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`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.
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.
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.
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.
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.