Colombo

80 Indian fishermen released by Lankan navy

The 76 Indian fishermen were apprehended on separate occasions by the Sri Lankan Navy and Coast Guard for engaging in the illegal fishing method of bottom trawling in the Sri Lankan territorial waters.

Sep 05, 2017, 13:24 PM IST
Sri Lankan fan disrupts practice session to take selfie with MS Dhoni

Sri Lankan fan disrupts practice session to take selfie with MS Dhoni

It was later understood that the man was linfact an R Premadasa Stadium staff and hence getting access to the ground wasn't a difficult job for him.

Aug 30, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

27 Indians overstaying in Sri Lanka arrested

Earlier this month, the ColomboPage reported that three Indians were arrested on August 11 in northeast Sri Lanka for illegally staying in the country.

Aug 20, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

LTTE funds to remain frozen in European Union countries

In 2006, the EU banned the LTTE as a terrorist organisation and has maintained the LTTE on its list.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Maldives urged to restore parliament's independence

The opposition coalition's plan to wrest the parliamentary majority was aimed at reforming the judiciary, elections commission and other bodies perceived as being partial toward Yameen.

Jul 26, 2017, 14:02 PM IST

Maldives says parliament shut for security

The political turbulence has seen the international community, including the United States, urging the Maldives to safeguard democracy.

Jul 25, 2017, 13:07 PM IST
Sri Lankan Navy rescues pair of young elephants from deep waters

Sri Lankan Navy rescues pair of young elephants from deep waters

The pair of of wild elephants were saved after the efforts of navy divers.

Jul 24, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Sri Lankan Navy apprehends eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, boat seized

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, boat seized

The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday apprehended eight Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
Four Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for alleged poaching

Four Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for alleged poaching

As per the Sri Lankan Navy, the Fast Attack Craft of the Northern Naval Command of Colombo arrested the fishermen about 9 Nm Northwest of Kovilan on Sunday.

 

Jul 17, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

Three Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The arrests were made by Sri Lankan Navy's Northern Naval Command ship when it was on routine patrol on Saturday.

Jul 09, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Ex-LTTE leader's wife Ananthi Saseetharan sworn in as north Lanka minister

Ananthi Saseetharan was appointed as the minister of rehabilitation and women's affairs by Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran in the reshuffle of the northern council of ministers.

Jun 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

Sri Lanka's doctors go on strike demanding university close

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine is the only private university in Sri Lanka currently training medical students.

Jun 23, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
Raft capsizes in flood-hit Sri Lanka, kills three

Raft capsizes in flood-hit Sri Lanka, kills three

Three people drowned today when their makeshift raft capsized in Sri Lanka, which has been hit by its worst flooding in 14 years.

Jun 01, 2017, 17:41 PM IST

INS Shardul reaches Colombo with relief materials, two more ships enroute to island nation

India dispatched three navy ships to help in the massive rescue and relief operations launched by the island nation`s tri forces.

May 28, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
INS Shardul reaches Colombo with relief materials

INS Shardul reaches Colombo with relief materials

Floods and landslides, fueled by torrential rains, have so far left 91 people dead and another 110 missing.

May 28, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Sri Lanka landslides, floods death toll rises to 91; over 100 missing

Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 91 people while more than 100 are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations.

May 26, 2017, 20:28 PM IST
Diversity calls for celebration and not confrontation: Narendra Modi

Diversity calls for celebration and not confrontation: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Sinhala and Tamil communities in Sri Lanka should strengthen unity and harmony as he assured India's full support to the steps taken by Colombo to improve the living conditions of minority Tamils in the country.

May 12, 2017, 15:37 PM IST
Air India to operate direct flights between Colombo and Varanasi: PM Modi in Sri Lanka

Air India to operate direct flights between Colombo and Varanasi: PM Modi in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day state visit to Sri Lanka, on Friday participated in the International Vesak Day celebrations here, the biggest festival of Buddhists.

May 12, 2017, 11:18 AM IST
Sri Lanka says no to Chinese submarine docking

Sri Lanka says no to Chinese submarine docking

"They asked for permission for May 14 and 15 to dock in the submarine. We refused," a top defence official said on the condition of anonymity.

May 11, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
No deals to be signed during Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka: Maithripala Sirisena

No deals to be signed during Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka: Maithripala Sirisena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would only attend the UN 'Vesak Day' celebrations and no bilateral agreements will be signed during his visit to Sri Lanka next week.

Apr 30, 2017, 13:04 PM IST