A private Sri Lankan television network said on Monday it had received complaints that two local pay TV operators had blocked its live telecast of an appearance by new opposition presidential candidate Mithripala Sirisena.
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the External Affairs Ministry to secure the release of 38 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails.
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said he would not be deterred by "conspiracies" hatched by opposition parties, after the No 2 in his Cabinet defected to challenge him in the January 8 election.
In a major political setback to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a senior minister of his government defected today to become the opposition's main candidate in January elections while accusing him of running a corrupt "dictatorial regime".
Noted human rights activist Avadhash Kaushal on Friday welcomed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapkasa's pardon to five Indian fishermen on death row for alleged drug trafficking but urged him to give the same treatment to the three?fishermen from his own country sentenced to death along with them for the same crime.