CPI charges BJP with politicising the fishermen issue

CPI on Saturday charged the BJP with politicising the release of five fishermen of Tamil Nadu who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court on drug trafficking charges.

Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls

 Sri Lanka`s ruling party was set for a purge Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President Mahinda Rajapakse in snap elections called for January.

Lankan minister defects to challenge Rajapaksa in polls

 In a major political setback to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a senior minister of his government defected today to become the opposition's main candidate in January elections while accusing him of running a corrupt "dictatorial regime".

Rights activist welcomes Lanka's pardon to Indian fishermen

Noted human rights activist Avadhash Kaushal on Friday welcomed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapkasa's pardon to five Indian fishermen on death row for alleged drug trafficking but urged him to give the same treatment to the three?fishermen from his own country sentenced to death along with them for the same crime.

Sri Lanka presidential election on January 8: Official

Sri Lanka`s presidential polls will be held on January 8, the head of the country`s elections commission announced Friday.

India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming
India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming

Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming.

Sri Lanka minister defects to challenge president

A senior member of Sri Lanka`s government announced Friday he was quitting the ruling party to stand as the main opposition`s candidate against President Mahinda Rajapakse in upcoming elections.

Five Indian fishermen reach home, parties spar over taking credit
Five Indian fishermen reach home, parties spar over taking credit

Chennai: Five Indian fishermen, who were spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and released on Wednesday, reached their hometown in Rameswaram on Friday to reunite with their families after three years.

Rudy welcomes release of Indian fishermen on death row

Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday welcomed the release of five Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking.

Sri Lanka's President seeks re-election in snap polls

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse confirmed on Thursday he would seek a third term in office, with snap elections expected in January.

Rudy welcomes Lanka's move to release five Indian fishermen, lauds PM Modi

New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday welcomed Colombo's move to release five Tamil Nadu fishermen who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, describing the decision as arising out of the great positioning of India internationally under the pioneering leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Five Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka return home
Five Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka return home

Chennai: The five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, and released by the Sri Lankan court yesterday, will reach home on Thursday.

Sri Lanka releases five Indian fishermen on death row, BJP credits PM Modi
Sri Lanka releases five Indian fishermen on death row, BJP credits PM Modi

The five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, have been released by the Sri Lankan court, reports stated on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka's famous Indian-origin hotel doorman dies at 94

Kottarapattu Chattu Kuttan, the legendary hotel doorman, who served world leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Richard Nixon at the famous Galle Face Hotel here, has died.

Sri Lankan President cleared to call snap polls

Sri Lanka`s President cleared a final hurdle to seeking re-election on Wednesday when he completed the mandatory four years of his second term, opening the way for snap polls expected in January.

Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli
Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli

After leading Indian cricket team to a One-Day International series whitewash against the touring Sri Lankan side, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he is ready to lead a young side. He also said that, if a captain is lazy, it will look stupid.

Tamil Nadu delegation demands release of 5 fishermen on death row in Lanka

Amid uncertainty over the release of five Indian fishermen facing death sentence in Sri Lanka, a delegation of fishermen from Tamil Nadu on Monday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought Centre's intervention for their "immediate release".

Monks` party quits Sri Lanka government ahead of polls

Sri Lanka`s main party of Buddhist monks announced Tuesday it was quitting President Mahinda Rajapakse`s government in protest at his failure to loosen his grip on power before a re-election bid.

Lanka disappearance probe to investigate human rights abuses

 Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Disappearances would entertain public complaints over war crimes and human rights abuses in the country, according to a top official.

India among Sri Lanka presidential poll monitors

 Election observers from 35 countries, including India, will monitor Sri Lanka`s presidential election expected to be held in January next year.