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Indian national arrested in Colombo for smuggling gems  May 24, 7:31 pm
Colombo, May 24 (ANI): The Customs Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) here has arrested an Indian national for allegedly attempting to smuggle a stock of gems worth Rs. 9.7 million.
Sri Lanka to host 2015 SAARC film festival   May 24, 4:12 pm
Colombo, May 24 (ANI): Sri Lanka is set to host the 2015 SAARC Film Festival in Colombo over a period of six days from May 26 to 31.
Four Lanka ministers likely to resign today  May 21, 5:50 pm
Colombo, May 21 (ANI): Four Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians, who were recently appointed as ministers of the government are likely to resign their portfolios today, local media reports here quoted party sources, as saying.
Lanka to honour fallen war soldiers at solemn ceremony  May 20, 6:12 pm
Colombo, May 20 (ANI): Sri Lanka will honour its fallen war soldiers at a ceremony in the presence of Commander-In-Chief and President Maithripala Sirisena.
Lankan President Srisena says new parliament will be in place by September  May 20, 6:12 pm
Colombo, May 20 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena has said that there will be a new parliament by September after the appointment of the Constitutional Council.
Mathews to lead Lanka Test and ODI squads, Malinga T20 squad  May 15, 7:35 pm
Colombo, May 15 (ANI): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) national Selectors have reappointed Angelo Mathews as the captain for the Test and one-day squads.
UNHCR wants Sri Lanka,India ferry service to resume  May 15, 7:23 pm
Colombo, May 15 (ANI): The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has called for the resumption of ferry services between India and Sri Lanka.
Lanka PM to inaugurate International Arbitration Centre this week  May 3, 8:47 pm
Colombo, May 3 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is expected to open an International Arbitration Centre here this week.
Sri Lanka Navy hands over of 14 fishing trawlers to India's Coast Guard  May 3, 12:41 pm
Colombo, May 3 (ANI): The Sri Lanka Navy has handed over of 14 Indian fishing trawlers to the Indian Coast Guard.
Sri Lankan nabbed for trying to smuggle over Rs. 6 million worth of foreign currency  May 3, 12:41 pm
Colombo, May 3 (ANI): Customs officials here have arrested a Sri Lankan national from the departure lounge of Colombo International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth over Rs. 6 million.
Sri Lanka celebrating Buddhist festival of Vesak  May 3, 12:41 pm
Colombo, May 3 (ANI): Sri Lanka is celebrating the Buddhist festival of Vesak, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha, its founder.
Pak, Sri Lanka sign nuclear accord during President Sirisena's maiden visit to Islamabad  Apr 7, 10:28 am
Karachi, April 7 (ANI): Pakistan has reportedly signed a nuclear agreement with Sri Lanka during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's maiden visit to the nation post assuming office.
UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka  Apr 1, 1:10 pm
Colombo, Apr. 1 (ANI): United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Chairman of the United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific, Haoliang Xu, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from April 4-10.
PM Modi meets former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa in Colombo  Mar 14, 8:59 pm
Colombo, Mar. 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a brief meeting with former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at India House in Colombo before concluding his five day long three nation tour.
PM to meet with Sri Lanka's 'old fox' Rajapaksa  Mar 14, 7:09 pm
Colombo, Mar. 14 (ANI): Will he, won't he, was the question doing the rounds in Colombo and New Delhi for several days. Nobody was quite sure whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet with the former Sri Lankan president, who lost hastily and some say foolishly called early election and then went on to blame the U.S. and Indian intelligence agencies for his fall.
PM Modi returns to Colombo  Mar 14, 6:19 pm
Colombo, Mar. 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday returned to Colombo from Jaffna in C-130 J Indian Air Force aircraft.
Wikremesinghe overshadowed by Sirisena in Modi trip (Update)  Mar 14, 5:26 pm
Colombo, Mar.14 (ANI): Prime Minister Ranil Wikremesinghe has had to take a back seat to President Maithripala Sirisena during the crucial and high profile trip of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country.
PM travels by Indian choppers to Anuradhapura, Jaffna  Mar 14, 4:15 pm
Colombo, Mar.14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to Anuradhapura, Talaimannar and Jaffna in Indian Air Force helicopters. This was the first time that he was using choppers to get to destinations during his three-nation five-day tour of the Indian Ocean region.
PM Modi's statement urging Tamils in Lanka to be patient is 'unwarranted': V Narayanaswamy  Mar 14, 4:00 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 14 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and former union minister V. Narayanasamy on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement asking Tamils in Sri Lanka to be 'patient' with the government there was 'unwarranted', and added that the latter should instead ask Colombo to act against those responsible for killing innocent Tamils during the civil war in that island nation.
'Trust and friendship of Sri Lanka means a great deal to us': PM Modi  Mar 14, 11:16 am
Colombo, Mar. 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the trust, confidence and friendship of Sri Lanka means a great deal to India, adding that he was grateful for the friendship shown to him during his visit to the island nation.
'Looking forward to a wonderful day', says PM Modi on way to Anuradhapura  Mar 14, 9:39 am
Colombo (Sri Lanka), Mar. 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is travelling to Anuradhapura, Talaimannar and Jaffna in Sri Lanka today, said he was looking forward to a wonderful day.
PM Modi to visit Jaffna today  Mar 14, 9:04 am
Colombo, Mar. 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday visit Sri Lanka's Tamil heartland Jaffna, a Buddhist temple in Anuradhapura and north-western town of Talaimannar.
PM Modi meets Sri Lanka Tamil leaders  Mar 13, 8:27 pm
Colombo, Mar. 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Sri Lankan Tamil leader R Sampanthan to discuss national questions pertaining to the Tamil people.
Boundaries inhibit progress; international partnerships give it speed: PM Modi  Mar 13, 7:53 pm
Colombo, Mar. 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for regional integration and cooperation, adding that barriers of boundaries inhibit progress and international partnerships give it speed.
Tourism unites people, creates economic opportunities: PM Modi  Mar 13, 7:53 pm
Colombo, Mar. 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday who is on his two-day visit to Sri Lanka said that tourism unites people and creates economic opportunities.
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