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Sri Lanka Cricket to build international stadium in Jaffna

Sri Lanka Cricket is set to build an international cricket stadium in former LTTE hub, Jaffna and has already carried out a preliminary inspection of a site, SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said.

Jan 29, 2018, 19:17 PM IST

Sri Lanka says investigating military links to Jaffna violence

Sri Lankan government today said it has launched a probe into the alleged involvement of army with a terror gang that has unleashed violence in Tamil-dominated Jaffna, the epicentre of the civil war which ended in 2009.

Nov 15, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

 Four Indian fishermen were today arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu, a small island near Jaffna in the north of the neighbouring nation.

Jun 02, 2016, 11:21 AM IST

Former LTTE operatives arrested in Sri Lanka

Four former LTTE operatives have been arrested by police in Sri Lanka on suspicion of trying to revive the banned group's separatist activities.

May 03, 2016, 13:44 PM IST

Sri Lanka demands aid for war-torn regions

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it would call for international investments and assistance to develop the formerly war-torn areas in the country.

Mar 08, 2016, 16:36 PM IST

For Sri Lanka`s displaced Tamils, homecoming is bittersweet

When Balasundaram Rasamalar finally got back her home in Sri Lanka`s battle-scarred north after years of military occupation, there was an unexpected problem. The toilet was still in the militarised zone -- where civilians are not allowed.

Jul 09, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

Sri Lankan soldier gets death penalty over Tamil massacre

 A Sri Lankan soldier was today sentenced to death for killing eight Tamil civilians, including four minors, by slitting their throats in Jaffna nearly 15 years ago, in a rare case of the military being held to account for its actions.

Jun 25, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Five Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Indian Coast Guard

The Coast Guard on Friday detained five Sri Lankan fishermen for entering the Indian waters near Kodiakkarai in Tamil Nadu.

May 29, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Sri Lanka president visits Jaffna over gang-rape anger

 Sri Lanka`s President Maithripala Sirisena flew to the island`s former northern warzone of Jaffna on Tuesday to defuse rising tensions over the gang rape and murder of a teenager, a spokesman said.

May 26, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

Sri Lankan court bans demonstrations in Jaffna

 A Sri Lankan court today banned demonstrations in Tamil-dominated Northern Province capital Jaffna amid planned protests demanding the release of 130 people who have been take into custody for rioting over arrests of rape and murder suspects.

May 23, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi returns home after three-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday night returned home after wrapping up his five-day three- nation tour.

Mar 14, 2015, 23:12 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi visits Jaffna, seeks respect for all citizens in Sri Lanka​

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Jaffna, becoming the first Indian premier to set foot in the war-ravaged town in Sri Lanka`s Tamil-dominated Northern Province, where he handed over homes built with Indian assistance to displaced local Tamils.

Mar 14, 2015, 21:34 PM IST

Sri Lanka: PM Modi offers prayer at sacred Mahabodhi tree in Anuradhapura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid a visit to Sri Lanka's ancient capital Anuradhapura and offered prayers at the sacred Mahabodhi tree in a move aimed at projecting India's Buddhist lin

Mar 14, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi returns to Colombo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday returned to Colombo from Jaffna in C-130 J Indian Air Force aircraft.

Mar 14, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

PM Modi visits Jaffna: As it happened

Narendra Modi landed in Jaffna on Saturday, becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit Sri Lanka`s war-ravaged northern Tamil heartland.

Mar 14, 2015, 10:15 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland Jaffna today

Narendra Modi will travel to Jaffna on Saturday, becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland, a day after urging greater autonomy for the island`s biggest minority after a decades-long ethnic war.

Mar 14, 2015, 03:42 AM IST

Sri Lanka frees 86 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka on Friday released 86 Indian fishermen as a goodwill measure to mark the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the island nation.

Mar 13, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

DNA: A glance at PM Narendra Modi's Mauritius inning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Ganga Talao, considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, and offered prayers at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mar 12, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

PM Modi to provide 50,000 homes in Jaffna

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide 50,000 homes in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Mar 11, 2015, 09:20 AM IST