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Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa calls for snap polls; seeks unprecedented third six-year term

His proclamation to seek re-election was issued at an auspicious hour, presidential officials said.


Sri Lanka releases five Indian fishermen on death row after Rajapaksa pardon

The angry protestors had burnt effigies of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, condemning the death penalty.


Released Indian fishermen to return from Sri Lanka tomorrow

Five of them are slated to land at Chennai international airport on Thursday.


Virat Kohli seems to have found his old form

With India off to Australia for that all important tour, the fans are surely counting on him once again.


I take responsibility for India debacle: Sanath Jayasuriya

Jayasuriya took full responsibility while he was addressing the Parliament on the sports ministry’s budgetary allocations.


There needs to be more application from batsmen, says Virat Kohli

Kohli said he was a “little worried and annoyed” when his batsmen were throwing away their wickets.


After 5-0 sweep, India extend its run at top

India had started the series at the third position on 113 ratings points and has finished at the top with 117 ratings points.


Drawing a line in water

Every morning, fishermen set off from the Pamban coast in TN, braving the high-seas and the patrol boats of the Lankan navy.


Reworked my technique just before ’13 Champions Trophy: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, in a conversation with The Indian Express, revisited the nightmarish 2012 tour of Sri Lanka.


Bringing back five fishermen from Sri Lanka ‘high priority’: Centre

Five Indian fishermen hailing from Tamil Nadu were sentenced to death by the Colombo HC for alleged drug trafficking.


India envoy meets fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka

The court verdict had led to protests in parts of Tamil Nadu and sporadic violence broke out in and around Rameswaram island.


Chinese Takeaway: Lanka pit-stop

How far Lanka might go in its naval collaboration with China is linked to the nature of Delhi’s relations with Colombo.

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Protests continue in Tamil Nadu over death sentence to 5 fishermen

The angry protestors burnt effigies of Mahinda Rajapaksa, condemning the death penalty to the fishermen hailing from the state.

Death sentence for Indian fishermen: Rameswaram tense as fishing community takes to streets

A Colombo court sentenced 3 Sri Lankans and 5 Indian fishermen for involvement in heroin trafficking in 2011.


$800 mn Indian aid helps resumption of train service in former Sri Lankan war zone

President Mahinda Rajapaksa bought a ticket and boarded the train for the last 43 kilometers (27 miles) of the journey.