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Sri Lanka plans tea hub, imports from India, China


May 16th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tea exporters are lobbying for liberalized imports to expand the industry and make it into a tea hub by blending high quality tea from ... Read more...

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Poll panels of SAARC countries establish forum


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) SAARC countries Wednesday adopted a charter for mutual cooperation and set up a forum that will enhance capabilities to conduct free and fair elections.In its ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and apathy of citizens in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian ... Read more...

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Stop model’s bare all plan, BJP leader tells police


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Model Poonam Pandey's plan to strip if India beat Sri Lanka Saturday has angered the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) women's wing which has sought police ... Read more...

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Mine threats after flood waters recede in Sri Lanka


January 17th, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO (BNO NEWS) - Sri Lanka's military and the United Nations on Sunday warned of the threat posed by unexploded mines which are surfacing now flood waters are receding, the Sunday Times ... Read more...

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Vivek Oberoi’s Reception Turns Out To Be A Star Studded Affair


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fresh after the release and success of his latest flick 'Rakht Charitra,' noted Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi got tied in wedlock and the reception ceremony was ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment, India |

VCK activists protest against killings of fishermen by Lankan Navy


July 12th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, July 12 (ANI): The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) activists staged a protest outside the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner's office here on Monday against the alleged killing of Indian fishermen by ... Read more...

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EU to withdraw Sri Lanka’s GSP+ concessions over poor human rights record


July 6th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): The European Union has decided to withdraw Sri Lanka's preferential trade access to EU from 15th August after the country refused to give written pledges to improve its ... Read more...

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UN panel on Sri Lanka civil war may be set up by next week


June 18th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, June 18 (ANI): The United Nations estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the over two-decade-old civil war in Sri Lanka, and now has said that it will appoint a panel ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to step up trade pact talks


June 9th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have agreed to intensify talks on a comprehensive trade pact which will be a step forward from the current free trade agreement. This ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rajapaska meets key Lankan Tamil politicians ahead of India visit


June 8th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, June 8 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaska held his first meeting with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) ahead of his three-day visit to India and told them that Tamils and ... Read more...

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Tight security for Sri Lankan poll Thursday


April 7th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) Thousands of police and military personnel will be deployed across Sri Lanka during Thursday's parliamentary election, an official said. Combined military and police personnel will be deployed to prevent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India convey Sri Lanka its willingness to open consulate in Jafna


March 8th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 8 (ANI): Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has conveyed to Sri Lankan Pesident Mahinda Rajpaksa about India's willingness to open the Consulate General Mission at Jafna.She expressed India's view during ... Read more...

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Tamil death toll at Lankan refugee camp ‘is 1,400 a week’


July 10th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 10 (ANI): About 1,400 Tamil refugees are dying every week at the giant Manik Farm internment camp in Sri Lanka, senior international aid sources have told The Times.The death ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Doctors in former LTTE-held areas under interrogation


June 5th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 5 (DPA) Three doctors who provided information to the media during the height of the military operations against Tamil Tigers in northern Sri Lanka were being questioned by police before ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran is still alive, claims LTTE


May 19th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 19 (ANI): Rejecting Sri Lankan Government's claim that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's chief V. Prabhakaran has been killed by the army, LTTE's International Relations head S. Pathmanathan on Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sri Lanka declares end of war against LTTE after killing Prabhakaran


May 18th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 18 (ANI): Sri Lanka on Monday formally announced the end of war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam after chief V Prabhakaran was shot dead while trying to flee ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Karunanidhi,Jayalalithaa woo Tamil voters with promise of separate Eelam


May 8th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 8 (ANI): With Tamil Nadu holding elections on May 13, both Chief MInister M.Karunanidhi and his key political rival and AIADMK chief J.Jayalalithaa are seeking to gain the maximum ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi,Jayalalithaa woo Tamil voters with promise separate Eelam


May 8th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 8 (ANI): With Tamil Nadu holding elections on May 13, both Chief MInister M.Karunanidhi and his key political rival and AIADMK chief J.Jayalalithaa are seeking to gain the maximum ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka urges aid agencies to help displaced civilians


May 5th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 5 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government has sought the assistance of international aid agencies to rehabilitate the displaced civilians in the ongoing military conflict. Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said Colombo ... Read more...

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India sends relief materials to Sri Lanka


April 30th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): With a view to help civilians displaced from their homes due to the ongoing war in Sri Lanka, India on Thursday handed over a consignment of 40,000 ... Read more...

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UN humanitarian chief arrives in Sri Lanka


April 26th, 2009 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (DPA) UN Humanitarian Affairs chief Sir John Holmes has arrived in Sri Lanka to assess the needs of tens of thousands of civilians who fled rebel-held areas or remain ... Read more...

Posted in World |

LTTE supporter hurls wooden missile at Chidambaram


April 14th, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) An LTTE supporter shouted slogans hailing the banned outfit and hurled a wooden object towards the stage where union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was seated during an ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sri Lanka denies UN charges on civilian killings (Lead)


March 14th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday rejected the charges by the United Nations that 2,800 civilians had been killed in the island's northern war-zone in recent weeks, saying the figures by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN charges on civilian killings unsubstantiated: Sri Lanka


March 14th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday rejected the charges by the United Nations that 2,800 civilians had been killed in the island's northern war-zone in recent weeks and said that the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister, injured in bombing, recovering well


March 11th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 11 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister, seriously injured with 45 other people in a suspected Tamil Tigers suicide bombing in the island's southern province, is recovering in the intensive care ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Suicide attack on Sri Lankan Muslims kills 14


March 10th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 10 (IANS) Fourteen people were killed and about 30, including a minister, were seriously wounded Tuesday as a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber targeted a procession celebrating Prophet Mohammed's birthday ... Read more...

Posted in World |

10 killed in suicide attack in Sri Lanka


March 10th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 10 (ANI): At least ten people were killed and 20 others, including Cabinet Minister Mahinda Wijesekara, injured in a suicide attack near a mosque here on Tuesday. According to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka assures India of safe passage to Tamil civilians


January 28th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Sri Lanka has assured India that the safe zone for Tamil civilians caught in the crossfire between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the LTTE would be ... Read more...

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Its official: Red wine is indeed your hearts best friend


October 29th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Intake of foods rich in polyphenols, a family of antioxidative compounds found in high concentrations in grapes and red wine, helps reduce the risk of heart disease, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Advani’’s initiative to save Tamils in Lanka


October 23rd, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): BJP''s prime ministerial candidate and Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, LK Advani, has initiated Track-II diplomacy with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpaksa to save ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Lanka to continue probe of alleged rights abuses: MInister


April 22nd, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, April 22 (ANI): Sri Lankas Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said on Tuesday that President Mahinda Rajapakse-led government is committed to completing the work of the Presidential commission of inquiry ... Read more...

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97 Indian fishermen return to their home in Tamil Nadu


November 14th, 2007 - 8:29 am ICT by admin
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Sri Lanka rejects UN human rights monitoring call


November 14th, 2007 - 2:11 am ICT by admin
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