Two Indians arrested in Lanka for possessing sensitive pics

 Two Indian nationals have been arrested here for allegedly possessing photographs of Sri Lanka's Parliament and Prime Minister's residence, police said today.

TESO pats Modi, calls for political solution in Sri Lanka

Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), headed by DMK president M Karunanidhi, on Tuesday lauded the Narendra Modi regime for coming forward to find a political solution for the Tamils issue in Sri Lanka and urged the Centre to expedite steps in that direction.

Sri Lankan arrested for woman`s murder in New Zealand

New Zealand police Tuesday arrested a Sri Lankan national who has been wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in Switzerland 14 years ago.

Ensure justice for Tamils, PM Narendra Modi tells Sri Lanka

In a clear sign that India has not washed its hands off Sri Lankan affairs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged Colombo to ensure "justice and self-respect" to its Tamil minority.

TNA delegation meets Sushma Swaraj, discusses Sri Lanka situation

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance, the ruling party in Jaffna province of Sri Lanka, gave a "detailed" presentation on the current political situation in Lanka to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought greater role by India in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem there.

Govt trying to hurt UN probe: Sri Lankan activist

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s decision to deny entry to UN investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said.

Malaysian couple caught with fake credit cards in Lanka

A Malaysian couple was arrested today in Sri Lanka for using fake credit cards to purchase expensive French brandy from a five-star hotel here.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa puts Pak visit on hold

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was due to visit Pakistan later this month may delay his travel plans because of political unrest in Islamabad, officials said today.

French national of SL origin arrested under passport act

A French national of Sri Lankan origin was arrested under the passport act at Arichal Munai at nearby Dhanuskodi on Tuesday, police said.

TNCC wants to know in what capacity Swamy went to Lanka

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president BS Gnanadesikan Tuesday asked the Centre to clarify in what capacity did BJP leader Subramanian Swamy visit Sri Lanka recently.

Sri Lanka says will refuse entry to UN investigators

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island`s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

Sri Lanka to refuse entry to UN investigators: President

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island`s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

No Indian fisherman in Lankan jails now

For the first time this year no Indian fisherman is in Sri Lankan jail, following the release of 94 fishermen yesterday by the island nation.

Lankan Navy hands over Indian fishermen to Coast Guard

Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday handed over 94 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by them to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line, police said.

Government not to let Ram Sethu be damaged: Gadkari

The government has said it will not indulge in any activity that might affect the mythical Ram Sethu from the famous Indian epic of Ramayana.

Judge tells Australian govt to prepare for case against harsh asylum policy

A senior judge questioned whether the Australian government has the authority to detain asylum seekers on the high seas and send them to another country after scores of Sri Lankans were kept at sea and then moved to a remote island.

Sri Lanka delists Indian, 2 others from designated terrorists

An Indian was among three persons who have been removed from Sri Lanka`s designated terrorist list, containing names of those allegedly supporting LTTE`s attempts of resurgence.

UNHCR condemns Lanka sending back Pakistani asylum seekers

The UN refugee agency has condemned Sri Lanka`s decision of sending back 88 Pakistani asylum seekers despite international calls to stop deporting them to a place where their lives could be in danger.

United Nations says Sri Lanka violates international refugee law

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday accused Sri Lanka of breaking international law in its growing campaign to kick out Pakistani asylum seekers without a fair hearing.

Lanka slams US for issuing `alarmist` travel advisory

Sri Lanka today slammed the US for creating "false and alarmist" view of its internal situation and dismissed Washington`s perception about increasing anti-western sentiment in the country.