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  • PMK calls for shock treatment to Lankan government for arresting 43 Tamil fishermen December 10, 2014

    Chennai: Despite strong protests from India, the Sri Lankan Navy continues to arrest Tamil fishermen from India who stray into international waters or Sri Lankan waters. In yet another incident, 43 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Pondicherry were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday. The ruling...
  • Sri Lanka welcomes EU decision to appeal against LTTE delisting December 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka welcomed the EU decision to appeal against the LTTE's delisting as a terrorist entity by a European court. "The action taken by the Council of the European Union (EU) demonstrates commitment for the fight against terrorism at a time when this threat is increasingly posing a significant...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 26, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 26, 2014

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  • News 360: Modi snubs Sharif at SAARC, says combat cross-border terror November 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held bilateral talks with all Heads of Government and State attending the 18th SAARC Summit with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the only conspicuous exemption. Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are...
  • Pakistan stalls India-backed SAARC pacts, Modi to hold bilateral meeting with all but Sharif November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Pakistan's intransigence on Wednesday came in the way of the SAARC Summit failing to sign agreements on greater connectivity among the eight member nations on its opening day marked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the members to fulfill their commitment to combat terrorism. As the opening of the summit...
  • PM Modi meets Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, thanks him for Indian fishermen release November 26, 2014

    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...
  • MDMK Chief Vaiko attacks Modi for greeting Lankan President Rajapaksa November 26, 2014

    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...
  • Five fishermen released by Sri Lankan government return to India November 20, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lanka to release 5 Indian fishermen on death row without any conditions November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In good news for the five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in the Sri Lankan jail, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to pardon and release them without any conditions within two or three days. The decision comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan...
  • Five Tamil fishermen serving death sentence in Sri Lanka to be transferred to Indian jail November 10, 2014

    Chennai: In a big relief to the families of five Tamil fishermen who were awarded death penalty by a Sri Lankan court, the island nation has decided to transfer all the five convicts to Indian jail, according to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. The breakthrough happened after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped...
  • Sri Lanka's Bar Association asks for hearing on country's presidential terms November 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Bar Association asked the Supreme Court to hold an oral hearing on whether President Mahinda Rajapaksa could seek a third term in office. Rajapaksa sought the court's opinion if he could contest an election two years before his second term ends. The constitution has been changed to...
  • India-assisted northern Lanka railways trial run successful October 31, 2014

    Colombo: India announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war. The trial took place along the renovated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram line. "The trial run evoked considerable enthusiasm among the local...
  • Did not wish Modi on Birthday due to Xi's Gujarat visit: Sri Lankan President September 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday told two visiting BJP leaders that he deliberately refrained from wishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday because he did not want to disturb the Premier with Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting Gujarat. BJP national secretary P Muralidhar Rao and the party's...
  • Sri Lankan President puts Pakistan visit on hold August 19, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was due to visit Pakistan later this month may delay his travel plans because of political unrest in Islamabad, officials said on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan government had not officially announced dates for the visit but developments in the Pakistani capital which is currently...
  • Meet Lanka president to sort fishermen issue: Subramanian Swamy to Jaya June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to work out a compromise to resolve the recurring issue of the arrest of Indian fishermen by the island nations's navy. In a statement, Swamy also...
  • Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajpaksa heads to Bolivia for G77 summit June 12, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on headed towards Bolivia to attend a G77 summit, at a time when the parliament is set to discuss the impending international probe on alleged human rights violations during the last phase of the conflict with the LTTE. The G77 meeting is to be held...
  • Sri Lanka releases 51 Indian fishermen June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has released 51 Indian fishermen and they were on their way back home. The fishermen were arrested for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had ordered the release of the fishermen as a good will gesture ahead of his attending Prime...
  • Sri Lankan government will release 78 Indian fishermen: Mahinda Rajapaksa June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government on Monday said that it will release 78 Indian fishermen who were arrested by the Navy for illegally poaching in Sri Lanka's waters on Saturday. The move came a day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to Modi on fishermen issue, demands strict action June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her opposition to the Sri Lankan government. She wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday demanding action against the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for capturing 82 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seizing 18 boats. She said that India must deal decisively...
  • Sri Lanka releases 33 Indian fishermen June 5, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has released 33 Indian fishermen following the orders of the country's President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The development came as a goodwill gesture after the Sri Lankan President met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May at later's oath taking ceremony. Talks between India and Sri Lanka on the fishermen issue...
  • Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa orders release of 29 Indian fishermen June 3, 2014

    Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of 29 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. The fishermen had been produced before the magistrate in the northeastern town of Mannar and ordered to be in remand custody until June 16. They were part of...
  • SL Navy arrests 29 Tamil fishermen just 5 days after Rajapaksa's visit June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 29 fishermen from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and detained six boats. The arrests came less than a week after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin. The arrest came two days before Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to...
  • Jayalalithaa to meet PM Modi on June 3 May 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 3. This is her first meeting after Modi's anointment as the PM last week. Jayalalithaa had boycotted PM Modi's swearingin ceremony in protest of the invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Jayalalithaa will meet Modi at his...
  • Rajapaksa briefs Modi on Lanka's reconciliation process May 28, 2014

    Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sri Lanka's initiatives to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community, as they held wideranging talks in New Delhi on a host of issues. During the meeting both sides tried to understand the common challenges and discussed ways to enhance...
  • Snapshot: Separated at birth? Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa looks exactly like South Indian filmstar Srinivasan May 28, 2014

    The resemblance between the two is just uncanny.Communications professional Karthik Srinivasan tweeted this hilarious photo collage of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and South Indian film star Srinivasan. The two men could well be separated at birth given how similar they are to each other in looks.But the similarities do...
  • PM Modi begins work with foreign affairs, meets Pak PM, other leaders May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the seven SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all was...
  • Live: Had an excellent meeting with Modi, looking forward to a positive outcome, says Sharif May 27, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all the seven SAARC leaders today. The SAARC leaders were in India to attend Modi's swearingin ceremony. ...