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'Secure release of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka'
Chennai, Oct 1 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has urged the central government to take concrete steps to secure the release of 20 fishermen and 75 fishing boats from Sri Lanka's custody.
Sri Lankan government plays down hard-line monks' views
Colombo, Sep 30 : The Sri Lankan government Tuesday played down the views expressed by a group of hard-line monks who are demanding radical constitutional changes to promote Buddhism and the Sinhala community, media reported.
Lohan, Sandhu among leaders in Eagleburg Masters
Bangalore, Sep 30 : Indian golfers Abhinav Lohan, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Sri Lankan N. Thangaraja and Bangladeshi Mohammed Zamal Hossain Mollah ended day one of the PGTI Eagleburg Masters, the fourth Super Series event of the season, as the joint leaders at six-under-66, at the Eagleton course here ...
Sri Lanka opposition leader to attend UK Conservative Party Conference
Colombo, Sept.29 : Sri Lanka Opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has left for England today to participate in the 2014 Conference of the Conservative Party.
OIC Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sept.29 : The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani will visit Sri Lanka at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa soon.
Election violence in Sri Lanka in check
Colombo, Sep 29 : Police said Monday said that the situation in Sri Lanka, where violence erupted during provincial polls, was now under control.
Diplomacy of contrasts: After chiding Pakistan, Modi meets other ...
By Arul Louis, New York, Sep 28 : In a diplomacy of contrast, after gently chiding Pakistan in his UN General Assembly speech, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pursued his "neighbours first" policy at cordial meetings with leaders of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal Saturday.
Atapattu says winning WC is 'morale high' Lanka's focus
Johannesburg, Sep 27 : Sri Lanka cricket team's new coach Marvan Atapattu has revealed that the World Cup is their focus, as he targeted more success for the reigning Twenty20 champions in next year's 50-over tournament.
ADB grants Sri Lanka USD 800 million loan to upgrade rural roads
Manila/Colombo, Sept.26 : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 800 million loan to fund rural and national road upgrades in six provinces of Sri Lanka.
Lanka Government's Appropriation Bill for 2015 estimates 1.812 ...
Colombo, Sept.26 : The Government of Sri Lanka has estimated that it will need Rs. 1.812 trillion (approximately USD 14 billion) as expenditure for its services in fiscal 2015.
Modi holds talks with Rajapaksa
New York, Sep 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Saturday.
Mulling direct flights to Sri Lanka: Goa CM
Panaji, Sep 26 : The Goa government is considering introduction of direct flights to and from Sri Lanka to facilitate travel for pilgrims from the island nation to the Exposition of Spanish saint Francis Xavier, a 40-day decennial event beginning Nov 22.
Sri Lanka's ruling party prepares for early presidential election
Colombo, Sep 26 : Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance has begun preparations for a snap presidential poll expected to be held in January next year, media reported Friday.
Lanka allows 'suspended' off-spinner Senanayake to play domestic ...
Johannesburg, Sep 26 : Sri Lanka revealed on Thursday that it would allow suspended off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake to play domestic cricket as he is making good progress in remedying his bowling action. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had said in a statement that Senanayake had worked ...
England selectors taking big risk by asking Cook to remain ODI ...
London, Sep 25 : Former England cricketer Jonathan Agnew has said that the selectors are taking a big risk by asking Alastair Cook to captain the squad in the Sri Lanka ODI tour and next year's World Cup.
Ex-Lanka skipper Marvan Atapattu appointed head coach
London, Sep 25 : Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu has been named as the team's new head coach following a successful spell as an interim coach.
Human rights being used as tool for motivated agenda: Rajapaksa
By Arul Louis, United Nations, Sep 25 : Under pressure to allow an international probe, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Wednesday that "human rights are used as a tool to implement motivated agendas" and criticised what he characterised as double standards in enforcing them.
Asiad: Upbeat India ready to face Pakistan in hockey
Incheon, Sep 24 : An upbeat Indian men's hockey team, buoyed by successive high-scoring wins against Sri Lanka and Oman, will aim to maintain its unbeaten status against arch rivals Pakistan in an eagerly awaited Asian Games contest at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here Thursday.
Cook likely to hold on to ODI captaincy as England names its squad
London, Sep 24 : Alastair Cook is expected to hold on to the position of the captain when England names its squad on Wednesday for the one-day series in Sri Lanka starting in November, a report said.
Rajapaksa arrives in New York for UNGA session
New York, Sept.23 : Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has arrived in New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that is taking place later this week.
Lanka Government needs to do more for reconciliation: UNHCR chief
Geneva, Sept 23. , United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al- Hussein has said that the Government of Sri Lanka needs to do much more to ensure far-reaching accountability and reconciliation between communities in the post-civil war period.
Asiad Hockey: Confident Indian men face lowly Oman
Incheon, 22 Sep : The Indian men's hockey team, fresh from a thumping 8-0 win over Sri Lanka in their Pool B match opener in the Asian Games, aims to maintain the winning momentum against Oman at Seonhak Hockey Stadium here Tuesday.
India thrash Sri Lanka 8-0 in Asiad men's hockey
Incheon, Sep 21 : Playing their first match of the Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here, the Indian men's team defeated neighbours Sri Lanka 8-0 in a Pool B contest here Sunday.
Sri Lanka's ruling party wins key poll but loses votes
Colombo, Sep 21 : Sri Lanka's ruling party led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa won the key provincial council election Sunday but lost votes and seats when compared to the previous polls.
India beat Sri Lanka 8-0 in Asiad hockey
Incheon, Sep 21 : The Indian men's hockey team got off to a flying start in the Asian Games defeating neighbours Sri Lanka 8-0 at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here Sunday.
Xi's Asia trip new chapter for China's diplomacy: Minister
Beijing, Sep 20 : Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visits to India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan opened a new chapter for China's neighbourhood diplomacy, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the end of the trip late Friday.
A shift in venue for Asian Youth Games, too (Incheon Diary)
By Chris Sammy, Incheon, Sep 20 : A day before the venue for the 2018 Asian Games was officially changed from Hanoi to Jakarta Saturday, it was announced here that the 2017 Asian Youth Games scheduled to be held in the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota will now be held in Colombo.
BJP leaders discuss Tamil issues with Rajapaksa in Colombo
Colombo, Sep 20 : A wide range of issues, particularly relating to ethnic Tamils of Sri Lanka, came up for discussion during a meeting of senior BJP leaders Muralidhar Rao and Vijay Jolly with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Palace in Colombo Saturday.
India ready to take on Sri Lanka in Asiad hockey opener
Incheon, Sep 20 : The Indian men's hockey team aim to start their Asian Games campaign on a winning note when they take on Sri Lanka in their first pool match at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here Sunday.
Asian political parties conference begins in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 20 : Representatives from 32 Asian countries have gathered here for the 8th General Assembly of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) aimed at looking for new ways to promote connectivity in Sri Lanka.