• sri lankan navy arrests 6 indian fishermen

    Sri Lankan Navy arrests 6 Indian fishermen

    World | September 24, 2015 19:59 IST

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Thursday said it has arrested six Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in Lankan waters. The Navy said it assisted the Sri Lankan coastal guards in the seas off Kovilan Point

  • contradicting sri lankan china says colombo is project on

    Contradicting Sri Lankan, China says Colombo is project on

    World | February 12, 2015 14:19 IST

    New Delhi: Days after the Sri Lankan government claimed the China funded port city project in Colombo was still being assessed, a top Chinese official from the company executing it said the project was going

  • pm greets sri lankans on their independence day

    PM greets Sri Lankans on their Independence Day

    Politics | February 04, 2015 13:25 IST

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people of Sri Lanka on their Independence Day and said he was looking forward to the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to India later this month. 

  • implement 13th amendment venkaiah naidu to new lankan govt

    Implement 13th amendment: Venkaiah Naidu to new Lankan govt

    India | January 09, 2015 12:46 IST

    Chennai: The new government elected in Sri Lanka should implement the 13th amendment in “letter and spirit” and the aspirations of the ethnic Tamils there must be met, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here

  • we could not play our brand of cricket mathews

    We could not play our brand of cricket: Mathews

    Cricket | November 10, 2014 11:53 IST

    Hyderabad: Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews said the challenge of performance against India in their own backyard was never beyond doubt but he is pained to see that they have failed to play their brand

  • know mahela jayawardene the legendary sri lankan cricketer

    Know Mahela Jayawardene,the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer

    Cricket | November 13, 2014 10:56 IST

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene ended his 17-year Test career on a victorious note on 18th Aug 2014  as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to sweep the series 2-0.    The

  • uproar in rajya sabha over derogatory article against

    Uproar in Rajya Sabha over 'derogatory' article against Jayalalithaa

    Politics | August 04, 2014 12:21 IST

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha today witnessed two adjournments during Question Hour as AIADMK members vociferously protested against a “derogatory” article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sri Lankan government website.AIADMK members trooped into

  • madras high court moved for mbbs seat to sri lankan refugee

    Madras High Court moved for MBBS seat to Sri Lankan refugee girl

    India | July 01, 2014 23:18 IST

    Chennai: The Madras High Court has ordered notices to Tamil Nadu and central governments on a PIL seeking a direction to authorities to consider an application by a Sri Lankan refugee girl for admission to

  • another tamil asylum seeker sets himself alight in australia

    Another Tamil asylum-seeker sets himself alight in Australia

    World | June 22, 2014 18:03 IST

    Melbourne: A 40-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil asylum-seeker in Australia has set himself on fire fearing deportation, the third such incident in the country battling exodus of refugees trying to sneak in illegally.  The incident happened

  • rajapaksa orders release of all indian fishermen

    Rajapaksa orders release of all Indian fishermen

    World | May 25, 2014 12:42 IST

    Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody as a goodwill measure to mark the swearing in of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. Rajapaksa has ordered the release

  • srilankan airlines to operate direct flights to china

    SriLankan Airlines to operate direct flights to China

    April 05, 2014 19:06 IST

    Beijing: Sri Lanka's national carrier will commence direct flights from Colombo to Beijing and Shanghai this week, allowing passengers to fly to the destinations without a stop-over.“We are excited about the direct services between Sri

  • election victory mandate against unhrc resolution rajapaksa

    Election victory mandate against UNHRC resolution: Rajapaksa

    World | March 30, 2014 23:13 IST

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has described his party's victory in the provincial polls as a mandate against the UN rights resolution on his country.“People have given a clear message that no international interference

  • sri lankan courts order release of 163 indian fishermen

    Sri Lankan courts order release of 163 Indian fishermen

    India | January 13, 2014 20:01 IST

    Rameswaram: Two courts in Sri Lanka today ordered the release of 163 Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by naval personnel of the island nation in the past two months and lodged in prisons there, a top

  • tamil film industry to fast on lankan tamils issue

    Tamil film industry to fast on Lankan Tamils issue

    Bollywood | April 02, 2013 10:26 IST

    Chennai,Apr 2:The entire Kollywood would halt its activities in Chennai tomorrow and stage a day-long fast demanding the rehabilitation of Tamils displaced in Sri Lanka.Artistes, directors, producers, distributors and exhibitors would undertake the 'hunger-strike' at

  • sri lankan mass grave dates back 25 years

    Sri Lankan mass grave dates back 25 years

    World | March 28, 2013 11:54 IST

    Matale (Sri Lanka), Mar 28: A judge has announced that more than 150 human skulls and bones recovered from a mass grave in Sri Lanka were buried there about 25 years ago, strengthening suspicion that

  • parliament resolution on sri lankan tamils goes up in thin

    Parliament resolution on Sri Lankan Tamils goes up in thin air, only DMK, AIADMK lend support

    Politics | March 20, 2013 22:24 IST

    New Delhi, Mar 20: The all-party meeting convened by Government to explore the possibility of Parliament adopting a resolution against Sri Lanka tonight saw most parties opposing such a move, leaving no scope for it.At

  • 12 fishermen attacked by sri lankan naval personnel

    12 fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan naval personnel

    India | March 20, 2013 16:14 IST

    Madurai, Mar 20: Twelve fishermen were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Naval personnel in two separate incidents when they were fishing off the Tamil Nadu coast, officials said.Four of those attacked have been hospitalised, they

  • saudi arabia executes sri lankan maid for death of a baby

    Saudi Arabia executes Sri Lankan maid for death of a baby

    World | January 09, 2013 23:05 IST

    London, Jan 9 :  Saudi Arabia has executed a Sri Lankan domestic worker for the death of a baby in her care in 2005, said a foreign ministry official in Colombo Wednesday.Rizana Nafeek had denied

  • india training sri lankan military

    India training Sri Lankan military

    India | December 10, 2012 17:49 IST

    New Delhi, Dec 10: India provides short-term and long-term training programmes to military personnel from Sri Lanka and other neighbouring countries, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday.The training covers both technical and non-technical streams, the

  • caught in india tv sting sri lankan umpire gamini

    Caught in India TV Sting: Sri Lankan umpire Gamini Dissanayake

    Cricket | October 09, 2012 18:22 IST

    Ready to fix any format of the game on India TV's demand.He is a Premier panel umpire of Sri Lanka. He is a regular Fourth Umpire in Test matches and ODI's against all countries. He