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India asks Sri Lanka to free fishermen


July 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India Thursday asked Sri Lanka to release 23 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested on charges of entering the island nation's waters on humanitarian grounds.External Affairs ... Read more...

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India hopeful fishermen captured by Sri Lanka will be released


July 24th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India said Tuesday it has been pressing Sri Lanka for the early release of 23 its fishermen who were captured by Sri Lankan Navy on ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to free Indian fishermen


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India has taken up with Sri Lanka the arrest of 23 Indian fishermen by its navy and sought their release.Indian diplomats left for Mannar 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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Indian company drills second oil well in Sri Lanka


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) An Indian company, engaged in exploring oil in the seas of northern Sri Lanka, has begun drilling a second well, the Sri Lankan government said Saturday.Cairn ... Read more...

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Sri lanka finds first gas field off Mannar


October 3rd, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 3 (IANS) Cairn India has discovered Sri Lanka's first gas field off its northwestern coast in the Sea of Mannar, Xinhua reported.President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced the discovery at ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka says gas field found in northwestern sea


October 3rd, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Colomo, Oct 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka announced Sunday that explorers had found a gas field in the northwestern sea of the country.President Mahinda Rajapaksa made the announcement at a public ... Read more...

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Cairn India starts oil exploration in Sri Lanka


August 6th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 6 (IANS) Cairn India Saturday began exploring for oil in Sri Lanka's northwestern Mannar basin, which is believed to hold over one billion barrels of oil.Economic Development Minister ... Read more...

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‘Manmadhan Ambu’ lacks the punch (Tamil Movie Review; Rating:***)


December 25th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan D.I. Film: "Manmadhan Ambu"; Cast: Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Trisha, Sangeetha, Oviya, Usha Uthoop, Ramesh Arvind, Oorvasi and others; Cinematography: Manush Nandhan; Music: Devi Sri Prasad; Story, Screenplay & Lyrics: Kamal Haasan; ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka far from post-war harmony, says activist


November 27th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka is not doing enough to win the hearts and minds of Tamils and achieve genuine ethnic harmony following the end of the war, says an ... Read more...

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Resettlement of Sri Lankans displaced in LTTE battle by September end: Official


August 20th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Aug 20(ANI): A top Sri Lankan official has said that the resettlement of those displaced in the country's battle against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) would be finished by ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lankan knowledge initiative launched


June 9th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have agreed to start a knowledge initiative that will assist in making the island nation into a trilingual society and improving linkages ... Read more...

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Congress brings various NRK groups under one umbrella


January 28th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Congress has formed the Overseas Indian Cultural Congress (OICC) as the first step in bringing the various non-resident Indians of the state under ... Read more...

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80 more Indians fly to Sri Lanka to clear landmines


August 2nd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Over 80 former Indian soldiers have left for Sri Lanka following the defeat of the Tamil Tigers to join Indians already there in clearing ... Read more...

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Rahman, Stalin get honorary doctorates


August 1st, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and Chandrayaan project director M. Annadurai were Saturday conferred with honorary doctorates by Anna University here. Governor ... 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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5,000 civilians flee Sri Lanka’s war-zone: Military (Lead)


April 20th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Over 5,000 civilians Monday fled Sri Lanka's northern war-zone and entered the government-held areas as troops continued to advance towards the last stronghold of the Tamil Tigers as ... Read more...

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19 LTTE rebels killed as troops capture fresh areas: Military


April 1st, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 1 (IANS) At least 19 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed Wednesday when the troops forcing their way into the last LTTE strongholds captured fresh territories from the rebels in the ... Read more...

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29 Tamil Tigers killed: Sri Lanka


March 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 17 (IANS) At least 29 Tamil Tigers were killed and scores were wounded when fierce clashes broke out between the advancing troops and the rebels in the island's north, military ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka urged to delay final assault until civilians rescued


February 28th, 2009 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 28 (DPA) The Sri Lankan government has been urged to hold back its final military battle in areas where tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped, the UN' chief ... Read more...

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In Sri Lanka, Tamil women suffer the worst of war


February 12th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) In one of the biggest hospitals in Sri Lanka's north, many women patients wonder why they survived the fighting between the Tamil Tigers and the military that ... Read more...

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LTTE’s last Sea Tiger base captured: Sri Lanka (Lead)


February 5th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 5 (IANS) Further tightening their stranglehold on the depleted Tamil Tigers, Sri Lankan troops Thursday dealt yet another blow to the rebels by capturing their last Sea Tiger base at ... Read more...

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Amid war, Tamil refugee flow to India drops


January 31st, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) As Sri Lankan troops sweep through Tamil Tiger strongholds, Tamils seeking to flee the war-hit island to India are finding the boat journey more and more risky, ... Read more...

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LTTE’s artillery gun, underwater vehicle captured: Sri Lanka


January 29th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops in hot pursuit of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the north-eastern Mullaitivu Thursday captured a long-range artillery gun and a 35-feet long underwater vehicle the ... Read more...

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LTTE aircraft attack Colombo, Mannar


October 29th, 2008 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS) The Tamil Tiger rebels carried out air raids Tuesday night targeting a power plant in the capital and military detachments in Mannar district in the northwest, military sources ... Read more...

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Firearms found hidden in UN office in Sri Lanka


October 28th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 28 (IANS) The United Nations office said here Tuesday that it discovered two pistols with ammunitions hidden in the premises of one of its regional offices in Sri Lanka."The Makarov ... Read more...

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Government to examine shorter sea-route, sparing Ram Setu


July 30th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The central government Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to appoint an expert committee to examine the feasibility of an alternate alignment for a ... Read more...

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Ram Setu cannot be declared national monument: government


July 29th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Reiterating that the Ram Setu was destroyed by Lord Ram himself, the government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is not fit to be declared a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka approves power deal with India


July 25th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka has approved a proposal for a mega underwater power transmission deal with India to meet a major part of the soaring power needs in ... Read more...

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Ram Setu affidavit is price for DMK’s support: BJP


July 24th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday criticised the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for a controversial affidavit on the Ram Setu in the Supreme Court, terming ... Read more...

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Government to respond to apex court call on Ram setu next week


July 24th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government would respond to the Supreme Court's suggestion for an alternative alignment off the Ram Setu for the Setusamudram shipping channel, the court was informed Thursday. ... Read more...

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Jets pound suspected LTTE base amid fighting


July 8th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 8 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic clashes between the advancing government troops and Tamil Tiger guerrillas, Sri Lanka's air force bombed a suspected rebel training base Tuesday, officials said. "The ... Read more...

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17 killed in Sri Lanka clashes: military


July 7th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) At least 15 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and two soldiers were killed and over 20 wounded as troops fought the rebels in Sri Lanka's northeast, the military here said ... Read more...

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20 killed in fresh clashes in Sri Lanka


July 6th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 6 (IANS) At least 19 Tamil Tigers and a government soldier were killed Saturday as Sri Lankan troops in the northern Vavuniya and northwestern Mannar defences fought sporadic gun battles ... Read more...

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14 rebels killed in northern Sri Lanka


July 3rd, 2008 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Colombo, July 3 (Xinhua) At least 14 Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed by the government troops in clashes in northern Sri Lanka, the military said Thursday. Around 12 rebels of the ... Read more...

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