PM heads to Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka; tour begins March 10

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on March 10 on a three-nation visit -- Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka -- the External Affairs Ministry announced on Friday with no mention, however, of the Maldives, which was being considered earlier.

Tamil Nadu fishermen abducted by Lankan counterparts, released

Armed Sri Lankan fishermen abducted seven of their counterparts from Tamil Nadu early on Thursday off Kodiakarai allegedly for ransom but released them by evening, police here said.

Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh celebrate 'best' victory
Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh celebrate 'best' victory

Bangladesh held a double celebration Thursday, beating Scotland with their "best" run chase and closing in on a World Cup quarter-final berth.

China hopes Lanka will resolve China port city project

Concerned over Sri Lanka's decision to temporarily suspend the controversial USD 1.5 billion Chinese port city project in Colombo, a wary China on Thursday hoped the country's new government would properly resolve the issue keeping in mind the bilateral friendly relations.

Sushma Swaraj travels to Colombo on Friday

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj travels to Sri Lanka on Friday - in the third high-level bilateral visit between the two countries that will also lay the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit later this month.

PM Modi to visit Jaffna, address Parliament during Lanka visit
PM Modi to visit Jaffna, address Parliament during Lanka visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit former LTTE-stronghold Jaffna in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated north and address the Parliament here during his three-day visit to the country next week.

End political revenge, says Mahinda ​Rajapakse's son

A son of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday urged authorities to stop taking "political revenge" against his family and its supporters.

Sri Lanka slaps 90-day detention on France-bound woman

Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday extended by 90 days the detention of a suspected former Tamil rebel fighter arrested as she was returning to her home in France, police said.

Sri Lanka probes alleged bribes to US lawmakers

Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced an investigation into claims that unidentified US politicians had received bribes to ensure Washington went soft on the island`s dismal human rights record.

To improve game, Pakistan need to play at home, claims Waqar Younis
To improve game, Pakistan need to play at home, claims Waqar Younis

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has urged the International Cricket Council and other cricketing countries to return to playing matches in the strife-torn nation.

Sri Lanka arrests France-bound woman over rebel links

A former Tamil rebel was arrested at Sri Lanka`s main international airport as she was returning to her home in France, along with her eight-year-old daughter who is a French national, police said Wednesday

Former female rebel arrested in Sri Lanka

 Police in Sri Lanka have arrested a former top female Tamil Tigers leader who headed a naval unit of the rebels, officials said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka, India to revive fishing talks: Minister

Colombo; Sri Lanka on Tuesday accepted India's request to revive talks between the fishing communities of the two countries, days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the country.

Sri Lanka's Tamil party to discuss reforms with Indian PM Narendra Modi

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil political party on Monday said it will seek to discuss devolution of powers to the provinces when it meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka.

Joe Root is future of England cricket, says Michael Vaughan
Joe Root is future of England cricket, says Michael Vaughan

Former England captain on Sunday said fans could bank on young batsman Joe Root as the future of country's cricket team.

Sri Lanka President says he dodged CEPA talks in Delhi

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he deliberately avoided having Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India on the agenda during his recent visit to New Delhi.

ICC World Cup: Rangana Herath splits skin of spinning finger
ICC World Cup: Rangana Herath splits skin of spinning finger

Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Rangana Herath split the skin on the inside of his spinning finger during their World Cup Pool A encounter against England at the Westpac stadium here on Sunday.

Sri Lanka cancels licences for foreign mining firms

Sri Lanka`s new president has cancelled mining licences issued by the previous government to 16 foreign companies to search for blue sapphires and other gems, his office said Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: England can still make last eight, says Eoin Morgan
Cricket World Cup: England can still make last eight, says Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan insisted he was still confident of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals, despite Sunday`s "hard to take" nine-wicket loss against Sri Lanka.

ICC World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara is world's best batsman, says Lahiru Thirimanne
ICC World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara is world's best batsman, says Lahiru Thirimanne

Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne on Sunday declared teammate Kumar Sangakkara one of the best limited overs batsmen of all time after his second successive century at the World Cup.