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Congress refuses to give credit to BJP, PM Modi on Colombo releasing five Indian fishermen  Nov 20, 4:05 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday suggested that the release of five Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka happened because of the respect which India commands internationally, and therefore, refused to give credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Sri Lanka identified as one of 13 nations at risk of increased terrorist activity  Nov 20, 1:25 pm
London/Colombo, Nov.20 (ANI): Sri Lanka has been identified as one of the 13 countries that are at risk of increased terrorist activity from current levels in the 2014 Global Terrorism Index Report released on Wednesday.
Rudy welcomes Lanka's move to release five Indian fishermen, lauds PM Modi  Nov 20, 1:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday welcomed Colombo's move to release five Tamil Nadu fishermen who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, describing the decision as arising out of the great positioning of India internationally under the pioneering leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sri Lanka releases five Tamil Nadu fishermen facing death sentence  Nov 20, 8:24 am
Colombo, Nov.20 (ANI): Sri Lanka has released the five Indian fishermen who were convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.
Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka death row withdraw appeal  Nov 19, 1:22 pm
Colombo, Nov.19 (ANI): The five Indian fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka have reportedly withdrawn their appeal filed on behalf of them in Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal.
Two ministers resign from governments in Sri Lanka  Nov 19, 1:22 pm
Colombo, Nov.19 (ANI): Objecting to the holding of the presidential election and the general election on the same day, besides other issues, Sri Lanka's coalition party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), has withdrawn two of its ministers from the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led government.
India to take part in Defence Chiefs' Dialogue in Sri Lanka  Nov 16, 10:45 am
Colombo, Nov.16 (ANI): India will join seven other SAARC and ten ASEAN member nations at the inaugural South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defense Chiefs' Dialogue- 014 from November 27 to 29 in Colombo.
Rajapaksa charges Norway with funding LTTE  Nov 16, 9:31 am
Colombo, Nov.16 (ANI): President Mahinda Rajapaksa has charged Norway with funding the Liberation Tigers for Tamil Ealam (LTTE) terrorist group during the island's three-decade civil war, and demanded an investigation into the involvement of the former Norwegian Government.
Sri Lanka parliament extends term of committee on ethnic issue for six more months  Nov 15, 9:07 am
Colombo, Nov.15 (ANI): Sri Lanka's parliament has through a motion given its approval to extend the term of a Parliament Select Committee (PSC) that is formulating a political solution for the country's ethnic issue by a further six months.
Sri Lanka to import 50 K metric tons of rice from Bangladesh  Nov 15, 8:40 am
Colombo, Nov.15 (ANI): Sri Lanka will import 50,000 metric tons of rice from Bangladesh to ensure food security and control the escalating price of Sri Lankan's staple food.
Yechury welcomes Colombo's move to free Indian fishermen  Nov 12, 2:05 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 12 (ANI): Senior CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday welcomed the Sri Lankan Government's decision to pardon five Indian fishermen sentenced to death for drug smuggling in the island nation.
India hands over Rs. 5 million worth of relief goods for Lanka landslide victims  Nov 11, 12:50 pm
Colombo, Nov.11 (ANI): India's Assistant High Commissioner in Kandy A. Natarajan, has handed over Rs.5 million worth of relief goods to the Governor of Sri Lanka's Uva Province C. Nanda Mathew, as emergency humanitarian assistance for victims of the devastating October 29 landslide in the Haldummulla Division of Badulla District.
Indian defence team meets Sri Lanka army chief  Nov 11, 11:52 am
Colombo, Nov.11 (ANI): A 20-member military delegation of the Army War College of India is currently visiting Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour, the Sri Lankan Army said.
Lanka SC to deliver public opinion on Rajapaksa's eligibility to contest third presidential term  Nov 11, 11:44 am
Colombo, Nov. 11 (ANI): A full bench of Sri Lanka's Supreme Court will announce its opinion publicly on incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa's eligibility to contest for a third term.
Sri Lankan President to visit Nepal monastery on SAARC Summit sidelines  Nov 10, 1:23 pm
Colombo/Kathmandu, Nov.10 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit the Buddhist monastery of Chabahil (Charumati) in Kathmandu on the sidelines of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit to be held in the Nepal capital later this month.
Sri Lanka calls off recovery operations at landslide hit village  Nov 10, 1:22 pm
Colombo, Nov.10 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has called off search operations at the Koslanda Meeriyabedda landslide site in the island-nation's Badulla District after twelve days.
Sri Lanka to suspend recovery in landslide hit village  Nov 9, 12:32 pm
Colombo, Nov.9 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Minister Mahindananda Amaraweera said recovery operations in landslide hit Meeriyabedda village would probably be halted from Sunday.
India likely to file appeal against Colombo HC's death sentence to five fishermen on Monday  Nov 9, 12:32 pm
Colombo, Nov.9 (ANI): India is reportedly preparing to file an appeal before Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on November 10 challenging the death sentences handed out to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Colombo High Court on charges of drugs smuggling.
Sri Lanka terms UN rights chief inept in comprehending its concerns  Nov 9, 11:55 am
Colombo, Nov.9 (ANI): Reacting to comments made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the Sri Lankan government has said that his office is incapable of understanding the latter's concerns on what it called a 'flawed" investigation.
Tamil fishermen issue can be resolved via dialogue, says Sri Lanka minister  Nov 5, 9:25 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 5 (ANI): Sri Lanka International Monetary Co-Operation Minister Sarath Amunugama on Wednesday said that the issue surrounding the five Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court, can be resolved through a dialogue between New Delhi and Colombo.
Fishermen death row: Sri Lankan expert calls for bilateral settlement  Nov 5, 5:57 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 5 (ANI): The executive director of Sri Lanka's Institute of Policy Studies, Dr. Saman Kelegama, on Wednesday called for a bilateral settlement between New Delhi and Colombo on the issue of the death penalty given to five Indian fishermen in a drug smuggling case.
Sri Lanka halts landslide recovery operations over threats of more earth slips  Nov 5, 12:24 pm
Colombo, Nov.5 (ANI): Authorities in Sri Lanka have temporarily halted the recovery operations at the landslide site in Koslanda Meeriyabedda village in the island-nation's Badulla District as the inclement weather continued threatening more earth slips.
India conveys 'sensitivities of Indian Public' to Sri Lanka over fishermen issue  Nov 5, 11:52 am
Colombo, Nov. 5 (ANI): India has conveyed the "sensitivities of the Indian public" to Sri Lanka over the detention of Indian fishermen in international waters and the recent death sentences handed out by a Sri Lankan court to five Indian fishermen who were charged of drug trafficking.
Indian envoy to Lanka meets jailed fishermen, assures them of Govt. support  Nov 4, 4:10 pm
Colombo, Nov. 4 (ANI): India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Yash Sinha on Tuesday met the five Indian fishermen who were awarded death sentences recently by the Colombo High Court, and is believed to have assured them of New Delhi making all efforts in securing their early release and repatriation to India.
Sri Lanka, India joint military exercise to begin from today  Nov 3, 1:21 pm
Colombo, Nov.3 (ANI): Special OPerations personnel of the Sri Lankan and Indian armies will be engaged in a joint military exercise from today.