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India to appeal higher court in Lanka to seek return of five fishermen
New Delhi, Oct. 30 : India on Thursday stated that it will contest a Sri Lankan court's decision pronouncing the death sentence on five fishermen from Tamil Nadu by appealing against the sentence in a higher court in that country.
Sri Lanka president visits landslide-hit area, nearly 200 still ...
Colombo Oct 30 : Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday visited landslide-affected residents in the country's central region where rescuers are working hard to search for nearly 200 people who are still missing.
Sri Lanka, China ink MoU to develop rubber industry
Colombo, Oct.30 : Sri Lanka and China have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop the former's rubber industry.
US says Lanka has not sought its help for landslide tragedy
Washington, Oct.30 : The United States has said that the Government of Sri Lanka has not made any specific requests for assistance in search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Wednesday's landslide in an upcountry plantation area, which is believed to have buried about 300 people.
India, UN offer help to Sri Lanka in landslide rescue operations
Colombo/New York, Oct.30 : India on Thursday offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by Wednesday's landslide in the central hills of tea plantations.
Commonwealth chief urges Sri Lanka to accelerate efforts towards ...
Colombo, Oct.30 : Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to accelerate its efforts towards sustainable reconciliation and consolidation of its "successful and hard won peace" through continued implementation of the recommendations of Lessons Learnt ...
UN to aid Sri Lanka after landslides
United Nations, Oct 30 : UN humanitarian agencies are on standby to help Sri Lanka after heavy rains caused landslides, an official said.
UN humanitarian wings to aid Sri Lanka after landslides
United Nations, Oct 30 : The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the agency's humanitarian wings were on standby to help Sri Lanka after heavy rains that caused landslides, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Wednesday.
Pope's visit to Sri Lanka confirmed
Colombo, Oct.29 : Pope Francis I will visit Sri Lanka from January 13 to 15, Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has confirmed.
14 killed, 300 missing in Sri Lanka landslide
Colombo, Oct 29 : At least 14 people were killed and around 300 others are missing in a landslide in central Sri Lanka Wednesday as President Mahinda Rajapaksa directed the government to fully support rescue efforts.
Not ideal preparation for India tour: Angelo Matthews
Mumbai, Oct 29 : Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday that his side was never reluctant to tour India but hesitant since they were not properly prepared for a tough series.
Over 250 still missing in Sri Lanka landslide
Colombo, Oct 29 : Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center(DMC) Wednesday said that over 250 people remain missing, hours after a massive landslide which buried over 150 houses in Haldammulla, located between Southern and Eastern Sri Lanka.
Rajapaksa can contest for a third term: PM
Colombo, Oct 29 : Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa can contest the upcoming presidential election for a third term, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said.
14 bodies found after Sri Lanka landslide
Colombo, Oct 29 : Fourteen bodies have been found after a massive landslide hit central Sri Lanka, and authorities say more than 150 people remain missing.
President can contest third term: Sri Lankan PM
Colombo, Oct 29 : Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be able to contest the upcoming presidential elections despite the opposition saying he does not have the legal right to do so.
Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lanka jail end fast over assured release
Colombo, Oct.29 : Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy have called off their hunger strike in a jail here after Sri Lankan officials assured that they would be released within a week, the Colombo Page reports.
Hundreds feared dead in massive landslide in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct.29 : Hundreds of people are reportedly feared dead in Sri Lanka after a massive landslide early on Wednesday morning buried a row of line houses in Haldumulla, Badulla in the island nation's upcountry.
UN Counter-Terrorism Committee delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct.28 : A UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) delegation headed by its Executive Director Jean-Paul Laborde, is due to arrive in Sri Lanka today on a three-day visit.
India-Sri Lanka Foundation invites project proposals for consideration
Colombo, Oct.28 : The India-Sri Lanka Foundation, an organization fostering relations between the two countries through economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation, has invited proposals for funding projects in several areas, the High Commission of India in Colombo has said in a recent ...
Commonwealth Secretary-General, Sri Lankan President discuss CHOGM ...
Colombo, Oct.28 : Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met here on Monday and discussed reforms and objectives agreed upon at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 that took place in Colombo last November.
Navy chief hopes his Sri Lankan counterpart's visit will strengthen ...
New Delhi, Oct.27 : Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, on Monday expressed hope that the visit of his Sri Lankan counterpart Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera would further strengthen and bridge the friendship that exists between the two Asian neighbours and open-up avenues of co-operation ...
Lankan Navy Chief allays India's fears on China, says his nation will ...
New Delhi, Oct.27 : Sri Lanka's Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera on Monday allayed India's fears on increasing Chinese military presence in the island nation, as he categorically stated that his nation will never compromise on India's national security or for that matter of any ...
United India Insurance to enter Sri Lankan market
Chennai, Oct 27 : Public sector non-life insurer, United India Insurance Company Ltd hopes to enter the Sri Lankan market by the end of this year as it views good potential there, said a top company official.
Sri Lankan navy chief meets Jaitley
New Delhi, Oct 27 : Sri Lankan Navy chief Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera Monday called on Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in an effort to strengthen defence ties.
Mohammed Shami ruled out of Sri Lanka ODI series, Kulkarni in
Mumbai, Oct 27 : India seamer Mohammed Shami was Monday ruled out of the five-match One-day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, starting in Cuttack Nov 2, due to an injury and will be replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni.
Sri Lanka not properly prepared for India tour: Angelo Mathews
Colombo, Oct 26 : Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews said Sunday his team did not have sufficient time to prepare for the One-Day International (ODI) series in India, starting Nov 2, when they agreed to fill the void in the calendar after the West Indies players abandoned their India tour due ...
Mukherjee releases stamp on Lanka Buddhist revivalist Angararika ...
New Delhi, Oct. 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday released a commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala, a Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Commonwealth chief on five-day visit to Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct.25 : Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is on a visit to Sri Lanka from October 25 to October 29 to brief the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the achievement of objectives and implementation of work set at the Commonwealth Heads of ...
Buddhist monk who abducted a 9-year-old boy in Sri Lanka remanded
Colombo, Oct.25 : A Buddhist monk, who was arrested for allegedly abducting a nine-year-old boy from the Batuwita area in Horana, has been remanded by a court until November 7.
Sri Lankan Navy Chief to leave for India tomorrow on official visit
Colombo, Oct.25 : Sri Lanka's Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, will leave for India tomorrow on a five-day visit.