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Sri Lanka keen on home-grown solution to ethnic problem

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:40

Sri Lanka has sought India`s assistance to reach a consensus among political parties on a home-grown solution to the reconciliation process of all ethnic minorities, including Tamils.

India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen`s issue, trade

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:41

Repatriation of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka and ways to speed up trade dominated discussions between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris who called on her Friday.

India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen`s issue, trade

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:19

Repatriation of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka and ways to speed up trade dominated discussions between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris who called on her Friday.

Lankan Foreign Minister to visit India next week

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:59

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris will be visiting India next week to hold talks with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj during which key issues, including the welfare of Tamils in Lanka and fishermen, are expected to be discussed.

Sri Lanka frees 20 Indian fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 20:53

Sri Lanka has freed at least 20 Indian fishermen, even as the foreign ministers from the two countries spoke over phone to resolve the issue.

US responsible for Lanka`s successive UNHRC defeat: Peiris

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 22:35

Some countries had to support the UN resolutions against Sri Lanka over its human rights records due to factors which affected their bilateral relationship with the US, External affairs minister GL Peiris said.

Indo-Lanka ties at high pedestal: Peiris

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 14:52

Sri Lanka on Saturday said its ties with India are at a high pedestal and are moving forward smoothly.

UN resolutions not the way to help Sri Lanka: Peiris

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 15:06

Sri Lanka has slammed the US move to introduce a fresh UN resolution against the country over its alleged war crimes committed during the civil war.

Situation in northern Lanka has improved: FM GL Peiris

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 22:52

Situation in northern Sri Lanka, which bore the brunt of decade-long war, has improved, its Foreign Minister GL Peiris said while asking "cynics" not to be guided by propaganda.

UN officials visit not connected to Lanka resolution: Peiris

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 17:25

Sri Lanka o Tuesday said that the visit of a team of officials from the UN Human Rights Commissioner Navy Pillai`s office is not related to the March resolution adopted against the country on its rights record.

Lankan minister rushes to UK over travel advisory

Last Updated: Monday, September 03, 2012, 00:00

The advisory stated there was an upsurge in nationalism and anti-Western rhetoric in Sri Lanka and cautioned Britons visiting, working or residing in the country to be extra vigilant at all times.

Will probe war abuses: Sri Lanka to US

Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10:11

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, GM Peiris, presented to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a detailed reconciliation plan.