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BJP govt openly aiding Colombo: Vaiko

BJP govt openly aiding Colombo: Vaiko

He took objection to Subramanian Swamy demanding that the Bharat Ratna be conferred on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse. Slamming the BJP Government’s policy vis—a—vis Sri Lanka, the party’s Tamil…

Drought drives 42 percent crash in crop production in Sri Lanka

Drought drives 42 percent crash in crop production in Sri Lanka

An 11-month drought, considered by experts to be the worst in recent history, has forced sharp increases in food prices in Sri Lanka – and the worst may be yet…

Mukherjee releases stamp on Lanka Buddhist revivalist Angararika Dharmapala

Mukherjee releases stamp on Lanka Buddhist revivalist Angararika Dharmapala

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday released a commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala, a Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. “The release of the commemorative postage stamp…

Sri Lanka paddy farmers to benefit from budget 2015

Sri Lanka paddy farmers to benefit from budget 2015

Sri Lanka paddy farmers to get seed paddy free of charge in the budget 2015, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, in his capacity as the Finance Minister. He said seed paddy…

2015 Budget: Abundance of relief to all sectors

2015 Budget: Abundance of relief to all sectors

All segments of society will receive reliefs in the form of salary increases, tax concessions, price reduction of consumer items, interest hike for savings, pension benefits and diverse subsidies and…

Andy Murray beats Fabio Fognini to reach Valencia Open last eight

Andy Murray beats Fabio Fognini to reach Valencia Open last eight

Andy Murray moved into the quarter-finals of the Valencia OPEN with a convincing 6-2 6-4 win over Italy’s Fabio Fognini. The win is a boost to Briton Murray’s bid to qualify for…

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease. Dr Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients while working for the…

Moskva arrives in Colombo

Moskva arrives in Colombo

The Russian guided missile cruiser ‘Moskva’ arrived at the Colombo Port on Thursday on a replenishment and goodwill visit, Navy sources said. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri…

Indo-Lanka MoU sought to bring back tamil refugees

Indo-Lanka MoU sought to bring back tamil refugees

 A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee rehabilitation organisation which has been working in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka for the past 30 years, has sought a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between…

SL takes steps to ensure EU maintains ban on LTTE

SL takes steps to ensure EU maintains ban on LTTE

The Sri Lankan  today said the recent statements by interested parties on the outcome of the case filed by the LTTE at the European Court seeking the lifting of sanctions…