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London, May. 1 (ANI): Amnesty International has accused Sri Lanka of intensifying a crackdown on dissent, urging the Commonwealth to not hold its summit there unless the human rights situation improves.
Indian Railways completes 43km stretch of Lankan Rail track Apr 26, 10:16 am
New delhi/Colombo, April 26 (ANI): Indian Railway's engineering subsidiary IRCON has completed a 43-kilometre-stretch of Sri Lanka's Northern Railway line from Madawachchiya to Madhu Road station on schedule.
Sri Lankan police arrest 44 people heading to Australia Apr 19, 1:11 pm
Colombo, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lankan police on Friday arrested 44 people who were preparing to leave for Australia by boat.
Three Indian Naval ships on goodwill visit to Sri Lanka Apr 18, 6:52 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 18 (ANI): As part of an endeavor to boost mutual cooperation between the navies of the two Asian neighbours, three Indian Naval ships, 'INS Sujata, INS Tarangini and the coast guard ship ICGS Varuna', berthed at the Colombo port yesterday.
Colombo, April 9 (Xinhua-ANI):The United States has called on the Sri Lankan government to make public a crucial inquiry made by the army into allegations of war crimes during the last phase of the country's brutal three decade war, an official said here on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka dismisses moves to block trade with Tamil Nadu Apr 4, 8:00 pm
Colombo, April 4 (Xinhua-ANI): The Government of Sri Lanka has rejected efforts to block trade with Tamil Nadu and has insisted that economic relations should not be disrupted despite political tensions.
Australia returns 963 boat people to Sri Lanka Apr 4, 5:57 pm
Colombo, April 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Twenty Sri Lankans have been returned after attempting to illegally migrate to Australia by boat, the Australian High Commission said in a statement here on Thursday, bringing the total number of returnees to 963.
Chennai, Mar. 30 (ANI): With Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan joining the chorus for boycott of Commonwealth meeting in Colombo over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Saturday said Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will take a final call on it after holding discussions with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.
Sri Lanka police probe attack on Muslim establishment Mar 29, 12:56 pm
Colombo, March 29 (Xinhua-ANI): The police in Sri Lanka on Friday said they were investigating an attack on a fashion store warehouse by a mob including several monks.
Sri Lankans protest against U.S. resolution Mar 21, 1:44 pm
Colombo, March 21 (Xinhua-ANI): A demonstration was held outside the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka on Thursday against the U.S. sponsored resolution scheduled to be discussed at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Canada to send special envoy to Sri Lanka ahead of CHOGM Mar 17, 5:28 pm
Colombo, Mar.17 (Xinhua-ANI): Canada will dispatch a special envoy to see for himself the ground situation in Sri Lanka before the Canadian Government decides on the level of its participation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November, local media reported here on Sunday.
London, Mar. 17 (ANI): Sri Lanka has denied entry to a British tourist at Colombo's international airport after he reportedly showed "a lack of respect for Buddhism".
Sri Lankan army baffled by allegations raised in Geneva Mar 15, 1:52 pm
Colombo, March 15 (Xinhua-ANI): The Sri Lankan army on Friday said that it is baffled by the allegations raised in Geneva against the military, and said that the troops would be on alert to the "malicious propaganda network" against the army.
Sri Lanka arrests 53 Indian fishermen Mar 14, 2:05 pm
Colombo, March 14 (Xinhua-ANI): The Sri Lankan navy on Thursday said it had arrested 53 Indian fishermen who had entered Sri Lankan waters illegally.
Sri Lankan police arrest 45 people heading to Australia Mar 13, 4:01 pm
Colombo, March 13 (Xinhua-ANI): The Sri Lankan police on Wednesday arrested 45 asylum seekers preparing to leave for Australia by boat illegally.
Sri Lanka hopeful of Indian backing at UNHRC Mar 13, 3:49 pm
Colombo, March 13 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka on Wednesday said it remained hopeful of India's backing against a U.S. sponsored resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Sydney, Feb. 28 (ANI): Prominent Australian lawyer Geoffrey Robertson wants Australia and other commonwealth countries to boycott a leaders' meeting in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo to protest against the impeachment of the nation's chief justice.
India keen Tamil aspirations met through national reconciliation process of Lanka Govt. Feb 27, 5:58 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 27 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that India is keen that the national reconciliation process initiated by the Sri Lankan Government, met the aspirations of the Tamil Community living there and said New Delhi will remain engaged with Colombo to take forward this process in the island nation.
Ex-Maldivian president Nasheed holds talks with diplomats Feb 26, 2:18 pm
Male, Feb. 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has had talks with diplomats accredited to the Maldives based in Colombo on the current political situation in the country, Nasheed's spokesman said on Tuesday.
Colombo, Feb 23 (ANI): Angelo Mathews, who was recently appointed Sri Lanka's captain, has claimed the experienced trio of Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene is still pivotal to team's success, as they always help talented youngsters emerge into mature individuals.
Sri Lanka to seek Chinese support at UN Human Rights Council Feb 20, 4:40 pm
Colombo, Feb. 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday said it will seek the support of several countries including China against a U.S. sponsored resolution against the island nation which is to be submitted before the UN Human Rights Council next month.
UK's arms deals with 'brutal' Sri Lankan regime revealed Feb 18, 9:42 am
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The British government is selling millions of pounds worth of small arms and ammunition to Sri Lanka despite the country's dire human rights record, a report has claimed.
Sri Lankan 'anti-government newspaper' journalist shot in neck Feb 17, 9:49 am
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A reporter from Sri Lanka's most outspokenly anti-government newspaper has been shot by a group of unidentified men at his home near the capital, Colombo.
Washington, Feb. 10 (ANI): Sri Lanka's prison officials have discovered rampant cell phone smuggling into the high security Welikade Prison, in the northern sector of the capital, Colombo.
Chennai, Feb 8 (ANI): Playing safe on the ongoing protests in Tamil Nadu by the DMK, a key ally of the Congress-led UPA Government, against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's visit, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday said the engagement with Colombo in no way means that the Centre is insensitive or tends to undermine the concerns, which a section of the population of India may legitimately have.
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