Article in SL defence website: Parties one in backing Jayalalithaa

Setting aside their differences, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday strongly backed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the Sri Lankan defence website carried an article critical of her, with an accompanying graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SL Navy arrests 17 TN fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 17 fishermen along with their three boats when they were fishing near Katchatheevu, police said here.

Sri Lanka Muslims call off protest over deadly attacks

Sri Lankan Muslims called off a planned protest on Monday to denounce a series of attacks by Buddhist extremists after police warned their action could further inflame religious tensions.

Sri Lanka Muslims cut back Friday prayers after unrest

Sri Lanka`s Muslim minority held shortened Friday prayer services as religious tensions gripped the island after clashes with hardline Buddhists killed four people, an official said.

DMDK urges Centre to end TN fishers` travails

DMDK, an ally of BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu,today urged the Centre to find a permanent solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and harassment of state`s fishermen, allegedly by the island nation`s navy.

Sri Lankan hires Pak lawyer for UN rights probe

Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said here today.

Lanka will have to rethink its India policy: Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan government will have to rethink its policy in dealing with India after Narendra Modi takes over as the country`s Prime Minister, main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday.

150,000 pistol ammunition recovered in Sri Lankan town

A large haul of ammunition has been recovered from the former LTTE stronghold in Sri Lanka`s north.

Sri Lankan president ready for snap poll

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Thursday he is ready for a snap poll next year if the opposition formally requests this.

Kerry greets South Asian communities on New Year

US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday greeted the Bengali, Sri Lankan and Nepalese communities on the occasion of their cultural new year.

Lankan tourists injured in road accident on Yamuna Expressway

Eight Sri Lankan tourists were Wednesday injured, including a woman in critical condition, on Yamuna Expressway as their mini bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck, police said.

Karunanidhi lashes out at PM over plans to meet Rajapaksa

DMK hit out at PM Manmohan Singh for Centre`s "indifferent" approach toward Sri Lankan Tamils issue and came down on his plans to meet Mahinda Rajapaksa for bilateral talks at upcoming BIMSTEC summit.

Centre mulls giving modernised boats to fishermen: Natchiappan

The Centre was examining the prospects of giving modernised boats and fishing equipment to Tamil Nadu fishermen to enable them go for deep sea fishing in the wake of alleged attacks on them by Sri Lankan Navy, Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Sudarsana Natchiappan said on Monday.

Sri Lankan navy arrests 18 more fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy on Monday arrested 18 Indian fishermen while fishing between Katchativu and Dhanushkodi.

Sri Lanka arrests 22 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lanka Navy Sunday arrested 22 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, officials said.

Rajapaksa calls for homegrown solution for Tamil issue

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited main Tamil party leaders, including Chief Minister of the northern province C V Wigneswaran, to join hands with him for national reconciliation rather than looking for a solution from a "foreign nation".

111 Indian fishermen remanded in custody in Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan court has remanded 111 Indian fishermen, arrested for allegedly entering the country`s waters, in judicial custody till next Friday.

Sri Lankans protest over 2 missing activists

Hundreds of people protested today in Sri Lanka`s capital to urge the government to reveal the fate of two activists who were allegedly abducted two years ago.

Sri Lankans told not to vote for Tamil group: NYT

Men wearing army uniforms and carrying guns are visiting houses in Sri Lanka`s Tamil-majority Northern Province to tell people not to vote for a Tamil alliance, the New York Times reported.

Former Norwegian minister calls for probe into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

A former Norwegian minister who once played a key role in brokering peace between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels on Monday called for an international investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.