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Exclusion and ethnic strife: Story of Sri Lanka’s citizenship law

January 16, 2020 8:37 am

The treatment of Indian Tamils had cast a shadow on India-Sri Lanka relations even before independence; post-independence, the citizenship laws became a major irritant.

Don’t stop the music

January 14, 2020 10:42 am

Gotabaya government panders to majoritarian galleries, takes a misstep on the national anthem issue

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India next month

January 12, 2020 8:57 pm

This will be Mahinda Rajapaksa's first trip to India after assuming office in November last year and the third high-level visit to New Delhi by a member of the new Sri Lankan government headed by the prime minister's brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

In Guwahati stadium, BJP leaders get jeered when they appear on giant screens

January 07, 2020 8:33 am

Despite banners being banned, cricket fans in Guwahati chanted slogans inside the Barsapara Cricket Stadium while waiting for the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka to start.

Explained: In citizenship debate, a related question — that of Sri Lankan Tamils

December 24, 2019 9:58 am

About 1 lakh Tamils from Sri Lanka live in India, including some 60,000 in camps across Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka: 3 killed, 64,000 affected in torrential rains

December 23, 2019 6:33 pm

The Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 17,766 people have been displaced in the rains and shifted to makeshift camps, the Colombo Gazette reported.

Joint drills in anti-terror operations will help both countries fight the threat: Top Lankan military official

December 15, 2019 5:16 am

The India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise, Exercise Mitra Shakti, concluded at the Foreign Training Node in Aundh Military Station.

Delhi confidential: Catching Up

December 02, 2019 1:31 am

The Sri Lankan President, who had served as Defence Secretary during his brother and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency between 2005 and 2015, said that they reminisced their days together.

Won’t allow third country affect our ties: Gotabaya on India’s China worry

November 30, 2019 7:30 am

This is Gotabaya’s first overseas visit after he took charge of the country as President less than two weeks ago. He invited Modi to visit Sri Lanka as the first head of government after he assumed office.

India offers $400 million credit line to Sri Lanka for infra, economy

November 29, 2019 3:05 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in New Delhi on Friday and has extended a $400 million line of credit to the country to help strengthen its infrastructure and economy.

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All eyes on Jasprit Bumrah as 'Men in Blue' sweat it out in Guwahati ahead of Sri Lanka series

January 05, 2020 8:58 am

All eyes will be on comeback man Jasprit Bumrah as India take on Sri Lanka in the first T20I in Guwahati on Sunday.

Seven months after Easter Sunday bombings, Sri Lanka elects a new president

November 17, 2019 8:45 am

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019: The elections come seven months after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings left more than 250 people dead in the country.

PM Modi pays tribute to Easter attack victims in Sri Lanka

June 10, 2019 7:00 am

This is PM Modi’s first visit to Sri Lanka after returning to power, and the deadly terror attacks on Easter Sunday in which 250 people were killed in the Island nation.

Classrooms near empty in Sri Lanka amid fears of more attacks

May 08, 2019 6:48 am

Two weeks after the Easter bombings which killed 257 people, soldiers conducted a security sweep of schools on Sunday after state institutions were asked to re-open on a staggered basis.

Multiple blasts rock Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, churches and hotels targeted

April 22, 2019 12:18 pm

Explosions rocked three churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing several people and wounding scores more, police sources said. The hotels and one of the churches are in the nation's capital Colombo. The other church is in Negombo, north of Colombo.

PM Narendra Modi's Buddha moment in Sri Lanka: 17 photos from his bilateral visit

May 12, 2017 11:49 am

PM Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka which is celebrating it's first Vesak Day celebrations this year.

England beat Sri Lanka inside three days after James Anderson bags ten-for

May 22, 2016 12:19 am

James Anderson picks 10 wickets in the match as England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs, inside three days.

Eng vs SL: On Day 2, James Anderson and Stuart Broad swing it England's way

May 21, 2016 10:58 am

After Jonny Bairstow hundred, James Anderson and Stuart Broad wreak havoc to enforce follow-on on Sri Lanka.

Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow bring England back in after Dasun Shanaka's trio on Day 1

May 19, 2016 11:19 pm

Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbeaten 88-run stand as England finished Day 1 at 171/5 after rain stopped play at Headingly.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa conclude World T20 campaign with comfortable win

March 29, 2016 12:36 am

South Africa brought curtains on their World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable eight–wicket win over defending champions Sri Lanka.

SRI LANKA VIDEOS

Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

November 01, 2018 4:50 pm

Over one weekend, there was a sudden change in the leadership in Sri Lanka. Here's what happened and how.

On this day in 1960, Sri Lanka elected its first female head of state.

July 19, 2018 2:50 pm

Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the prime minister of Sri Lanka, giving the country its first female head of state. See more: https://bit.ly/2Ld0BOG

Asia Cup T20: Game Changers Sri Lanka

February 24, 2016 4:40 pm

11 fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

February 11, 2016 5:31 am

Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 11 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended 11 Indian fishermen and their country boats on charges of trespassing into the territorial waters of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Navy said the fishermen were held in the Gulf of Mannar. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized two trawlers.

Indian team looks balanced for the series: Dhoni

February 08, 2016 4:48 pm

Pune, Feb 08 (ANI): After T-20 clean sweep in Australian, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks confident for the upcoming series with Sri Lanka. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Dhoni said the team looks balanced and settled as of now, but the individuals also have to take on their respective roles. Dhoni added that fortunately the team has been batting till number 8, which at some point acts as an opportunity for the batsman to express himself on the field. Dhoni also said that in the series, they will focus more on the things that they want to achieve, rather than looking too much into the Sri Lankan side.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.