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Ayushmann won’t assist Sircar in ‘Jaffna’


August 19th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Ayushmann Khurrana says he will not assist director Shoojit Sircar in "Jaffna" anymore due to paucity of time."After 'Vicky Donor', there was nothing, so I decided ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka concerned over Indian n-plants


April 8th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 8 (IANS) Concerned over nuclear power plants located in south India, the Sri Lankan government plans to raise the issue before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).According to ... Read more...

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India raises stone-pelting on Indian fishermen with Sri Lanka


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday said it has raised the issue of stone-pelting on Indian fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters."We have seen reports of incidents involving stone ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Sri Lanka Jan 16


January 7th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will leave here Jan 16 on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka during which he will discuss the progress in ... Read more...

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38,000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 22 (IANS) Over 38,000 people have been displaced due to heavy rains and floods in northern Sri Lanka, an official said.More than 10,000 families were displaced in four ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to free more Tamil rebels


November 17th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 17 (IANS) More former Tamil Tiger rebels will be released from prison to mark the second anniversary of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second term in office."The group ... Read more...

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Mathai raises issue of Tamil fishermen with Sri Lanka


October 10th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Monday met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and underlined the need for "national reconciliation" and also took up the sensitive issue ... Read more...

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Withdraw army from Sri Lanka’s northeast, says TULF (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) A Tamil political party has demanded the withdrawal of Sri Lankan troops from the northeast after they allegedly assaulted Tamil MPs at a meeting of another ... Read more...

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Withdraw army from Sri Lanka’s northeast, says TULF


June 17th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) A Tamil political party has demanded the withdrawal of Sri Lankan troops from the northeast after they allegedly assaulted Tamil MPs at a meeting of another ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa hailed for raising plight of Sri Lankan Tamils


June 9th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) The Canadian Tamil Congress Wednesday hailed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for the passage of a resolution by the state assembly demanding economic sanctions against ... Read more...

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Indian Bank to open more international branches


April 15th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) Chennai-based Indian Bank plans to increase its international presence, particularly in those areas where Tamils are living, during fiscal 2011-12, a top bank official said Friday.The ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to discuss attacks on fishermen: Krishna (Lead)


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With recent incident of Indian fishermen being apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said an India-Sri Lanka joint working group on fisheries ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to discuss attacks on fishermen: Krishna


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka joint working group on fisheries will meet next month to resolve issues relating to the Sri Lankan Navy's attacks on Indian fishermen, External Affairs ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran’s mother dies in Sri Lanka


February 20th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) The mother of slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader V. Prabhakaran passed away Sunday in a hospital, a media report said. She was 81.According to Sri ... Read more...

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Freed Indian fishermen reach home


February 19th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) All the 136 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka reached Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district in 25 boats to a rousing reception Saturday.The relatives of the freed fishermen shed ... Read more...

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24 more Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka


February 17th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo , Feb 17 (ANI) : Twenty four more Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Police, taking the total number of arrested Indian fishermen to 136 in the past ... Read more...

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DMK leaders court arrest during anti-Sri Lanka protest


February 16th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 16 (ANI): Over 2,000 Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) members, including party's Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, were arrested here on Wednesday after they tried to take out a rally protesting the ... Read more...

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Over 100 Indian fishermen detained in Sri Lanka


February 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo , Feb 16 (ANI) : More than 100 Indian fishermen have been detained in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for allegedly straying into the Lankan waters.The Indian fishermen were intercepted by ... Read more...

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US Opens ‘American Corner’ in Jaffna


January 27th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 27 (IANS) The US embassy has opened an 'American Corner in Jaffna in Sri Lanka's north to broaden educational opportunities and improve IT and English language skills in the Tamil ... Read more...

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Krishna inaugurates Indian consulate in Hambantota in Sri Lanka


November 28th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Nov.28 (ANI): Indian External Affairs S.M. Krishna today inaugurated the new Indian consulate in the coastal city of Hambantota in Sri Lanka.Speaking on the occasion, Krishna ... Read more...

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India opens consulate in Jaffna, launches Northern Railway line (Lead)


November 27th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Pushing for national reconciliation in Sri Lanka, India Saturday opened its consulate in Jaffna, the Tamil heartland, and inaugurated the Northern Railway lines for which New Delhi has ... Read more...

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India now wary of Tamil issue, says daily (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


November 27th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian leaders are becoming wary of the ethnic issue in Sri Lanka, now that the war in the island nation is over, a daily said Saturday.Referring to earlier ... Read more...

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Krishna asks Pak to dismantle terror machine working from its territory


November 26th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov.26 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has asked Pakistan to dismantle the terror machine operating from its territory and to bring all perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to speedy ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to launch dialogue for political settlement


November 26th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 26 (IANS) India Friday pressed Sri Lanka to launch a "structured dialogue" to address issues related to rehabilitation of those displaced by the war and a political settlement, and Colombo ... Read more...

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Krishna in Sri Lanka, to push for devolution (Lead)


November 25th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrived here Thursday on a three-day visit during which India is expected to push for the devolution of powers and renew a $1.7 ... Read more...

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Krishna hopeful about taking India-Sri Lanka bilateral talks forward


November 25th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI
Onboard Special Aircraft, Nov.25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said that he was looking forward to his four-day visit to Sri Lanka and expressed hope about taking bilateral ties ... Read more...

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S.M. Krishna in Colombo for bilateral talks


November 25th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov.25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrived in Colombo on a four-day visit on Thursday evening to hold bilateral talks with the Sri Lankan leadership.Krishna and his Sri Lankan counterpart ... Read more...

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Krishna urged to take up Tamils issue with Sri Lanka


November 24th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Wednesday requested External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to discuss a political solution for the Sri Lankan Tamils and their quick rehabilitation during ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Sri Lanka to review progress of bilateral projects


November 23rd, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Mr. S. M. Krishna will undertake a four-day day visit to Sri Lanka beginning on Thursday, where he will participate in the seventh ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka likely to launch defence dialogue next year


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka are likely to launch a defence dialogue next year in the backdrop of the changed security situation following the decimation of the Tamil ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to Sri Lanka minus the war’s shadow


November 21st, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Colombo Thursday with one clear agenda: mark a new beginning in India-Sri Lanka relations minus the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka grants BBC access to cover war commission proceedings


November 15th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov 15 (ANI): Sri Lanka has reportedly granted permission to the BBC to cover the proceedings of a government-appointed war commission.On Wednesday, Sri Lankan Defence Ministry had denied access to the ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa chief guest at CWG closer, likely to discuss Tamil issue (Night Lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka is set to brief India on the rehabilitation of displaced Tamil civilians when President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is the chief guest at the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Ex-Tiger Daya Master says Lanka civil war a waste of people’s lives


September 16th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Sept.16 (ANI): Former Tamil Tiger media spokesman Daya Master, who now manages a TV channel in Jaffna, has said the decades-long war between the LTTE and government troops was a waste ... Read more...

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India reassures Sri Lankan Tamils of speedy resettlement


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India Wednesday rejected reports that it was bringing Indian nationals to Sri Lanka for reconstruction work in the war-ravaged northern districts and underlined its determination to ... Read more...

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