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Rajapaksa visit: Vaiko, supporters detained


September 21st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 21 (IANS) MDMK leader Vaiko and his around 700 supporters, who were protesting Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to Madhya Pradesh, were Friday detained in Chhindwara district ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets Rajapaksa, presses for fast-tracking Tamil solution (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) India Thursday pressed Sri Lanka to speed up the process devolution of powers so that the Tamil citizens of the island nation can live in ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa discuss Tamil situation, bilateral ties (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday met Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and pressed him for an early solution to the decades-long ethnic issue and stressed ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa, Manmohan to meet for talks


September 20th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) India Thursday will press Sri Lanka to speed up an inclusive solution to the decades-long ethnic issue when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets President Mahinda ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa to meet Manmohan Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived here Wednesday night for a three-day official visit during which he is to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ... Read more...

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Amid Tamil Nadu unrest, Manmohan to meet Rajapaksa


September 18th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Thursday, and is expected to press for a viable political solution in the ... Read more...

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Self-immolation attempt to protest Rajapaksa’s visit


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) An autorickshaw driver was admitted to a hospital in Salem Monday with severe burn injuries after he attempted self-immolation in protest against the visit to India ... Read more...

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New US envoy presents credentials to Rajapaksa


September 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) US ambassador Michele J. Sison presented her credentials to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Friday.Sison is a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, ... Read more...

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Gender equality prerequisite for inclusive growth: Meira Kumar


September 13th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Gender equality and women's empowerment are not only human rights issues but also prerequisites for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, India discuss travel advisory


September 13th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka is holding discussions with India to lift a travel advisory issued after 184 Sri Lankan pilgrims were attacked in Tamil Nadu, a government spokesman ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins local council polls


September 9th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling party was the overall winner at elections held in three local councils a day earlier, showed official results released Sunday.The United Peoples Freedom ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa wants to discuss targeting of Sri Lankans with India


September 7th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to raise the issue of Sri Lankans being targeted in India's Tamil Nadu state when he undertakes a visit ... Read more...

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Fringe pro-LTTE groups behind Tamil Nadu violence: Sri Lankan envoy (Interview)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Terming the recent attack on Sri Lankan tourists as an "unfortunate aberration," Colombo's envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has blamed "fringe pro-LTTE groups" in the state ... Read more...

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DMK to submit Tamil meet resolutions to UN: Karunanidhi


September 4th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) DMK president M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said that his party will send the resolutions passed at the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meet here to the United Nations ... Read more...

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Both houses adjourned, two bills quickly passed (Third Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Continuing protests by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over coal block allocations Tuesday forced the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to adjourn for the ... Read more...

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BJP protests stall parliament again (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Continuing protests by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over coal block allocations Tuesday forced the Lok Sabha to adjourn for the day Tuesday, while ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues travel warning for southern India


September 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has issued a travel warning to Sri Lankans visiting southern India following a spate of incidents targeting Sri Lankan nationals, the external ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, China seek to strengthen military ties


September 1st, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka and China have sought to strengthen their military ties, the Sri Lankan defence ministry said Friday.The remarks followed a meeting between Chinese Defence ... 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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Sri Lanka tells troops to remain alert


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has urged its security forces to remain vigilant of groups both within and outside the country who may attempt to destabilise the ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa hails Mukherjee


July 25th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday said the election of Pranab Mukherjee as India's new president had brought "deep joy" to him."The government and people ... Read more...

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Ramesh to review India-aided projects in Sri Lanka


July 12th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will Thursday meet Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to review the progress of various developmental projects supported ... Read more...

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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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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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NSA to go to Colombo, voice India’s concerns


June 25th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India is set to voice its concerns over the slow pace of devolution process and seek an update on the rehabilitation of Tamils displaced ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to ban sportsmen refusing to represent country


June 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka is considering imposing a temporary ban on national athletes who refuse to represent the country at any given time.Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Xinhua ... Read more...

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My life is under threat: Sri Lankan ex-army chief


June 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 10 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was recently released from prison, Sunday said his life is under threat and he needs to be provided ... Read more...

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Former Sri Lankan army chief to be tried for mutiny


June 7th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was released from jail a few weeks ago, and his personal assistant will be tried for harbouring army ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief released from jail


May 21st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka was formally freed from prison Monday following a presidential pardon.Large crowds gathered outside the prison to greet Fonseka, who ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa orders release of jailed ex-army chief


May 20th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has pardoned jailed former army commander Sarath Fonseka and authorised his release, a presidential spokesman said Sunday.Bandula Jayasekera said the document ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka welcomes foreign aid


May 19th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka is ready to accept development assistance from its foreign partners but will not tolerate foreign interference in its reconciliation process, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan ex-army chief gets bail


May 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka Friday got bail in a case in which he is accused of harbouring army deserters.Fonseka was granted the ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa gets nod to free jailed ex-army chief


May 17th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has approved the release of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, an official said Thursday.President Mahinda Rajapaksa has obtained the approval of ... Read more...

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EU wants fair trail for Sri Lanka detainees


May 6th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Sunday called for a fair trial for suspected Tamil Tiger rebels held in Sri Lankan prisons.They should be either charged or released, ... Read more...

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Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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