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BJP welcomes move to challenge death sentence awarded to Tamil Nadu fishermen  Nov 1, 1:38 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday welcomed New Delhi's decision to legally challenge the death sentence awarded to five fishermen from Tamil Nadu by a Sri Lankan court for alleged drug trafficking.
Sri Lanka cricket team arrives for ODI series  Oct 31, 9:48 pm
Bhubaneswar, Oct.31 (ANI): The Sri Lankan cricket team on Friday arrived in India to play a five-match One Day International (ODI) series against the hosts.
India to take legal route to contest death sentence of fishermen by Sri Lanka court  Oct 31, 9:11 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 31 (ANI): India has decided to legally challenge the death sentence passed on five fishermen from Tamil Nadu by a court in Sri Lanka.
United States to assist Sri Lanka in landslide rescue and relief efforts   Oct 31, 12:54 pm
Washington, Oct. 31 (ANI): The U.S. State Department has confirmed that it has received an official request from the Government of Sri Lanka for assistance in rescue and relief efforts at the site of a major landslide that has devastated the village of Koslanda- Meeriya Bedda in northern Badulla District.
UN Human Rights Committee asks Sri Lanka to repeal Constitution's 18th Amendment  Oct 31, 12:38 pm
Geneva, Oct.31 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Committee, while welcoming several measures taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure human rights of its citizens, has asked the government to repeal the 18th Amendment to the Constitution approved by the parliament in September 2010.
India to appeal against Lanka court's death sentence to five fishermen   Oct 31, 9:12 am
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi has said that the Indian Government will appeal against the judgment of a court in Sri Lanka to sentence five Indian fishermen to death.
PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Sri Lanka landslide   Oct 30, 6:50 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in Sri Lanka.
Death penalty to fishermen in Lanka: Politicos appeal for Govt. intervention   Oct 30, 6:50 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 30 (ANI): The leaders of various political parties on Thursday took the Narendra Modi-led government to task after a Sri Lankan Court awarded death penalty to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu.
India to appeal higher court in Lanka to seek return of five fishermen  Oct 30, 5:53 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 30 (ANI): India on Thursday stated that it will contest a Sri Lankan court's decision pronouncing the death sentence on five fishermen from Tamil Nadu by appealing against the sentence in a higher court in that country.
Sri Lanka, China ink MoU to develop rubber industry  Oct 30, 12:30 pm
Colombo, Oct.30 (ANI): Sri Lanka and China have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop the former's rubber industry.
US says Lanka has not sought its help for landslide tragedy  Oct 30, 12:20 pm
Washington, Oct.30 (ANI): The United States has said that the Government of Sri Lanka has not made any specific requests for assistance in search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Wednesday's landslide in an upcountry plantation area, which is believed to have buried about 300 people.
India, UN offer help to Sri Lanka in landslide rescue operations  Oct 30, 12:20 pm
Colombo/New York, Oct.30 (ANI): India on Thursday offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by Wednesday's landslide in the central hills of tea plantations.
Commonwealth chief urges Sri Lanka to accelerate efforts towards sustainable reconciliation  Oct 30, 11:48 am
Colombo, Oct.30 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to accelerate its efforts towards sustainable reconciliation and consolidation of its "successful and hard won peace" through continued implementation of the recommendations of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
Pope's visit to Sri Lanka confirmed   Oct 29, 2:10 pm
Colombo, Oct.29 (ANI): Pope Francis I will visit Sri Lanka from January 13 to 15, Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has confirmed.
Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lanka jail end fast over assured release  Oct 29, 12:03 pm
Colombo, Oct.29 (ANI): Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy have called off their hunger strike in a jail here after Sri Lankan officials assured that they would be released within a week, the Colombo Page reports.
Hundreds feared dead in massive landslide in Sri Lanka  Oct 29, 11:59 am
Colombo, Oct.29 (ANI): Hundreds of people are reportedly feared dead in Sri Lanka after a massive landslide early on Wednesday morning buried a row of line houses in Haldumulla, Badulla in the island nation's upcountry.
UN Counter-Terrorism Committee delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka  Oct 28, 5:18 pm
Colombo, Oct.28 (ANI): A UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) delegation headed by its Executive Director Jean-Paul Laborde, is due to arrive in Sri Lanka today on a three-day visit.
India-Sri Lanka Foundation invites project proposals for consideration   Oct 28, 11:57 am
Colombo, Oct.28 (ANI): The India-Sri Lanka Foundation, an organization fostering relations between the two countries through economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation, has invited proposals for funding projects in several areas, the High Commission of India in Colombo has said in a recent release.
Commonwealth Secretary-General, Sri Lankan President discuss CHOGM objectives  Oct 28, 11:57 am
Colombo, Oct.28 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met here on Monday and discussed reforms and objectives agreed upon at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 that took place in Colombo last November.
Navy chief hopes his Sri Lankan counterpart's visit will strengthen bilateral ties  Oct 27, 3:40 pm
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, on Monday expressed hope that the visit of his Sri Lankan counterpart Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera would further strengthen and bridge the friendship that exists between the two Asian neighbours and open-up avenues of co-operation between both sides.
Lankan Navy Chief allays India's fears on China, says his nation will not compromise on India's security  Oct 27, 10:46 am
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera on Monday allayed India's fears on increasing Chinese military presence in the island nation, as he categorically stated that his nation will never compromise on India's national security or for that matter of any other country.
Mukherjee releases stamp on Lanka Buddhist revivalist Angararika Dharmapala  Oct 25, 2:54 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 25 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday released a commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala, a Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Commonwealth chief on five-day visit to Sri Lanka  Oct 25, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is on a visit to Sri Lanka from October 25 to October 29 to brief the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the achievement of objectives and implementation of work set at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November 2013, the Commonwealth has said in a release.
Buddhist monk who abducted a 9-year-old boy in Sri Lanka remanded  Oct 25, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): A Buddhist monk, who was arrested for allegedly abducting a nine-year-old boy from the Batuwita area in Horana, has been remanded by a court until November 7.
Sri Lankan Navy Chief to leave for India tomorrow on official visit  Oct 25, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, will leave for India tomorrow on a five-day visit.
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