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  • Centre says 24 Indian fishermen currently in detention in Sri Lanka 20 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 24 Indian fishermen are currently under detention or arrest in Sri Lankan jails on the charge of alleged fishery related violation, the government said on Thursday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Gen...
  • ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. While former captain Dilshan will lose 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing, allrounder Perera was docked 20...
  • Sri Lanka to pay silent tribute to Phillip Hughes 22 hours 5 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka's cricket players will observe a two minute silence at the start of their next one-day international against England in Colombo on Saturday as a mark of respect for Australia's Phillip Hughes. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said national players will also wear black armbands as a sign of mourning for...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka win despite Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara heroics Yesterday

    Sri Lanka overcame a brilliant century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo from Ravi Bopara to defeat England by 25 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. Opener Ali smashed 119 off 87 balls with 11 boundaries and five sixes as the tourists made a spirited chase...
  • Modi calls for stronger ties with Lanka, ally MDMK celebrates LTTE chief's birth anniversary Yesterday

    Chennai: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for closer ties with SAARC countries including Sri Lanka, NDA's alliance partner and MDMK chief Vaiko led celebrations in Tamil Nadu for slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary. Over five years since the terrorist outfit LTTE's decimation in Sri Lanka,...
  • PM Modi meets Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, thanks him for Indian fishermen release Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during which he thanked him for pardoning and sending back five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death for alleged drug trafficking. During the meeting, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes, the two...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI in Colombo Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis ENGLAND: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler...
  • MDMK Chief Vaiko attacks Modi for greeting Lankan President Rajapaksa 2 days ago

    Chennai: The MDMK chief Vaiko has condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the SAARC summit. In a statement he said "I am terribly pained at the attitude of my prime minister. It's atrocious to commend the racist president who has killed several Tamils. And...
  • 1st ODI: England, Sri Lanka begin World Cup tune-up 3 days ago

    England will look to settle scores against Sri Lanka after their bad-tempered clash earlier this year when the two sides meet in a pre-World Cup one-day series from Wednesday. The seven-match tour has been spiced up by comments from England captain Alastair Cook that his team will try to exact revenge...
  • Unfazed by the danger, fishermen continue to sail in troubled waters 3 days ago

    Sri Lanka has arrested and subsequently released hundreds of fishermen from Tamil Nadu for trespassing and illegally poaching in Lankan waters. While many have come under attack, some have even been allegedly killed in firing by the Sri Lankan Navy. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out what makes Rameswaram's fisherman venture...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam urges Modi to secure release of 14 fishermen held by Sri Lanka 4 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to ensure the release of 14 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday for trespassing into Lankan waters. He said it is unfortunate that incident has taken place after...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen tracking GPS to sail in waters along the India-Sri Lanka border 4 days ago

    Rameswaram: Sri Lanka's frequent detention and release of Indian fishermen and their boats has raised many a quuestions over the years. Presently, there are 38 fishemen from Tamil Nadu who are lodged in Sri Lankan jails as a result of crossing over the International Maritime Boundary Line between India and...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 14 Indian fishermen 4 days ago

    Chennai: Just days after five Tamil fishermen were released from Sri Lankan prison, the island country's Navy arrested 14 Indian fishermen on Sunday for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters. 10 fishermen were arrested from Pudukkottai and four from Rameswaram. This comes days after the Sri Lankan government made the big gesture of...
  • Rameswaram: 5 fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome 6 days ago

    Chennai: Three years after five fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lanka and charged with allegedly smuggling drugs into the country, they atlast returned home. The five men from Rameswaram received a hero's welcome. Sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court in October, the...
  • Sangakkara asked to review retirement: reports 6 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has been asked to review his retirement plans after he had told national selectors in April of hanging up his boots post the 2015 World Cup in Australia. The 37-year-old left-handed batsman might still be keen on giving up ODIs after the 50-over World Cup...
  • Grateful to PM Modi for his help in getting us back home: A released fisherman 1 week ago

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India. A fishermen said, "There have been huge efforts made, diplomatic and otherwise, to secure our release. We heard people have been on hunger fasts for 15 days. The diplomatic efforts from the two countries have...
  • Angelo Mathews wants settled Sri Lanka for England series 1 week ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches. Rival captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday that...
  • Alastair Cook seeks revenge in Sri Lanka 1 week ago

    London: England captain Alastair Cook on Thursday vowed to try and win a seven-match series in a tit-for-tat revenge against Sri Lanka ahead of next year's World Cup. Speaking to reporters at the start of the ODI series, seen as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup in Australia...
  • 5 Indian fishermen set free by Sri Lanka arrive in Chennai 1 week ago

    Chennai: Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking but set free after President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned them, arrived on Friday. The fishermen from Rameswaram, who were released by Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday, arrived by an Air India flight at 1:05...
  • Five fishermen released by Sri Lankan government return to India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India on Thursday. The five Indian fishermen were serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. They landed on Delhi airport from where they were taken to an undisclosed location. They are likely to...
  • Difficult to surpass Rohit Sharma's 264, says Brian Lara November 20, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara on Wednesday said that Indian batsman Rohit Sharma's record one-day international (ODI) knock of 264 will be difficult to surpass. Rohit stunned the cricketing world with his monster score against Sri Lanka last week, smashing the previous record of 219 held by fellow Indian...
  • Srilankan President Rajapaksa declares snap polls to his post, seeks third term November 20, 2014

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed a proclamation declaring his intention to hold a fresh Presidential Election seeking another term on Thursday. He had received the unanimous approval of his party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to declare a snap presidential election in early January, two years...
  • I make sure my ruthless nature rubs onto the team: Virat Kohli November 20, 2014

    India's ace batsman Virat Kohli feels that his endeavour always is to lead a young Indian side by example and wants the team to make winning a habit and not give an inch to the opposition. Kohli, who was the stand-in skipper in the recently concluded home series against Sri Lanka,...
  • Tamil fishermen released from Sri Lankan prison to reach home today November 20, 2014

    Chennai: The five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case will reach home on Thursday. The fishermen were released on Wednesday by Sri Lankan government. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Indian fishermen released: Sri Lanka says it's a pardon but not a reduction of sentence November 19, 2014

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. Sri Lankan Minister Senthil Thondaman said, "PM Modi spoke to President Rajapaksa and the latter decided to pardon the five Indian fishermen facing death sentence. It...
  • Vaiko calls for a massive celebration of LTTE chief’s birthday November 19, 2014

    Chennai: The NDA ally and the MDMK Chief Vaiko in a statement called for a massive celebration in Tamil Nadu on the occasion of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birthday. Vaiko wants the people of Tamil Nadu to hold prayer meetings, offer prayers, burst crackers and distribute sweets. LTTE is...
  • Sri Lanka releases 5 Indian fishermen facing death sentence after President Rajapaksa grants pardon November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the fishermen to an...
  • Key Rajapaksa ally quits Lanka's ruling coalition November 18, 2014

    Colombo: In a blow to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a key ally pulled out of the ruling coalition on Monday in protest against his refusal to give up virtually unlimited powers, a day before he was likely to announce snap presidential polls. Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) or National Heritage Party...
  • 'This Divided Island' by Samanth Subramanian is humane and harrowing November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The first book that I had read about the Sri Lankan War was Ru Freeman's 'On Sal Mal Lane'. Though it was a work of fiction, it introduced me to the conditions and life of people living in a war zone and terror has become a part of...