A special court in Chennai on Friday sentenced a Sri Lankan national Sakir Hussain, who was working on behalf of Pakistan's spy agency ISI, to five years in jail for conspiring to carry out terror strikes at the US and Israeli consulates in South India.
A day after it filed an appeal against the Sri Lankan high court verdict giving death sentence to five Indian fishermen, India on Wednesday said it wants "immediate and unconditional" release of its nationals.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the all-rounder`s list.
The imperious Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara breaks the 66-year-old record for most scores of 190 plus held by Sir Donald Bradman of Australia. On Saturday, the former Sri Lanka captain completed his 10th Test double century and 13th 190 plus score at Galle.
Setting aside their differences, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday strongly backed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the Sri Lankan defence website carried an article critical of her, with an accompanying graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
DMDK, an ally of BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu,today urged the Centre to find a permanent solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and harassment of state`s fishermen, allegedly by the island nation`s navy.
Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said here today.
Sri Lankan government will have to rethink its policy in dealing with India after Narendra Modi takes over as the country`s Prime Minister, main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday.