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Punish the war guilty, US tells Sri Lanka


September 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) A top American official Friday asked Sri Lanka to carry out a credible investigation of "outstanding and serious allegations of human rights violations" and punish the ... Read more...

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175 Sri Lankan tourists to return following protests (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) One hundred and seventy-five Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit. ... Read more...

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Protest against Sri Lankan tourists near Trichy


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Over 175 Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit, said ... Read more...

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Travel advisory: India assures safety to visiting Sri Lankans (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid reports of attack on buses carrying Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu and a travel advisory issued by Colombo, the government Tuesday assured that ... 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 Lankan minister rushes to Britain over travel advisory


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris has left for London in an attempt to meet British officials and urge them to withdraw a travel advisory ... Read more...

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Sushma Swaraj unveils Ashoka painting


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has unveiled a painting depicting Emperor Asoka to mark the 2,600th year of the advent of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.The painting ... Read more...

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Move to stop attacks on fishermen: Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi


August 20th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK president M. Karunanidhi have asked the central government to take steps to stop the attacks on Indian ... Read more...

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India releases Sri Lankan boats, fishermen


August 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Coast Guard has released 11 Sri Lankan fishermen who were detained in Indian waters in May along with two fishing boats, it was announced ... 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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Swiss to grill Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka


July 27th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) Swiss officials are to visit Sri Lanka to talk to Tamil Tigers in custody over rebel activities in Switzerland and the funds they collected to support ... Read more...

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Prime Minister asked to take up fishermen arrest issue with Sri Lanka


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to take up with the Sri Lankan government the issue ... Read more...

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Tourism to Sri Lanka is booming


July 20th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's post-war tourism is booming. In the first half of this year, a total of 452,867 people including 85,000 from India, visited the island nation, ... Read more...

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Send back Sri Lankan Air Force trainees: Jayalalithaa


July 13th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday again urged the central government to send back the Sri Lankan Air Force personnel, now being trained in Bangalore, terming ... Read more...

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US to remain engaged with Sri Lanka, says envoy


July 4th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) The US will remain engaged with Sri Lanka despite some differences of opinion on the political front, the US ambassador to Sri Lanka said here Wednesday.In ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Navy harassing Indian fishermen: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up with Colombo the alleged harassment of Indian fishermen by the ... Read more...

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Take up fishermen harassment issue with Sri Lankan government: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of harassment of fishermen by the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi condemns Sri Lankan minister


June 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday condemned the reported threat by a Sri Lankan minister to massacre Tamils if they continued to support the Tamil National ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Cricket to trim staff by 60 percent


June 7th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka's cricket governing board has decided to reduce its staff by 60 percent to reduce losses and improve management, the sports ministry said here Thursday.Sri ... 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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BJP is fighting against corruption, black money: Advani


May 11th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Madurai, May 10 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K.Advani Thursday stressed that his party is a strong national party and is fighting hard to abolish corruption and black ... Read more...

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Indian helping hand in Sri Lankan cinema’s revival


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Cinema as a popular cultural mouthpiece is trying to revive itself in Sri Lanka after 30 years of civil war, courtesy a bunch of progressive ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka against disguising global influence


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) International "conspiracies" under the guise of human rights will not be allowed to break Sri Lankans' unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.Addressing a May Day rally ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka revises tourism target to 1 million


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has revised its tourist arrival target to one million and is planning to upgrade services for tourists following a 21.1-percent rise in numbers in ... Read more...

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Congress MPs to submit a report to PM about Sri Lanka visit


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Members of Parliament belonging to the Congress party who were part of the parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka said Saturday that a report about the ... Read more...

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Peaceful Sri Lanka records increase in tourists


April 18th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of tourist arrivals in March, according to data released by the Tourist Board Wednesday.The most number of ... 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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Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised in Sri Lanka (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has ordered an investigation into the vandalisation of some statues, including that of Mahatma Gandhi, in Batticaloa town."It has been brought to ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Sri Lanka


April 7th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has ordered an investigation into an incident in which several statues, including that of Mahatma Gandhi, were vandalised."It has been brought to ... Read more...

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Human rights body protests atrocities on Lankan Tamils


April 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Thursday protested near the Sri Lankan High Commission here against what they termed as the Sri Lankan Army's ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka keen to implement war commission report


April 4th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has told parliament that it has no objection in implementing recommendations of a war commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.The government stand ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe


March 27th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has decided to shut down some of its embassies in Europe, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.A spokesperson at the ministry said ... Read more...

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India justifies voting against Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India reiterated Saturday that it did the right thing by voting for a US resolution at the UN Human Rights Council that asked Sri ... Read more...

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UN official warns Sri Lanka over reprisals


March 24th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A UN human rights official has warned Sri Lanka against possible attacks on its rights activists after a UN body passed a resolution decrying rights violations ... Read more...

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Will India’s vote drive Sri Lanka closer to China?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India has made it clear to Sri Lanka that its vote on the US-backed resolution was aimed at speeding up the reconciliation process in the ... Read more...

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