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Chiranjeevi’s son engaged


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Young Telugu actor and son of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan Teja was engaged to his long-time girlfriend Kamineni Upasana at a lavish ceremony held at a ... Read more...

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India reassures Sri Lankan Tamils of speedy resettlement


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India Wednesday rejected reports that it was bringing Indian nationals to Sri Lanka for reconstruction work in the war-ravaged northern districts and underlined its determination to ... Read more...

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Indian envoys meet Sri Lankan President


May 21st, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 21 (ANI): India's National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon on Thursday met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and sought a political solution to the ... Read more...

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India ‘hopeful of positive outcome’ in Sri Lanka (Second Lead)


April 24th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, April 24 (IANS) India said Friday it was hopeful of a "positive outcome" in Sri Lanka after two of its envoys met President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo and conveyed ... Read more...

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Indian envoys meet Rajapaksa, no word on truce (Lead)


April 24th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 24 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan Friday held talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and then flew back home, with Colombo hinting ... Read more...

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Menon, Narayanan in Colombo for talks with Rajapaksa


April 24th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 24 (IANS) India's Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan landed here Friday and flew straight to President Mahinda Rajapaksa's residence Temple Trees by helicopter for a ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran has spurned last chance of pardon: Rajapaksa


April 22nd, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday warned that Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran will now have to "face consequences for his acts" against the state during the past ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa urges global community to pressurise LTTE (Lead)


April 18th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, rather than asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa appeals to world community to exert pressure on LTTE


April 18th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, instead of asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Tactical manoeuvre launched to free civilians: Sri Lanka


April 6th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops Monday launched a "decisive tactical manoeuvre" to free thousands of civilians trapped in the Mullaitivu war-zone, a day after dealing a major military blow to ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa asks LTTE to free civilians, surrender before late


April 6th, 2009 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 5 (IANS) The military campaign against the Tamil Tigers was about to end, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Sunday and urged the rebel leadership to let free thousands of ... Read more...

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Ex-rebel commander sworn in as Sri Lanka minister


March 9th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 9 (IANS) Former Tamil Tiger commander Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, well-known as Karuna Amman, Monday took oath before President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the minister of national integration, minutes after joining the ruling ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Susanthika Jayasinghe retires from athletics


February 5th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Olympic medallist Susanthika Jayasinghe Thursday announced her retirement from athletics, ending nearly 18 years of excellence on the field, an official here said."Susanthika today (Thursday) announced ... Read more...

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Surrender, Rajapaksa urges LTTE as troops capture rebel bastion (Second Lead)


November 15th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the Tamil Tiger rebels to lay down weapons and come for talks, hours after his troops declared they had captured the ... Read more...

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India hasn’t demanded halting war against LTTE: Rajapaksa


October 21st, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday asserted that there was no demand from the Indian government to halt the military campaign against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricket board ‘amicably resolves’ contract row


July 11th, 2008 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, July 10 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Thursday "amicably resolved" the issue of players' contract that has remained a dispute since March this year. "We are pleased to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka expects Cairn India to extract oil by 2010 (Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, July 7 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Monday entered into a petroleum resources agreement with Cairn India Ltd to explore oil and natural gas deposits in the northwestern Mannar ... Read more...

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Cairn India signs oil exploration pact with Sri Lanka


July 7th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Cairn India Ltd Monday entered into an agreement with the Sri Lankan government to explore the oil and gas deposits in the north-western Mannar gulf of the island, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan president holds talks with top Indian delegation


June 21st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, June 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa held talks with a visiting high-level Indian delegation led by National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan Saturday morning, official sources said. "The ... Read more...

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5 shot in separate incidents in Sri Lanka


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:58 am ICT by admin
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) Two members of the LTTE's break away group Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP) and three civilians were killed and four other people were wounded by gunmen in two ... Read more...

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