Lanka Opposition says won't subject Rajapaksa to war crimes probe

Sri Lanka's main presidential opposition candidate on Friday said he would not allow an international war crimes prosecution against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa or army personnel if he is voted to power.

Sri Lanka opposition candidate resists foreign war probe

Sri Lanka`s main opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday to resist international moves to investigate the island`s war record, but promised a domestic probe if he was elected in January`s polls.

'Issue of Chinese submarines in Colombo taken up with Lanka'

India has taken up with Sri Lanka the issue of recent visits of a Chinese submarine to Colombo, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, saying it closely monitors foreign military presence in the neighbourhood.

Sri Lanka: Elephant kills two near Buddhism's holiest tree

A wild elephant stormed into a crowded pilgrimage town in Sri Lanka today and trampled two men to death near Buddhism's most sacred tree, a resident and police said.

Chinese submarine row: Sri Lanka has reassured India on security interest, says govt

Sri Lanka has "reassured" that it would not do anything against the security interest of India, the government on Wednesday said, in the backdrop of visits by a Chinese submarine to Colombo port.

Modi meets Rajapaksa, thanks him for Indian fishermen release

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during which he thanked him for pardoning and sending back five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death for alleged drug trafficking.

Sri Lanka elephant kills two near Buddhism`s holiest tree

A wild elephant stormed into a crowded pilgrimage town in Sri Lanka on Wednesday and trampled two men to death near Buddhism`s most sacred tree, a resident and police said.

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Pakistan to host Kenya in one-day series
Pakistan to host Kenya in one-day series

Kenya will become only the second team to play international cricket in Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in March, 2009 by agreeing to a one-day series.

Sri Lanka will invite foreign monitors for polls

Sri Lanka today said it will invite foreign monitors but will not call UN personnel for the upcoming presidential elections in January.

'Unselectable' Steven Finn claims last year's Ashes drubbing spurred him to become 'selectable' again
'Unselectable' Steven Finn claims last year's Ashes drubbing spurred him to become 'selectable' again

England paceman Steven Finnhas revealed that the 'unselectable' tag he earned during last winter's Ashes drubbing has spurred him on and motivated him to become selectable again.

Mark Ramprakash tells 'underdogs' England batsmen to 'release shackles' ahead of WC
Mark Ramprakash tells 'underdogs' England batsmen to 'release shackles' ahead of WC

England cricket team batting coach Mark Ramprakash has told the batsmen to release the shackles and play as underdogs to help produce a mentality of no-fear in the World Cup.

Sri Lanka presidential candidate's telecast blocked, technical error cited

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.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa wins 2015 budget vote despite defections

 Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is facing a split in his ruling coalition ahead of a snap presidential poll on Jan. 8, won the final vote on the 2015 budget Monday with a strong majority. 

Pannerselvam writes to PM on fishermen in Sri Lanka jails

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 sees foreign hand behind ruling party split

 The Sri Lankan government claimed Monday that there was a foreign hand behind the split in the ruling party.

Opposition secures Buddhist backing for Sri Lanka vote

Sri Lanka's main opposition candidate today won important backing from a top Buddhist monk campaigning to scrap the executive presidency and return the country to a parliamentary democracy.

Don't use Pope's visit for political gains: Lanka Church

Sri Lanka's Catholic church on Sunday asked all political parties to refrain from using the Pope's visit for political gains during the presidential polls in January.

Sri Lankan navy arrests 14 Indian fishermen

 The Sri Lankan navy on Sunday arrested 14 Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

A group of fishermen of this island were on Sunday chased away by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while fishing in the Palk Strait, officials said.