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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.
BJP leaders urge Sri Lanka to resume dialogue with TNA
Colombo, Sep 19 : Two leaders of India's ruling BJP Friday met Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris and urged that political dialogue be resumed between the island nation's government and Tamil National Alliance leaders on various issues confronting the Tamil diaspora there.
Sri Lanka to set up joint trade commission with Russia
Colombo, Sept.19 : The Sri Lankan government has received cabinet approval to establish a joint commission with the Russian Federation to enhance the bilateral trade ties.
Sri Lanka to establish human heart valve bank for pediatric patients
Colombo, Sept. 19 : The Sri Lankan Government plans to establish a human heart valve bank at the Lady Ridgeway Children Hospital in Colombo for pediatric patients.
Sri Lanka to target 8.2 pct economic growth in 2015 budget
Colombo, Sept.19 : The Government of Sri Lanka intends to achieve an economic growth rate of 8.2 percent and a budget deficit of 4.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for the next year.
'Indian hockey forwards ready for Lanka challenge'
Incheon (South Korea), Sep 19 : Indian hockey team striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi said the forward line has worked hard to iron out its flaws and be more clinical in front of goal, before facing Sri Lanka in the opening match of the 2014 Asian Games here Sunday.
Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN ...
By Arul Louis, United Nations, Sep 19 : Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.
NCC in quarters of Subroto Cup
New Delhi, Sep 18 : K. Ansari netted nine goals Thursday as National Cadet Corps (NCC), Maharashtra became the first team to enter the quarterfinals with a 30-0 win over a clueless Sri Lanka's Defence Service College in the U-14 category of the 55th Subroto Cup Football Tournament here Thursday at ...
Sri Lankan man faces trial for blackmailing Indian woman
Dubai, Sep 18 : A swimming trainer is facing trial in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for taking nude photos of an Indian woman and blackmailing her for money, a media report said Thursday.
Sri Lanka, China ink 27 agreements to deepen strategic cooperative ...
Colombo, Sept.17 : Sri Lanka and China have signed 27 agreements to further cooperation between the two nations.
Sri Lanka, China presidents inaugurate Colombo Port City Project
Colombo, Sept.17 : Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping launched the Colombo Port City Project here on Wednesday.
Goals galore in Subroto Cup football
New Delhi, Sep 17 : West Bengal's Krishnadevpur High School (KDP) thrashed Sri Lanka Defence School from Colombo 20-0 to log full points in a Pool A match of the 55th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here Wednesday.
China, Sri Lanka ink $1.63 bn currency swap deal
Beijing, Sep 16 : China's central bank announced late Tuesday that it has signed a 10 billion yuan (about $1.63 billion) currency swap deal with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Chinese president arrives in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 16 : Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday arrived in Sri Lanka, the first state visit by a Chinese head of state to the island nation in decades.
Sri Lanka records 7.8 percent growth in Q2
Colombo, Sep 16 : Sri Lanka's economy expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 7.6 percent in the same period last year, latest data from the Department of Census and Statistics showed Tuesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Sri Lanka
Katunayake (Sri Lanka), Sept.16 : Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday on a 23-hour-long state visit on the second leg of his three-nation South Asia tour.
Sri Lanka committed to implement 13th constitution amendment: MEA
New Delhi, Sep 15 : Sri Lanka has assured India that it is committed to implementing the 13th amendment in its constitution, an official said Monday.
Spying issue to be tackled through non-diplomatic channel: MEA
New Delhi, Sep 15 : India has appropriate channels available to deal with reported cases of spying by Sri Lankan Muslims on behalf of Pakistan, the ministry of external affairs said Monday.
Reveal politician in touch with arrested spy: Karunanidhi
Chennai, Sep 14 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi Sunday demanded that authorities reveal the Indian politician's name with whom arrested Sri Lankan national and alleged spy Arun Selvarajan had connections.
Pope to declare first Sri Lankan saint
Colombo, Sep 13 : Sri Lanka will get its first saint during a visit by Pope Francis in January next year, media reported Saturday.
Goa Church crosses fingers over first Goan origin saint
Panaji, Sep 13 : The Goa Church has its fingers crossed over reports in the international media which suggest that Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 17th century Catholic priest of Goan origin, could be canonised as Sri Lanka's first saint and Goa's first too.
Pope Francis to hold mass during Sri Lanka visit
Colombo, Sep 13 : Pope Francis, pope of the Catholic Church, will hold a public mass along the iconic shoreline of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo during his visit in January next year, an official said Friday while announcing official details of the tour.