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Sri Lanka told not to harass media


July 4th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka should immediately end harassment of media outlets and journalists, Human Rights Watch has said.In the three years since the end of the armed ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Lanka, hopes for solution to Tamils’ problems (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday hoped for a lasting political solution to the outstanding issues between the minority Tamil-speaking Sri Lankans and the government."It ... 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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India to rebuild rail link in Sri Lanka


November 18th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian railways Friday signed a $149 million agreement for reconstruction of a 56-km railway line between Pallai and Kankesanthurai in northern Sri Lanka and ... Read more...

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Pakistan to help de-mining in Sri Lanka


October 25th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan will help de-mine parts of Sri Lanka's Northern province, Xinhua reported Tuesday.A 10-member de-mining team from the Pakistani Army Engineering Corps is currently in the ... 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 Lankan refugees return from India


October 12th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) A group of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees returned from India by boat Wednesday, becoming the first case of repatriation to the island nation by sea, the ... Read more...

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Mathai to visit Sri Lanka


October 5th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai goes Saturday to Colombo to convey India's pledge to help Sri Lanka rebuild its war-ravaged region and rehabilitate those displaced ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka invites Jaya, Swaraj to visit Colombo in September


August 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka has invited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and an Indian parliamentary delegation to visit the country, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said ... Read more...

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Welfare of Lankan Tamils top priority: Krishna


August 4th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Underlining that the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka is of utmost importance, India Thursday urged Sri Lanka to pursue a lasting political settlement that ... Read more...

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Tamil newspaper editor attacked in northern Sri Lanka


July 30th, 2011 - 3:37 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- The chief editor of a newspaper in northern Sri Lanka was attacked on Friday by an unidentified gang outside his office, police said.The Colombo Page reported ... Read more...

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India to finance major harbour in Sri Lanka (Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India will provide financial aid to develop the biggest harbour in Sri Lanka's north to facilitate transportation of goods from nearby Indian ports, according to ... 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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India to build $10 mn hospital in Sri Lanka


March 9th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday signed an agreement with a Chennai-based company to build a $10 million, 150-bed hospital in the central province of Sri Lanka, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fishermen killings: Rao to convey India’s concerns to Sri Lanka


January 28th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will visit Colombo on Sunday to convey New Delhi's concern over the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by Sri Lanka Navy ... 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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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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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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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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Over 500 testify final days of Sri Lankan offensive


September 20th, 2010 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 20 (DPA) Civilians who survived the final days of last year's fighting between Sri Lankan troops and the vanquished Tamil rebels testified Sunday about conditions in their shrinking patch of ... Read more...

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India determined to accelerate pace of rehabilitation in Sri Lanka: Nirupama Rao


August 19th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Aug 19 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said India is determined to accelerate the pace of rehabilitation in Sri Lanka."We are determined to accelerate the pace of rehabilitation works ... Read more...

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Britain lifts travel ban to northern Sri Lanka


July 30th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Britain has removed restrictions on travel imposed on its citizens touring Sri Lanka's northern region. "This latest change means we no longer advise against travel to any part of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka denies deal with ‘rump Tamil Tigers’


July 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Sri Lanka has denied reports that the government is forming an 'alliance' with the supporters of the Tamil Tigers.According to BBC, Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cautions against ’sympathy for terrorism’


June 18th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 18 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday marked the first anniversary of the end of a thee-decade civil war by warning countries not to show sympathy for terrorism and ... Read more...

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Former Tamil rebels wed in Sri Lanka


June 13th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 13 (DPA) Fifty-three former Tamil rebel couples in northern Sri Lanka were wed in a mass ceremony Sunday, an official said. Most of the couples had met when they were members ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa assures Tamil MPs of resettling displaced civilians


June 9th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday assured a delegation of Tamil MPs that the displaced civilians living in refugee camps in the island-nation will be resettled ... Read more...

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India planning additional aid to Sri Lanka


May 11th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday met former Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and conveyed to him India's intention to provide additional aid for the ... Read more...

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India to pump in more aid for war ravaged Sri Lanka: Rao


May 11th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Monday said that New Delhi would continue to give financial aid to Sri Lanka for rehabilitation and reconstruction of the war-ravaged ... Read more...

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Iraqi amputees to wear Jaipur Foot


March 15th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 15 (IANS) Iraqis who have lost their legs in years of war and conflict would soon be mobile again, thanks to Jaipur Foot India would be providing them with. Indian ... Read more...

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Indian experts in Sri Lanka with Jaipur Foot (Lead)


March 12th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's separatist war finally over, Indian experts are in the island nation to provide the Jaipur Foot, artificial legs known to be cosmetically and functionally close to ... Read more...

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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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India for quicker resettlement of Tamils


March 8th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India Monday said it has urged Sri Lanka to quicken the resettlement of Tamils displaced by war and pledged aid for their housing projects as Foreign Secretary ... Read more...

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Explosion in northern Sri Lanka kills two children


February 15th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by BNO News
JAFFNA, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Two children were killed and others were injured after a bomb explosion in the northern Sri Lanka city of Jaffna on Monday, officials said.The blast happened ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka polls end with 70 per cent turnout (Third Lead)


January 26th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 26 (DPA) Polling in Sri Lanka's presidential election ended Tuesday with a turnout of more than 70 per cent as heavy security was deployed to prevent violence. Election observers reported sporadic ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans flock to vote despite blasts, violence (Second Lead)


January 26th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 26 (DPA) Polling in Sri Lanka's presidential election ended Tuesday with a turnout of more than 70 percent despite incidents of violence, explosions in the north and intimidation of voters, ... Read more...

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