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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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No deal with Pakistan on n-plant: Sri Lanka


July 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday denied reports that it was to build a nuclear power plant in the east of the country with the assistance from Pakistan.Terming the ... 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 Lankan minister threatens protest in India


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has threatened to take some 5,000 fishermen to India to protest against poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters.Government Minister Douglas ... 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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India-Sri Lanka joint sea patrolling sought


March 29th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has called for joint patrolling by the Indian and Sri Lankan Navies to prevent clashes between their fishermen.Douglas Devananda, the ministry for ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister warns rights activists


March 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan Minister Mervyn Silva has threatened to "break the bones" of three rights activists who campaigned for a US resolution at Geneva that was deemed ... Read more...

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Krishna meets Sri Lankan Tamil, Muslim leaders


January 16th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday met separately leaders of ethnic Tamils and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) ahead of his talks Tuesday with ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister enjoys immunity, court told


September 20th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The external affairs ministry Tuesday told the Madras High Court that Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda, wanted in a firing case here in 1986, cannot be ... Read more...

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UAE, Sri Lanka discuss bilateral ties


August 30th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 29 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Sri Lanka met in Colombo Monday to discuss ways to improve bilateral relations.UAE Ambassador to Colombo ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka woos UAE for its tourism sector


August 18th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 17 (IANS/WAM) Sri Lanka wants UAE businessmen to invest in joint tourism ventures in this country.The sentiment reflected when Sri Lanka's Minister for Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa called ... Read more...

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Probe human rights violations, India urges Sri Lanka


May 17th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India Tuesday asked its Indian Ocean neighbour Sri Lanka to "expeditiously" act for "genuine reconciliation" by taking number of measures, which include probe into allegations ... Read more...

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Invest in Sri Lanka, says minister


April 19th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Having crushed the Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka holds tremendous trade and investment potential, a Sri Lankan minister has said.Senior Minister Sarath Amunugama highlighted the growing trade ... Read more...

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Lack of sanitation costs South Asia 5 percent GDP loss: Unicef


April 4th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) South Asian nations lose five percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annually because of lack of sanitation facilities and unhygienic behaviour, the Unicef said ... Read more...

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Row over fishing causing a crisis: Sri Lanka minister


March 16th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has warned that recurring clashes between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen may spark off a major showdown because the dispute is ... Read more...

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Indian MP refused entry into Sri Lanka


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Thol. Thirumavalavan, a member of the Indian parliament and leader of the VCK party, was denied entry into Sri Lanka by the island-nation's immigration officials Tuesday and was ... Read more...

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India-backed railway project inaugurated in Sri Lanka


February 16th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Over six years after devastating tsunami severely damaged a coastal railway, the new refurbished Galle-Matara network, sponsored by the Indian government, was inaugurated here in Sri Lanka Wednesday.A ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran to blame for LTTE’s demise, says Karuna


December 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 14 (IANS) Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was "solely responsible" for the crushing defeat of his group, a former aide who is now a Sri Lankan minister has said.Vinayamurthy Muralitharan ... Read more...

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Tamil groups protest against Sri Lankan delegation’s visit to Coimbatore


December 4th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Dec.4 (ANI): Tamil groups protested against a Sri Lankan delegation here on Saturday.The delegates, who were in the city to attend the Global India Textile Show, were forced to leave the ... Read more...

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India holds bilateral talks with Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Canada


November 3rd, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): India here on Wednesday held bilateral discussions with delegations of Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Canada, on the occasion of Petrotech 2010, and sought an increased cooperation in Hydro ... Read more...

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Arab envoys, Sri Lankan minister discuss economic ties


July 15th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 14 (IANS/WAM) Ambassadors from the UAE and other Arab countries Wednesday held talks here with the Sri Lankan economic minister to strengthen economic ties. UAE Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mahmoud Mohammed ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister ends hunger strike outside UN office


July 11th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): The construction minister of Sri Lanka, Wimal Weerawansa, who was on a fast unto death outside the United Nations office ended his protest after President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited ... Read more...

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Reaction to UN war crimes probe unwarranted: Ban tells Colombo


July 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 10 (DPA) A hunger strike by a former Sri Lankan minister against a UN investigation into alleged war crimes entered its third day here Saturday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Minister to fast ‘until death’ in protest against UN war crime panel


July 8th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) – A Minister from Sri Lanka has begun a fast 'until death' in front of the United Nations (UN) office in Colombo in protest of the war ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre and Tamil Nadu in Devananda case


June 14th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court Monday issued notice to the central and Tamil Nadu governments seeking response on the petition filed by an advocate for the arrest of Sri ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu blast an extremist act: Chidambaram


June 13th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday termed the attempt by unknown elements to derail a passenger train in Tamil Nadu as an extremist act and hoped police ... Read more...

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Eelam dreams only hurting Tamils: Sri Lankan minister (Interview)


June 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil minister who accompanied President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India says the Tamil diaspora's refusal to give up the Tamil ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister goes home, Indian court to hear arrest plea Monday (Lead)


June 12th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda, declared a proclaimed offender under the Indian law, returned to his country Friday as the Madras High Court said it will hear a ... Read more...

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High court to hear plea to arrest Sri Lankan minister


June 11th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) The Madras High Court will Monday hear a petition urging the arrest of a Sri Lankan minister who has been declared a proclaimed offender under the Indian law. The ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Minister Devananda faced charges in Indian Court


June 10th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): A public interest litigation (PIL) has been issued against Sri Lankan Minister for Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Douglas Devananda on charges of murder, rioting and unlawful ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister says all political leaders pardoned in 1987 (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, June 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda, who was declared a proclaimed offender by a Chennai court in 1986 and is accompanying President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his India ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister says ready to face legal action


June 10th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda, who was declared a proclaimed offender by a Chennai court in 1986 and is accompanying President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his India visit, ... Read more...

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Clinton says Sri Lanka reconciliation commision ‘holds promise’


May 29th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on Friday with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs Gamini Lakshman Peiris, the State Department Press Office announced.Secretary Clinton discussed ... Read more...

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Political settlement ‘very important’ in Sri Lanka: Minister (Interview)


November 13th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Now that the Tamil Tigers have been defeated, it is "very important" to have a political settlement to end Tamil grievances, a senior Sri ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka likely to ink new trade deal in 2010


September 14th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka are expected to sign a new economic agreement next year covering both goods and services, said the island nation's Minister of Investment Promotion ... Read more...

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