Tamil Nadu parties express concern over President's recent remarks


The DMK and MDMK on Friday expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena’s reported statement that his country’s new constitution will not have the concept of ‘Federation,’ saying it will affect the ethnic Tamils.

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Ranil hopes to strengthen relations with China in Chinese New Year


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said that he hoped to renew and strengthen the relations between China and Sri Lanka this year.

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Sushma Swaraj calls on PM


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the first day of her two-day visit to the country.

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Indian fisherman injured as Lankan fishermen attack boat


A fisherman from a coastal hamlet in Pudukotai district, Tamil Nadhu suffered an eye injury when his Sri Lankan counterparts, also Tamils, allegedly pelted stones at his mechanised boat at Neduntheevu off the island nation.

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Kumar Gunaratnam further remanded again


Senior member of  Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Kumar Gunaratnam was further remanded until February 15 by Kegalle Magistrate today.

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Sushma Swaraj arrives


Indian Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj arrived in the island a shortwhile ago on a two-day official visit, to participate in the ninth session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission.

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UN Human Rights Chief to visit North


During his four-day official visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday, at the invitation of the Government, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will be visiting Jaffna, Trincomalee and Kandy to hold discussions with diffrent stakeholders, the UN office in Colombo said.

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NP Governor Palihakkara on the way out


The Northern Province, where Tamils constitute a predominant section of the population, may soon get a new Governor, the Hindu reported.

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Pakistan, Lanka, Maldives hold anti-terror exercises


Sri Lankan and Maldives troops have joined Pakistan in anti-terror military exercises in the country's northwest, Pakistan military said on Thursday.

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