Rajapaksa

  • 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 14, 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 swearing-in. The arrest came two days before Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to...
  • Jayalalithaa to meet PM Modi on June 3 June 14, 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 swearing-in 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 June 14, 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 wide-ranging 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 June 14, 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 June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all the seven SAARC leaders today. The SAARC leaders were in India to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Hyderabad House in the national capital on Tuesday. The two leaders will hold goodwill talks to build confidence among the two nations. The meeting will take place despite protests from all Tamil allies including MDMK and...
  • Nawaz Sharif, Mahinda Rajapaksa arrive for Modi's swearing-in June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are among a slew of foreign dignitaries who arrived on Monday to attend Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. 63-year-old Modi, who led BJP to an astounding victory in the Lok Sabha polls, had last week extended an...
  • Delhi: MDMK's Vaiko protests against Rajapaksa, detained for defying prohibitory orders May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: MDMK chief Vaiko along with around 100 supporters have been detained for defying prohibitory orders after he held a protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Vaiko along with his supporters broke a barricade and tried to move out of Jantar...
  • Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Rajinikanth to skip, but wife Latha to attend June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, who had been invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi today, will not attend the function, sources close to the actor said. CNN-IBN reports that the star's wife Latha will attend the ceremony. They said the actor was not in town and, therefore, would not...
  • Here is what people expect from new PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi, a 63-year-old man who is behind the BJP's astonishing victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will take oath as the 15th Prime Minister of world's largest democracy on Monday. The much awaited swearing-in ceremony, administered by President Pranab Mukherjee, is scheduled to take place at 6:00 pm...
  • Except few Tamil, India welcoming Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka May 25, 2014

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said that whole India was welcoming president Mahinda Rajapaksa except a few elements in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Welcome Pakistan, Sri Lanka's decision to release Indian fishermen: Modi May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi welcomed Sri Lanka and Pakistan's decision to free Indian fishermen in their custody. "I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!," he tweeted on Sunday evening. A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's...
  • Utilise Lankan President visit to solve Tamils issue: CPM to Centre May 25, 2014

    Amid strong opposition from all quarters to Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi's invite to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in, CPM on Sunday said the Centre should utilise this occasion for resolving the Lankan Tamils issue. "There has been no investigation into the alleged human rights violations during the...
  • Jaya not to attend Modi's swearing-in, won't send any representative too May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: To mark her protest against the presence of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will skip the swearing-in of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Monday. Sources also say that she will not be sending any representative for the event as well. Meanwhile, Tamil students...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka free Indian fishermen to mark Modi's swearing-in May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have ordered the release of Indian fishermen in their custody. Both Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa are being invited for the ceremony. Pakistan will release 152 Indian fisherman while...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko to hold black flag protest against Rajapaksa in Delhi May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko, an important all of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu, will hold a black flag demonstration against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Delhi on Monday. Rajapaksa will be in Delhi on Monday to attend Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony...
  • Tamil parties oppose invitation to Rajapaksa for Modi's swearing-in May 24, 2014

    Political parties in Tamil Nadu are up in arms over Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa being invited for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Monday. After BJP ally MDMK leader Vaiko opposed Rajapaksa's presence, another ally PMK also joined in and party founder Ramadoss urged Modi to review his...
  • Tamil leaders unite against invite to Sri Lanka for Modi's swearing-in May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu politics is on the boil again over the alleged mistreatment of Lankan Tamils by the Colombo government. The Tamil Nadu political leaders have voiced their opposition to Narendra Modi's invite to Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in ceremony arguing that it has hurt the...
  • SL President may also bring Northern Province CM for Modi oath-taking May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a backlash from the Tamil Nadu political class over the invite sent out to Sri Lanka for PM-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, the Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday tweeted that he was also bringing along Wigneswaran, the newly-elected Chief Minister of Northern Province, also known as...
  • Rajapaksa thanks Modi for inviting him on swearing-in ceremony May 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday thanked Narendra Modi for extending an invitation to him to attend his swearing-in ceremony on Monday. "Thank you for the invitation to attend your swearing-in ceremony. I look forward to being there," tweeted Rajapaksa, who just returned to Colombo last night after a...
  • BJP ally Vaiko opposes Rajapaksa's presence at PM Modi's swearing-in May 23, 2014

    Chennai: The controversy over the invitation to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on May 26 continues. BJP ally MDMK chief Vaiko has opposed invitation to Mahinda Rajapaksa. Vaiko said, "At this juncture if Rajapaksa is invited, whose hands are stained with the blood of...
  • Jayalalithaa to skip Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 22, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will skip the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister as she is opposed to the invitation sent out to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa. ...