm|

Special commodity levy on potatoes, big onions slashed

Special commodity levy on potatoes, big onions slashed

The Ministry of Finance announced that the special commodity levy imposed on imported Potatoes and Big onions has been reduced with effect from midnight today (05). MORE..

June 5, 2015  06:59 pm|

5 Sri Lankan fishermen detained near Nagapattinam

5 Sri Lankan fishermen detained near Nagapattinam

The Indian Coast Guard personnel on Thursday night detained as many as five Sri Lankan fishermen and have confiscated their fishing boat charged with the offence of poaching in Indian waters at about 36 nautical miles off Nagapattinam coast. MORE..

May 29, 2015  11:13 am|

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|

Mathews stays as Test, ODI skipper

Mathews stays as Test, ODI skipper

Angelo Mathews has been reappointed captain of the Sri Lankan Test and One-Day International teams, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Thursday (May 14). The national selectors have also retained Lasith Malinga as the captain for Twenty20 Internationals. MORE..

May 15, 2015  09:43 am|

General Election before LG polls; LG bodies to come under special commissioner

General Election before LG polls; LG bodies to come under special commissioner

Local Government bodies will come under the supervision of a special commissioner after their automatic dissolution on May 15, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He added that he intends to hold the General Election prior to the Local Government Polls. MORE..

May 12, 2015  07:39 pm|

Term of LG bodies will not be extended Rajitha

Term of LG bodies will not be extended  Rajitha

The term of the local government bodies that were extended until May 15 will not be further extended and would dissolve automatically, Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE..

May 9, 2015  04:35 pm|

Local government bodies to be dissolved on May 15

Local government bodies to be dissolved on May 15

Minister of Public Order & Christian Affairs, John Amaratunga, says that a decision has been taken to dissolve all local government institutions next Friday (May 15). MORE..

May 9, 2015  12:48 pm|

Wigneswaran defends raising convicts issue with Modi

Wigneswaran defends raising convicts issue with Modi

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Friday strongly defended his action of forwarding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a representation, seeking the release of four convicts of a case of rape and murder, popularly called the Premananda case. MORE..

April 25, 2015  10:43 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|

Rathgama PS chairmans murder: Another suspect surrenders

Rathgama PS chairmans murder: Another suspect surrenders

Another suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha chairman Manoj Pushpakumara Mendis was arrested after he surrendered to police. MORE..

April 23, 2015  12:01 pm|

Sri Lankan asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

Sri Lankan asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

Five asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Iran have agreed to be among the first to leave the Pacific island nation of Nauru for Cambodia under a deal that allows refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the Southeast Asian country, a refugee advocate said Monday. MORE...

April 20, 2015  04:17 pm|

Landslide at 5-acre land area in Haldamulla

Landslide at 5-acre land area in Haldamulla

The Disaster Managment Center (DMC) today said that a landslide has been reported in a 5-acre land area in Nikapotha, Haldamulla.

April 20, 2015  10:10 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|

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|

Police catch more suspects in Rathgama PS chairman murder

Police catch more suspects in Rathgama PS chairman murder

The police on Wednesday (9) apprehended to more suspects in connection with the murder of Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Manoj Pushpakumara Mendis. MORE...

April 9, 2015  12:15 pm|

Prabhakran is my Leader, but Modi is my Political Model - Sritharan

Prabhakran is my Leader, but Modi is my Political Model - Sritharan

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP from Jaffna district, Sivagnanam Sritharan, who was once a bitter critic of India during the war, has undergone a major political makeover and now believes the problems of Sri Lankan Tamils cannot be solved without the Indias help. MORE..

April 2, 2015  05:40 pm|

Rathgama PS chairmans murder: Main suspect surrenders, remanded till April 6

Rathgama PS chairmans murder: Main suspect surrenders, remanded till April 6

The main suspect in the murder of the Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman has been remanded till April 06 after he surrendered to the Kalutara Magistrates Court today. MORE..

March 31, 2015  04:17 pm|

LG bodies get more time

LG bodies get more time

Minister Karu Jayasuriya says that the Government has decided to extend the terms of 234 local government bodies till 15 & 31 May. A gazette notification will be issued soon, in this regard, the Minister added. MORE...

March 29, 2015  02:55 pm|

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|

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|

Modi encouraged separatism, says NFF

Modi encouraged separatism, says NFF

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged separatism during his visit to Sri Lanka, thus effort of countrys war heroes whose lives were sacrificed to combat terrorism and stabilise the nation will go to waste soon, the National Freedom Front (NFF) said on Thursday (19). MORE...

March 19, 2015  05:52 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|

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|

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|

Tamils seek positive action to resolve problems - Wigneswaran

Tamils seek positive action to resolve problems - Wigneswaran

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran says that even though security concerns should be left to the Central Administration in any Country, it should not transgress the limits of protection of the Country to a protracted pursuit of purposeful military occupation with political undertones in place. MORE..

March 14, 2015  05:51 pm|

Jaffna spreading message of peace to the world - Modi

Jaffna spreading message of peace to the world - Modi

Jaffna is making a new mark for itself, spreading message of peace to the world, says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MORE..

March 14, 2015  02:52 pm|

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|

Modi flags off train service at Talaimannar Pier

Modi flags off train service at Talaimannar Pier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off a train service at the north-western Sri Lankan town of Talaimannar the closest point to India restored after decades of civil war, completing the reconstruction of the entire Northern Province Railway Line. MORE..

March 14, 2015  01:27 pm|

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|

Galle Road to be closed for new traffic plan rehearsals

Galle Road to be closed for new traffic plan rehearsals

Galle Road from Galle Face roundabout to Ceramic Junction will be closed from 11.00 am to 11.15 am (15 minutes) on Thursday (12) due to traffic plan rehearsals ahead of Indian Premiers visit, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said. MORE...

March 12, 2015  10:49 am|

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|

Mathews begs Sanga not to retire

Mathews begs Sanga not to retire

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday that he has gone down on his knees to beg record-breaking batsman Kumar Sangakkara not to quit after the World Cup. MORE...

March 11, 2015  09:17 pm|

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|

Kumar Sangakkara creates history

Kumar Sangakkara creates history

Kumar Sangakkara created One Day International cricket history today at the Bellerive Oval during their ICC World Cup 2015 Pool A match against Scotland. MORE...

March 11, 2015  11:40 am|

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|

Sri Lanka qualify for World Cup quarter finals

Sri Lanka qualify for World Cup quarter finals

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

March 9, 2015  05:58 pm|

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|

Australia beats Sri Lanka by 64 runs

Australia beats Sri Lanka by 64 runs

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

March 8, 2015  05:13 pm|

Sri Lanka 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|

Sri Lanka needs 377 to win against Australia

Sri Lanka needs 377 to win against Australia

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

March 8, 2015  01:19 pm|

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|

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|

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Friday that the Government of Sri Lanka and its people are eagerly looking forward to Indian Prime MInister Narendra Modis visit to the island-nation next week. MORE..

March 6, 2015  03:29 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|

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|

Modis Sri Lanka visit to push soft power & project Indias Buddhist links

Modis Sri Lanka visit to push soft power & project Indias Buddhist links

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to visit Sri Lankas ancient capital Anuradhapura during his trip to the island nation next month, a move aimed at pushing Indias soft power and projecting the countrys Buddhist links in the region. MORE..

February 25, 2015  04:21 pm|

Sri Lanka shares more info with India on Rajapaksa deals

Sri Lanka shares more info with India on Rajapaksa deals

Sri Lanka has shared more information with India on the billions of dollars that its new government alleges members of the previous regime headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa had stashed abroad, to support the island nations request for New Delhis help to set up a Financial Intelligence Unit to trace the money. MORE..

February 21, 2015  11:39 am|

India reduces entry fee to National Museum for Lankans

India reduces entry fee to National Museum for Lankans

The entry fee to the National Museum in New Delhi for Sri Lankan nationals has been reduced from INR 300 (LKR 640) to INR 10 (LKR 21) - at par with the fee paid by Indian nationals, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said. MORE..

February 19, 2015  04:53 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|

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 must push Sri Lanka on 13A - Sampanthan

India must push Sri Lanka on 13A - Sampanthan

The Indian government must continue pushing the Sri Lankan government towards the implementation of the 13th Amendment, Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan said. MORE..

February 14, 2015  10:59 am|

Karunanidhi wants India to move resolution against Sri Lanka

Karunanidhi wants India to move resolution against Sri Lanka

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider moving a resolution in the UNHRC against Sri Lanka over alleged genocide and wanted India to support adoption of a human rights violation report in the world body. MORE..

February 13, 2015  09:44 pm|

Modi calls Sirisena, extends best wishes for World Cup 2015

Modi calls Sirisena, extends best wishes for World Cup 2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephone call to President Maithripala Sirisena, has said that he looks forward to the latters visit to India from February 15-18. MORE..

February 13, 2015  01:43 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|

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