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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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DMK to participate in Sep 20 bandh


September 18th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The DMK, a major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government, Tuesday announced that it would participate in the opposition sponsored Sep 20 bandh ... 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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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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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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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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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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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 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, South Korea eye increase in trade


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for South Korea Monday on a four-day official visit that will focus on increasing trade ties between the two countries.The ... 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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Indian delegation visits Sri Lanka’s war-torn north


April 19th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation has visited Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north where a large number of India-sponsored projects are being carried out, authorities said Thursday.The delegation felt ... Read more...

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Indian delegation holds talks in Sri Lanka


April 17th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 17 (IANS) A visiting Indian parliamentary delegation held talks in Colombo Tuesday to assess the post-war situation in the country, the Sri Lankan external affairs ministry said.The delegation, ... Read more...

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DMK withdraws from MPs delegation to Sri Lanka


April 15th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party DMK Sunday decided to pull out of the all-party delegation of Members of Parliament to Sri Lanka, saying the visit will ... 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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Sri Lanka urges India to review Geneva stand (Roundup)


March 20th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday urged India to review its stand on the "war crimes" resolution against it in Geneva, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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Curtail visits by Sri Lankan dignitaries: Jayalalithaa


March 7th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 7 (IANS) Hardening her stance against Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discourage frequent private visits by Sri ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa concludes Pakistan visit


February 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday concluded his three-day official visit to Pakistan.Rajapaksa held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Nasheed not to seek asylum in Sri Lanka: Daily


February 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed has said he will not seek asylum in Sri Lanka despite his family being here but instead continue to fight ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Sri Lanka to increase trade to over $2 bn


February 11th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Visiting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari have agreed to increase bilateral trade to over $2 billion over the next ... Read more...

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Zardari sets $2 bn trade target with Sri Lanka


February 11th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has called for stepping up efforts to boost bilateral trade with Sri Lanka from the current $375 million to $2 billion ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan president orders security for Nasheed’s wife


February 11th, 2012 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the police chief for providing security to the wife of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, said a presidential ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits Pakistan (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Pakistan Friday on a three-day state visit.Rajapaksa was received at the Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi by Senate ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits Pakistan


February 10th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Pakistan Friday on a three-day state visit.Rajapaksa was received at the Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi by Senate ... Read more...

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India should help Sri Lanka in constructive manner: Kalam


January 27th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) India should assist Sri Lanka in building a vibrant democratic set up and a constitution like itself rather than wasting time by talking about the past ... Read more...

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