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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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Ensure safety of Sri Lankans in India: Amnesty


September 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to ensure safety of Sri Lankans visiting India and investigate the recent attacks on them."The ... Read more...

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Attack on Lankan visitors unacceptable, says Karunanidhi


September 5th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) DMK President M. Karunanidhi Wednesday said attacking Sri Lankans visiting Tamil Nadu or other parts of India is unacceptable and will affect ties between the two ... 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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Lahiri fires 69 to take lead


August 9th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 9 (IANS) Local hope Anirban Lahiri snatched the lead at the end of third round in the PGTI Players Championship presented by Prestige Golfshire Club after he posted ... Read more...

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Chinese fishermen detained in Sri Lanka released


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 6 (IANS) The 37 Chinese fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy Sunday night have been released, the Chinese embassy in Colombo said Monday.The embassy was notified by ... 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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Sri Lankan politician arrested for human smuggling


July 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) A politician and another suspect have been arrested over a human smuggling operation in Sri Lanka, police said.Police spokesperson Ajith Rohana told Xinhua that the politician ... Read more...

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Kohli stars in India’s 21-run win over Sri Lanka (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, July 21 (IANS) Virat Kohli's 106 off 113 balls helped India beat Sri Lanka by 21 runs in the first One-day International of the five-match series here Saturday.Kohli ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to resume ODI rivalry


July 20th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) The teams that took on each other in the 2011 World Cup finals will once again face off in a One-Day series with India looking ... Read more...

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Do not train Sri Lankans: Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and former chief minister M. Karunanidhi Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in ... Read more...

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36 Sri Lankans deported, reach Colombo (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Thirty-six Sri Lankans, including 28 Tamils, reached Sri Lanka Friday after being deported from Britain, media reports said.The deportation took place after the British government rejected ... Read more...

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Nine killed in South Korean fire


May 6th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 6 (IANS) At least nine people, including three Sri Lankans, were killed and 25 injured when a fire broke out in a karaoke bar in a ... Read more...

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Irish cricketer Kevin disappointed at missing IPL


May 4th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Ireland cricketer Kevin O'Brien, who holds the record for the fastest century in the World Cup, is disappointed at missing the Indian Premier League ... 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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Daley, Mohammed star in West Indies eves’ win


April 26th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 26 (IANS/CMC) Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed undermined the Sri Lanka batting with a five-wicket haul to spur West Indies women to a resounding 88-run win over Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places


April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, Israel hold bilateral trade talks


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka and Israel have held their first bilateral consultation on enhancing trade ties, authorities said.This came immediately after Palestinian President Muhammad Abbas toured Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Britain wastes millions on deporting migrants


April 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Britain's border control agency has wasted millions of pounds on chartering half-empty flights to deport illegal migrants, including Pakistanis and Sri Lankans, a media report said ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest against Geneva resolution


March 20th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Some 2,000 Sri Lankans marched to the British High Commission here Tuesday to condemn Western countries for a resolution that accuses Colombo of committing "war crimes".The ... Read more...

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Don’t link critics to LTTE, Sri Lanka told


March 15th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that it was wrong on the part of the Sri Lankan government to link those questioning the country's human rights ... Read more...

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India ride on Kohli and Gambhir’s brilliance to beat Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 13 (IANS) Riding on centuries from Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, India defeated Sri Lanka by 50 runs in the second ODI of the Asia Cup ... Read more...

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Gambhir, Kohli hit centuries as India set Sri Lanka 305 to chase (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 13 (IANS) A double century stand between centurions Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli took India to a competitive 304 for three in 50 overs against Sri ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest Prabhakaran video


March 13th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 13 (IANS) A large number of Sri Lankans Tuesday marched through the capital's streets shouting anti-US slogans and protesting a Channel 4 video about the death of LTTE ... Read more...

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A million strong Indian-American voters gain political clout


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Indian Americans have emerged as an increasingly powerful segment of the American electorate as President Barack Obama makes his re-election bid this November, according to ... Read more...

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Kohli fashions a miracle chase for India (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hobart, Feb 28 (IANS) Virat Kohli produced a career-best unbeaten 133 to fashion India's miracle chase of getting 321 in just 36.4 overs against Sri Lanka in the ... Read more...

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Loss of early wickets cost us dear: Dhoni


February 19th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the early loss of wickets for the crushing defeat against Australia in the seventh match of the One-day International ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka thrash Australia by eight wickets


February 17th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka recorded their first victory in the Commonwealth Bank Tri-Series, beating Australia by eight-wickets in a rain-marred match at Sydney Cricket Ground Friday.Australia were ... Read more...

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IPL windfall for Jadeja, Vinay Kumar, Jayawardene (Roundup)


February 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 4 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja, R. Vinay Kumar and Mahela Jayawardene attracted millions from the Indian Premier League franchisees on a day the players' auction was overshadowed by ... Read more...

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Jadeja, Vinay Kumar, Jayawardene top draws at IPL auction (Second Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 4 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja, R. Vinay Kumar and Mahela Jayawardene became the top draws while West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and leggie Sunil Narine were the surprise buys ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka selectors must go, says Ranatunga (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's cricket selection panel should be axed following the team's shabby showing in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), former captain Arjuna Ranatunga ... Read more...

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Ranatunga says SL selectors must resign over team’s poor performance


January 16th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan cricket captain-turned-politician Arjuna Ranatunga says the current national cricket selection panel should be sacked following the national team's poor performance in the United ... 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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Indian Americans grow to 3.2 mn, top in income


November 16th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Some 3.2 million Indian Americans, including Asian Indians of mixed race, lived in the United States in 2010 as South Asians led all Asian groups in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka at ‘critical point’ post-LTTE, says politician (Interview)


November 15th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Nov 15 (IANS) A prominent Sri Lankan politician who played a key role in the peace process says his country stands at "a critical point" when decision makers need ... Read more...

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