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Sri Lanka expresses concern over Canada shooting
Colombo, Oct 23 : In the wake of a terror attack inside Canada's parliament, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday expressed concern over the escalating terrorism in the world.
Closer security ties with Lanka will be seen as major diplomatic ...
Chennai, Oct.22 : The National Committee Head of the Naam Tamilar Party (NTP), Ayyanathan, on Wednesday said that the NDA Government must not commit a major diplomatic blunder by cementing 'so-called' security ties in the south with Sri Lanka and China.
Protestors demand higher salaries in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct 21 : Trade unions affiliated to Sri Lanka's opposition parties took to the streets demanding a salary hike, an official said Tuesday.
Dhoni, Bhuvneswar left out, Kohli to lead India
Hyderabad, Oct 21 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar were left out of the squad for the first three of the five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Sri Lanka, starting Nov 2, while star batsman Virat Kohli was named as the stand-in skipper of the 15-man ...
Dhoni rested, Kohli to lead India
Hyderabad, Oct 21 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rested for the first three of the five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Sri Lanka, starting Nov 2, while explosive batsman Virat Kohli was named the stand-in skipper of the 15-man squad selected Tuesday.
European Union defends lifting sanctions on Sri Lankan rebels
Colombo, Oct 21 : The European Union (EU) Tuesday said that lifting sanctions imposed on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels is not a political decision taken by the EU but a legal ruling of a court.
Sri Lanka to hold presidential elections two years ahead of schedule
London, Oct 21 : Sri Lanka has reportedly decided to hold early presidential elections in January, about two years ahead of schedule, the government's information ministry said.
Vijay assures smooth release of 'Kaththi'
Chennai, Oct 21 : Actor Vijay has assured that his Tamil film "Kaththi", whose release seemed doubtful after Tamil groups protested against the film due to its producers' alleged "unproven link" with Sri Lankan government, will hit the screens Wednesday.
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 ...