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175 Sri Lankan tourists to return following protests (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) One hundred and seventy-five Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit. ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa meets UAE envoy


August 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 27 (IANS/WAM) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador Mahmoud Mohammed Mahmoud Monday on the occasion of the envoy's end of tenure in ... Read more...

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India supports Sri Lankan reconciliation, to stay engaged


June 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) India Friday reiterated its support to all actors seeking a solution to the Tamil situation in Sri Lanka, but made it clear that political reconciliation ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka blows hot and cold against India


March 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka is blowing hot and cold against India following the passage of a resolution in Geneva that raised questions over rights violations during the war ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan dailies go to town over India’s UN vote


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council grabbed the headlines here Friday.India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to ... Read more...

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After vote, India says it stands by Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After voting Thursday in favour of a US resolution in Geneva urging Colombo to probe alleged human rights abuses, India declared it will remain engaged ... Read more...

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Activists urge India to vote against Sri Lanka


March 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A group of Indian activists has urged the government to vote in Geneva in favour of a US-backed resolution attacking Sri Lanka over "war crimes"."While ... Read more...

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India non-committal on Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ (Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu parties asking the government to back a US-sponsored resolution on "war crimes" in Sri Lanka, India Wednesday said it will study ... Read more...

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India non-committal on ‘war crimes’, studying ’sentiments’(Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Cautious on the US-backed resolution on "war crimes" in Sri Lanka, India Wednesday said it will weigh in sentiments in parliament and stressed the ... Read more...

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Lanka ‘war crimes’: India cautious, trying for a forward-looking outcome


March 14th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Treading cautiously on the the US-backed resolution on alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka's civil war, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday the government ... Read more...

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Take strong stand against Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa urges PM


November 7th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take a strong stand against the Sri Lankan government over repeated attacks on ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa writes to PM over attacks on fishermen


October 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to look at the Sri Lankan Navy attacks on Indian fishermen hailing from ... Read more...

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India welcomes Colombo’s decision to lift emergency, backs probe


August 26th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Welcoming Colombo's decision to withdraw the emergency from the island nation, India Friday said it would want Sri Lanka to investigate human rights violations in ... Read more...

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Parliamentary team from India may visit Lanka


August 25th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A team of parliament members from India may soon visit Sri Lanka to see the condition of Tamil-speaking people there, External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka admits civilian deaths during separatist war


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) – The government of Sri Lanka has admitted there were civilian casualties during the final phase of its civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels, according to ... Read more...

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Examine concerns over rights violations, India to Sri Lanka


July 15th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India Friday said the rehabilitation of Tamils should be of the "highest and most immediate priority" for Sri Lanka and conveyed to Colombo that ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM to suspend ferry service to Colombo


June 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, June 14 (IANS) A day after a ferry service from Tuticorin to Colombo was flagged off, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday asked the central government ... Read more...

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Secure release of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka, PM urged


June 8th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, requesting him to urge the Sri Lankan government to release four Indian ... Read more...

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Probe human rights violations, India urges Sri Lanka


May 17th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India Tuesday asked its Indian Ocean neighbour Sri Lanka to "expeditiously" act for "genuine reconciliation" by taking number of measures, which include probe into allegations ... Read more...

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Will engage with Sri Lanka on UN report: India


April 26th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India said Tuesday it will "engage" with Sri Lanka on a UN report that found credible allegations of war crimes both by government forces and ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan govt. shelling killed thousands in last phase of civil war: UN


April 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 26 (ANI): A United Nations (UN) report has revealed that widespread shelling by the Sri Lankan government had killed most of the tens of thousands of civilians across the country ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka PM retracts rebel training camp allegation on India


March 13th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.13 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Prime Minister DM Jayaratne has retracted his claim that the Tamil Tiger rebels were being trained in camps in India.He said that his allegation was based on ... Read more...

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India-backed railway project inaugurated in Sri Lanka


February 16th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Over six years after devastating tsunami severely damaged a coastal railway, the new refurbished Galle-Matara network, sponsored by the Indian government, was inaugurated here in Sri Lanka Wednesday.A ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Foreign Minister rules out involvement of Navy in Indian fishermen’s killing


February 8th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorThimpu, Feb 8 (ANI): Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris has said the Sri Lankan Navy was not involved in the killing of Indian fishermen.Talking to reporters here after ... Read more...

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Nirupama Rao discusses fishermen killings with Lankan Govt.


January 31st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has expressed New Delhi's deep concern over the recent violent incidents in waters between India and Sri Lanka, which had resulted in the ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing: Sri Lanka wants more information


January 31st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka Monday requested India to provide additional information on the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy even as the two countries agreed ... Read more...

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India sends relief material to flood-hit Lanka


January 14th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): India has rushed relief material for the displaced and affected persons in Sri Lanka, where destruction due to heavy floods has claimed the lives of around 27 ... Read more...

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UN seeks probe into Sri Lankan troops’ war crime video (Lead)


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The UN has sought a fresh probe into alleged war crimes against Sri Lankan troops, expressing shock over a new video released by Britain's Channel 4 News, which ... Read more...

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UN calls for probe into Sri Lankan troops’ war crime video


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The UN has sought a fresh probe into alleged war crimes against Sri Lankan troops after Britain's Channel 4 News released a video featuring soldiers executing naked men ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka blocks BBC from travelling to war commission in north


November 11th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov.11 (ANI): The Government of Sri Lanka government has again blocked BBC News from travelling to the north to attend public hearings of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, which is ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects gory Tamil massacre pics as rebel propoganda


October 20th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 20 (ANI): Sri Lanka's foreign minister GL Peiris has cast doubt on the photographs released by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) showing a massacre of Tamils during the country's civil ... Read more...

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Lankan Tamil massacre pix release may overshadow FM’s UK visit


October 19th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 19 (ANI): The process of investigation into the alleged atrocities in the Sri Lankan civil war further intensified after the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) released photographs, which appeared to show ... Read more...

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Rajpaksa Govt unwilling to set timeframe for devolving powers to Tamils


October 16th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government seems to be unwilling to set any anytime frame for the implementation of the 13th amendment, which consists of a devolution package for ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa discuss Tamil refugees, devolution (Second Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka Friday reviewed the process of resettling Tamil refugees in the island nation when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met President Mahinda Rajapaksa here, ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to focus on devolution (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India Friday urged Sri Lanka to speed up the process of devolution of powers to Tamil-speaking minorities and offered to help in the development of the ... Read more...

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