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Diverse mix of books in DSC Prize 2014 longlist
New Delhi, Oct 20 : Ten books, penned by authors from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, are in the race for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, it was announced Monday.
Sri Lanka to hold presidential poll in January
Colombo, Oct 20 : The Sri Lankan government Monday confirmed that the presidential elections will take place in January next year but the date is yet to be decided.
'Kaththi' release in Tamil Nadu uncertain
Chennai, Oct 20 : The release of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" Wednesday in Tamil Nadu looks uncertain due to an 'unproven link' between the film's producer Lyca Productions' and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Delhi Police arrest three drug peddlers from Chennai
New Delhi, Oct 19 : Delhi Police have arrested three people, including two Sri Lankans, from Chennai for peddling contraband drugs, police said Sunday.
India series chance for fringe players: Jayasuriya
Colombo, Oct 19 : Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya Sunday said the upcoming five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against India will help their team in trying out their fringe players before the World Cup.
Sri Lanka to host India in 2015
Colombo, Oct 19 : After agreeing to tour India from Nov 1 following the the West Indies' refusal to complete the tour, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Sunday said it will host India in a Test series instead of travelling to India in August 2015.
India to take on Sri Lanka after West Indies pull-out
Mumbai, Oct 17 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Friday announced a five-match One-day International (ODI) series with Sri Lanka at home, beginning Nov 1, to fill-up the calendar left vacant in the wake of the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) sudden decision to wind up its ...
Goans seek to meet Pope Francis in Sri Lanka
Panaji, Oct 16 : The Goa Church will lobby with the Sri Lankan Catholic Church authorities to organise a meeting for 1,000 Goans with Pope Francis, who will visit the country in January next year for the canonisation of Blessed Father Joseph Vaz.
EU to ban fish caught by vessels flagged in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct 15 : The European Union (EU) has decided to ban the import of fisheries products caught by vessels flagged in Sri Lanka from entering the EU market after three months time from now, the EU office said here in a statement Tuesday.
Tata Motors launches ILCVs in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct 14 : Automobile major Tata Motors' commercial vehicle division Tuesday launched its new intermediate and light commercial vehicle (ILCV) range of trucks christened 'ULTRA' in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka face South Africa in ICC Women's Championship
Dubai, Oct 14 : Sri Lanka will host South Africa for three One-Day Internationals (ODI) in the final series of the opening round of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Women's Championship in Colombo this week.
Crackdown on chucking 20 years late: Darrell Hair
Sydney, Oct 13 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) should have taken the decision to crackdown on illegal bowling actions 20 years ago, said umpire Darrell Hair, who famously no-balled Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for chucking in a Boxing Day Test.
PCB chief assures Lanka country now 'safe' for playing international ...
Karachi, Oct 11 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has reportedly assured Sri Lanka of foolproof security arrangements for the visiting teams as he visited the country on the last leg of his tour of South Asian cricketing nations.
Sri Lanka not to fully implement post-war recommendations
Colombo, Oct 10 : The Sri Lankan government Friday said it will not fully implement the recommendations of a post-war commission despite calls to do so by the international community.
PCB asks Bangladesh to send 'any' cricket team to revive ...
Karachi, Oct 08 : Pakistan's cricket board chief has urged Bangladesh to send "any team," even "at the level of A teams and Under 19" to Pakistan as they attempt to bring back international matches to the nation in the aftermath of the deadly attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009.
Concern over Sri Lanka arresting fishermen in snag-hit boats
Chennai, Oct 8 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Wednesday expressed concern over Sri Lanka arresting Indian fishermen in snag-hit boats and urged Delhi to discuss it with the island nation.
Sri Lankan fishermen detained in Myanmar
Colombo, Oct 7 : A group of Sri Lankan fishermen and their three trawlers have been reportedly detained for having illegally ventured into Myanmarese waters, an official said here Tuesday.
36 Tamil fishermen released from Sri Lankan jail return back
Mandapam (Tamil Nadu), Oct.3 : Thirty-six Tamil fishermen, who were released from Sri Lankan jail, returned to Mandapam on Thursday night. The local fishermen and local fisheries authorities welcomed them.
Goan flavour to Sri Lankan saint's canonisation
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Panaji, Oct 2 : There will be a Goan flavor to the canonisation of Sri Lanka's first saint, Joseph Vaz, on whom Pope Francis will confer the status when he visits the island nation in January 2015.
'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.