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Sri Lanka Defence Secretary calls on nations to share intelligence to combat trans-national crime  Nov 28, 3:32 pm
Colombo, Nov.28 (ANI): Nations in the South Asian and South East Asian regions need to share intelligence to combat trans-national crimes such as human trafficking, narcotics smuggling and terrorism, said Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Colombo court grants bail to Lanka minister's son and six others  Nov 28, 3:09 pm
Colombo, Nov.28 (ANI): The Colombo Magistrate's Court granted bail on Friday to government minister Mervyn Silva's son, Malaka Silva, and six others, who were in police remand for assaulting a foreign couple at a night club.
Alstom T and D India secures USD 8.7 m deal from Sri Lanka   Nov 28, 2:09 pm
Colombo, Nov.28 (ANI): Sri Lanka's state-owned power generator Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has awarded a USD 8.7 million contract to Alstom T and D India to monitor and control Sri Lanka's electricity transmission network.
China says Indian media reports of it setting up overseas military bases in Indian Ocean untrue  Nov 28, 2:09 pm
Colombo/Beijing, Nov.28 (ANI): A spokesman of the Chinese Defence Ministry has rejected and dismissed Indian media reports of Beijing establishing naval bases in the Indian Ocean area, including in Sri Lanka.
Unilever CEO in Sri Lanka on business visit  Nov 28, 1:45 pm
Colombo, Nov.28 (ANI): Unilever Global Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman has arrived in Sri Lanka on a two-day visit primarily aimed at reviewing Unilever Sri Lanka's operations.
Russian naval ship arrives at Colombo Port on goodwill mission  Nov 25, 1:06 pm
Colombo, Nov.25 (ANI): The Russian naval ship " Yaroslav Mudriy " has arrived at Colombo Port on a goodwill visit, the Sri Lanka Navy said in a statement.
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.
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