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In India
October 17, 2017 10:31 am gmt |
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Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters off Thalaimannar coast today, the police said today. According to officials, the Sri Lankan Navy also seized the boat and have taken the fishermen to Thalaimannar district naval camp...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is to visit Sri Lanka following an ongoing visit to Oman. GEO news reported that Tehmina Janjua, reached Oman, Muscat on Sunday to participate in the four-nation talks on Afghanistan that begin tomorrow. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG), which inclu...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 5:37 am gmt |
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Bilateral discussions between Indian and Sri Lankan authorities were held to formulate a resolution to the prolonged maritime conflict between the fishing communities of India and Sri Lanka. The talks are being held at New-Delhi in India Yesterday (14). Notably, this is the first instance that bilate...
In Jaffna
October 15, 2017 5:05 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the National Tamil Language Day ceremony held at the Jaffna Hindu College, today (14) said that the language should be used as a bridge which link the people, but not as a tool to divide the people. Even though some people are of the view that language should...
In Srilanka
October 14, 2017 4:16 am gmt |
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Pope Francis met on Friday with members of an organizing committee for the journey that he made to Sri Lanka back in January 2015, Radio Vatican reported. Welcoming the group, the pope said his own visit to Sri Lanka was a moment of “special grace” at  a time when the nation was “striving for reconci...
In Srilanka
October 12, 2017 12:33 pm gmt |
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The US look forward to the expansion of their military to military relations with Sri Lanka through military exercises, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said. He said U.S. Pacific Fleet forces joined the Sri Lanka Navy in Trincomalee as part of Exercise CARAT 2017 last week and activi...
In Cricket
October 8, 2017 9:21 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka are down to play the third and final T20 international in Lahore on October 29, eight years after gunmen attacked the team bus heading to the Qaddafi Stadium there for the third day’s play of the second Test against Pakistan. Six Sri Lankan cricketers were injured. “As much as we understand...
In Srilanka
October 7, 2017 10:37 am gmt |
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Dharshana Perera, the Sri Lankan ambassador to Indonesia said that the group that included 28 Sri Lankans who were arrested by the Indonesian Security forces, for allegedly attempting to migrate to Australia illegally by boat, have been sent back to Sri Lanka. They were arrested August 9, 2017, by th...
In Cricket
October 5, 2017 11:22 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Cricket has suspended opener Danushka Gunathilaka for six international matches on disciplinary grounds, Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed on Thursday.  He has also been imposed a 20% fine of his applicable annual contract fee for violations of Section 30 (a-ii ) and 30 (b) of the Constitution of...
In Srilanka
October 3, 2017 5:41 am gmt |
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The United Nation’s refugee arm has urged Australia to lift its game and ensure there’s proper care for people detained in Papua New Guinea following the suicide of a Sri Lankan Tamil, the Australian Associated Press reported. The 32-year-old’s death on Monday morning was the sixth refugee fatality o...
In Srilanka
October 2, 2017 6:51 am gmt |
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The man’s body was found in the grounds of Lorengau hospital where he had been receiving treatment for mental illness. Another refugee has died in Australia’s offshore detention regime, with a man found dead, apparently by suicide, on Manus Island. The man was a Sri Lankan Tamil and had been formally...
In Cricket
October 2, 2017 4:55 am gmt |
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Veteran spinner Rangana Herath believes that Kusal Mendis who is 16 not out will be the key to Sri Lanka getting anywhere close to saving or winning the first Test against Pakistan being played at Abu Dhabi here.  “Kusal he is the key. He needs to bat as much as he can. We also have […]...
In India
October 1, 2017 4:08 am gmt |
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A delegation of 29 Indian fishermen in India’s southern Rameswaram city left for Sri Lanka on Saturday (September 30) to retrieve their boats captured by the navy. Reportedly, since February 2015 the Sri Lankan naval agencies have confiscated more than 182 Indian boats on charges of poaching in...
In Latest Stories
September 29, 2017 8:08 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan Parliament delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had talks with US Speaker Paul Ryan while on a visit to the US yesterday (Thursday), the Sri Lankan Embassy in the US said. The Sri Lankan multi-party delegation met the US Speaker at Capitol Hill. Separately, the Sri Lankan delegation...
In Cricket
September 28, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Ex-Sri Lanka Captain Kumar Sangakkara says he will miss cricket “terribly” but believes he is retiring from the first-class game at the right time. Sangakkara, 39, made 35 not out in his final first-class innings for Surrey against Lancashire on Wednesday. He is fifth on the list of all-t...
In Srilanka
September 26, 2017 10:40 am gmt |
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While the contradictions between nations increasing, there will be a war between the countries of the world in the future, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena said. He state this at the meeting held Kalutara Yesterday (Septermber 25). When compared with last UN General Assembly meetings, this y...
In Srilanka
September 24, 2017 5:22 am gmt |
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged President Maithripala Sirisena to secure a long-term political settlement in Sri Lanka through constitutional reforms and to establish the remaining transitional justice mechanisms the UN said. The Secretary-General and the President met in New York and dis...
In Srilanka
September 23, 2017 9:12 am gmt |
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President Maithiripala Sirisena met the The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in New York earlier today (23). He commended the efforts expended by the Sri Lankan government towards reconciliation .The High Commissioner acknowledged the reconciliation program impl...
In Srilanka
September 22, 2017 5:11 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka has been accused of intimidating members of civil society, in a report released today by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour. The report notes that the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his address to the Human Rights Council on 22 March 2017, had stressed th...