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Pakistan's Air Force chief visits Sri Lanka
Pakistan Air Force chief Tahir Rafique Butt arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a three-day visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
DMK Chief's pro-Eelam organization calls UN not to allow Sri Lankan President to address UNGA
Aug 26, Chennai: Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation , the Tamil Nadu pro-Eelam organization led by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi plans to hold a demonstration on September 3 in Chennai to urge the United Nations not to allow Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address the General Assembly next month.
PAF chief arrives in Sri Lanka for three-day visit : August 26, 2014,
ISLAMABAD Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit on Wednesday on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal KA Gunatilleke.
Agenda for Pope's apostolic visit to Sri Lanka officially announced
Aug 26, Colombo: The programme of the Pope's apostolic trip to Sri Lanka, scheduled for January 2015, has officially been announced.
Sri Lanka keen to increase ICT reaching 75 percent of its population
Aug 26, Colombo: While Information and Communications Technologies in Sri Lanka is expanding and currently has reached over 50 percent of the population, the government is keen to see this rise with speed to 75 percent and beyond, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
India and Sri Lanka must respect each other's sovereignty - Avdhash Kaushal
Aug 25, Colombo: Prof. Avdhash Kaushal, Indian human rights activist, who was appointed by the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as one of the five international members to advise the Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka has said that India and Sri Lanka must respect each other's sovereignty.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Japan considers providing patrol ships to Sri Lanka
Aug 24, Colombo: The Japanese government is considering providing patrol ships to Sri Lanka to help strengthen its maritime surveillance capabilities, Kyodo News Service citing a Japanese government source said Sunday.
Lankan military briefs international panel on domestic war crimes probe
Sri Lanka's top security forces commanders have reportedly briefed the chairman of the International Advisory Panel appointed to advise a presidential commission inquiring into alleged atrocities committed during the 25 year-long civil war between government troops and the LTTE.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Ensure Justice for Tamil Minority, Modi Tells Lanka
COLOMBO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told leaders of the Tamil National Alliance in New Delhi on Saturday, that he had asked Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to talk to the TNA to find a lasting political solution to the Tamil question and address other issues faced by the people of the Tamil majority Northern Province.
Old Dutch Hospital in Galle Fort of southern Sri Lanka renovated as a shopping complex
Aug 23, Colombo: An old historic building within the Galle Fort of southern Sri Lanka has been renovated as an exclusive modern shopping complex while preserving its old Dutch architecture.
Sri Lanka, China presidents to open the last phase of Norochcholai coal power plant
Aug 23, Colombo: China's President Xi Jinping during his visit to Sri Lanka next month will join Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to commission the last phase of the China-funded Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai in north western Sri Lanka.
Salaries Commission to submit salary recommendations for Sri Lankan...
Aug 23, Colombo: The National Salaries Commission, appointed by the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa last November, said it will submit an interim report to the government prior to the preparation of the budget proposals.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Three Killed in Lanka Communal Violence
At least three people were killed and nearly 100 others injured when communal clashes broke out in a popular Sri Lankan tourist region, even as President Mahinda Rajapaksa today warned rioters against taking law into their own hands in curfew-bound areas.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Record harvest loss, food shortages hit dry Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's government is scrambling to ease the impact of record harvest losses on millions of farmers as the country enters its tenth month of an acute dry spell.
Sri Lankan Activist: Gov't Trying to Hurt UN Probe
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday.
Rajapaksa Inducts Two Indian Origin Tamil MPs as Deputy Ministers
Two Indian-origin Tamil lawmakers were today inducted as Deputy Ministers in Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's cabinet, a month ahead of polls in a province where a large number of ethnic Tamils live.
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BJP's policy on Lanka
There has been a reset in India's Sri Lanka policy which is at variance with what Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj had stated in public in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
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Peace? Sri Lanka is still at war -- within
Title: This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War; Author: Samanth Subramanian; Publisher: Hamish Hamilton ; Pages: 320; Price: Rs.499.
Sri Lanka: Colombo accelerates Sinhalicisation of Kagnchi-kudichchaaru in Ampaarai
A Buddhist monk, accompanied by two Karuna Group paramilitary operatives visited the villages three days ago vowing to put up a Buddhist temple within a month between the two villages, they further said.
Japanese Vice-Minister, Sri Lankan President discuss Colombo city development
Aug 20, Colombo: Japan's Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Manabu Sakai called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees Tuesday .