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76 Sri Lankan refugees to return from India
Colombo, Sep 23 : Seventy-six Sri Lankan Tamil refugees currently residing in India are scheduled to return under a UN facilitated voluntary repatriation programme, authorities said on Friday.

Taranjit Sandhu appointed India's envoy to Sri Lanka
New Delhi [India], Sept.22 : The government has appointed Taranjit Singh Sandhu as the next High Commissioner of India to the Sri Lanka.

At UN Assembly, President of Sri Lanka outlines plan for peace and ...
New York, Sept 22 : Outlining steps towards reconciliation, democracy and alleviation of poverty, President of Sri Lanka expressed his commitment to take necessary action in order to achieve long-term peace and sustainable development, including protecting the environment.

Lanka condemns Uri attack, says 'urgent need to eliminate menace of ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept. 21 : Strongly condemning the terror attack on an Army Base Camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, Sri Lanka on Wednesday said that there is an "urgent need for sustained regional and global cooperation to eliminate the menace of terrorism."

Lanka declares 'National Mosquito Control Week' from Sept. 27
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept. 21 : Sri Lanka Ministry of Health has declared that the week from September 27 to October 3 will be marked as 'National Mosquito Control Week' to launch an island wide mosquito eradication campaign.

Uri: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena calls PM Modi, ...
New Delhi, Sept 20 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to condole the loss of lives in the Uri terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Uri attack: Lankan Prez calls for sustained cooperation to end ...
New Delhi [India], Sept. 20 : Condemning the terror attack on an Army Base Camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday offered condolences to the families of the victims during his telephonic conversation with Prime Minister ...

Sri Lankan President calls Modi, condemns Uri attack
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and condemned the "cross-border terrorist attack" in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.

Nuwan Kulasekara released on bail after fatal road accident
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept.20 : Sri Lanka seamer Nuwan Kulasekara has been released on bail after he was involved in a fatal road accident that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old motorcyclist.

Lankan pacer Kulasekara released on bail
Colombo, Sep 20 : Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler Nuwan Kulasekara has been released on bail after he was involved in a crash in which a motorcyclist died.

Sri Lanka condemns Uri terror attack
Colombo, Sep 19 : Sri Lanka on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an army camp in Uri town in Jammu and Kashmir, offering condolences to the families of the victims.

Dinesh Chandimal undergoes surgery after thumb injury
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept.19 (ANI): Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal has undergone surgery after injuring his thumb during a domestic match last week.

Sri Lanka sounds alert over Zika, chikungunya
Colombo, Sep 18 : Sri Lanka's main international airport and the Colombo Port have been placed on high alert to prevent the spread of the Zika virus and chikungunya, media reported on Sunday.

Sri Lanka vows to engage with UN, human rights mechanisms
Colombo, Sep 16 : Sri Lanka on Friday affirmed its belief in the UN system and the human rights mechanisms and said these were in the best interest of the country's people.

Sri Lanka PM to visit New Zealand
Wellington, Sep 16 : Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Zealand from October 1 to 3, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Friday.

India stand good chance of beating NZ, England and Australia: Murali
Kolkata, Sep 15 : Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan on Thursday wished his one-time rival Anil Kumble good luck for India's upcoming New Zealand series, asserting that under the new coach the hosts stood a good chance of winning not only against the Kiwis, but also against England and ...

UK jails Sri Lankan asylum seeker over sex attack
London/Colombo, Sep 15 : The UK has jailed a Sri Lankan asylum seeker for 30 months over a sex attack carried out three years after he was saved from deportation in 2011.

Johnson backs Starc to be more menacing
Melbourne [Australia], Sept.14 (ANI):Ahead of Australia's upcoming tour to South Africa, former fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has warned the opposition batsmen that pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will turn out to be a more menacing force after his record-breaking performance in an otherwise ...

Limited-overs form will be considered before India tour: Lehmann
Melbourne [Australia], Sept 12 : While praising his side's performance in the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka, Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has stated that players' exploits with the white-ball in the subcontinent will be taken into considered before the much-anticipated tour of India next ...

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka attend 13th China-Asean Expo
Beijing, Sep 11 : Over 2,500 companies from 29 countries, including the 10 Asean members and India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, are participating in the 13th China-Asean Expo, which opened at China's Nanning city on Sunday, media reported.

IRCTC offers new Singapore-Malaysia, Sri Lanka Ramayana tours
New Delhi [India], Sep 10 (ANI): Buoyed by the steadily increasing popularity of its domestic travel and tours operations, IRCTC is now expanding its international offerings too with new packages covering Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

ICC congratulates Dilshan for a successful career
Dubai, Sept 9 : The International Cricket Council on Friday congratulated former Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan for an impressive international career that ended on Friday with the Twenty20 International series against Australia.

Retiring Dilshan will be remembered as `destructive opener`: ICC
Dubai [UAE], Sept.9 (ANI): The International Cricket Council has congratulated former Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan for an impressive international career that ended on Friday with the Twenty20 International series against Australia.

WHO to focus on migrant's health
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept. 9 : With countries across South-East Asia Region host to large migrant populations, World Health Organisation (WHO) recently called for focused attention to address their health needs.

Maldives seeks to broaden trade links with Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 8 : The Maldives government on Thursday said it hoped to broaden trade links with Sri Lanka and invited Sri Lankan firms to invest in development projects in Maldives.

Sri Lankan editor's remains to be exhumed
Colombo, Sep 8 : A court in Colombo on Thursday ordered investigators to exhume the remains of popular editor and journalist Lasantha Wickremetunge, killed in January 2009.

International human trafficking ring busted, 26 women rescued
New Delhi, Sep 7 : Delhi Police have arrested a 52-year-old man and his woman accomplice for running an international human trafficking racket, and rescued 26 women who were to be trafficked to Gulf countries via Sri Lanka, police said on Wednesday.

Sri Lankan spinner Senanayake penalised for Warner send-off
Dubai [UAE], Sept.7 : Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC code of conduct during the opening Twenty20 international against Australia in Pallekele last evening.

WHO commits to eliminate, eradicate neglected tropical diseases
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept. 7 : Health ministers of World Health Organisaton (WHO) South-East Asia Region today reaffirmed their commitment to achieve time-bound targets to control, eliminate and eradicate neglected tropical diseases, which continue to burden marginalized populations.

Sri Lanka appreciates BCCI's stand on two-tier Test proposal
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept.7 : Sri Lanka Cricket has thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for supporting their viewpoint in opposing the recently-proposed 'two-tier' Test system by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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