BJP firm on resolution of issues of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka: Rao

BJP has always shown a firm determination to resolve the issues concerning the ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka and those pertaining to fishermen from Tamil Nadu, party national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Friday said.

Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN spokesman

 Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.

Subroto Cup: NCC Maharashtra pump in 30 goals against Lankan school
Subroto Cup: NCC Maharashtra pump in 30 goals against Lankan school

NCC Directorate Maharashtra thrashed Defence Service College from Colombo 30-0 in an U-14 match at the 55th Subroto Cup Inter-School Football tournament here on Thursday.

Sri Lankan national, caught spying for Pakistan, sent to NIA custody

A court here on Wednesday granted NIA six days custody of a Sri Lankan national held for allegedly spying for Pakistan.

Chinese man in soup over attempt to smuggle birds' nest

A Chinese national was arrested by Sri Lankan customs authorities for attempting to smuggle edible birds' nests with a street value of nearly Rs two million, hours before Chinese president's visit here.

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New UNHRC chief asks Lanka to cooperate with int'l probe

The new chief of UN's human rights body today asked Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international probe into alleged human rights abuses during final stages of armed conflict against LTTE and hailed his predecessor Navi Pillay, with whom Colombo had an uneasy relationship.

Japanese PM ends Sri Lanka trip with visit to temple

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered flowers and worshipped Monday at a historic Buddhist temple outside Colombo as he wrapped up his two-nation South Asian tour that also took him to Bangladesh.

Sri Lankan man sets himself on fire to protest UN action

 A 73-year-old man has died after he set himself on fire here to protest the international action against Sri Lanka over its alleged human rights violation, police said today.

Colombo wash-out shifts 2nd Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI to Hambantota

The second one-day international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been advanced by a day to Tuesday and will be held at Hambantota due to heavy rain in Colombo, the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) said.

A quick look at Mahela Jayawardene`s Test career

Factfile on Sri Lanka`s Mahela Jayawardene, who retired from Test cricket here on Monday.

Pakistan must score 271 to ruin Jayawardene`s farewell

Pakistan were set a target of 271 to record a series-levelling win in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday and ruin the retiring Mahela Jayawardene`s farewell party.

Second Test: Sri Lanka all out for 320 against Pakistan

Sri Lanka were dismissed for 320 in their first innings 45 minutes before lunch on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo on Friday.

Sri Lanka bat against Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka`s captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo on Thursday, the final one for the home team`s retiring Mahela Jayawardene.

Mahela Jayawardene, the elegant run-machine, bids adieu

Test cricket will bid farewell to one of its most elegant strokemakers when Sri Lanka`s Mahela Jayawardene quits the longer format after the second Test against Pakistan, starting in Colombo Thursday.

Sri Lanka beat the rain to down Pakistan in first Test

Retiring Mahela Jayawardene took on the unusual role of opening batsman to hand Sri Lanka a thrilling seven-wicket victory on the final day of the first Test against Pakistan in Galle on Sunday.

Shaan to perform in Colombo

Bollywood playback singer Shaan is set to perform in Colombo, the Indian High Commission has announced.

Pak official in Colombo moved out amid pressure from India

Amid mounting pressure from India, Pakistan is understood to have quietly withdrawn its official from its High Commission in Colombo following an allegation against him that he was involved in conspiracy to target the US and Israel consulates in south India at ISI`s behest.

Proteas Bowling Coach Allan Donald says Colombo Test was `best winning save`

Allan Donald, the South African cricket team`s bowling coach, has described his side`s remarkable defiance during the Test match played against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo as the best "winning save" he had ever experienced.

Tamils issue an internal matter of Sri Lanka: Chari

Seshadri Chari, the National Convener of BJP`s Foreign Policy Cell, denied a report quoting him as saying that India has told Sri Lanka that the Tamils issue should be resolved for making progress on bilateral trade and commerce.