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An Outrageous Penalty – The Hindu

Editorial- The death sentence imposed on five Indian fishermen by a Sri Lankan court for drug trafficking has added an unfortunate dimension to relations between...

India’s Imperatives In Sri Lanka – Analysis

By Neelam Deo and Karan Pradhan- ''India has tried to address the concerns of Sri Lankan Tamils through projects such as the recently-inaugurated railway between...

Sri Lanka committed to implement 13th constitution amendment: MEA, INDIA

Quoting the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin Indian media has reported that ''Sri Lanka has assured India that...

Echo chamber symphonies: How GoSL misread Modi

Dharisha Bastians-- With repeated reassurances by side players in the international arena, it is no wonder the Government was surprised by the TNA’s visit...

Rajapaksa angry at TNA India visit; Swamy was not in the loop

Rajapaksa by Thursday was livid at the news that Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan and five TNA parliamentarians were headed for New...

While SL invites anti-TNA Subramanium Swamy India invites TNA to meet Modi

While the government of Sri Lanka entertaining anti- Tamil and anti-TNA Dr Subramanium swamy in Colombo the Indian Government invited 5 member team...

Tamils in SL must enjoy ‘equality, dignity, justice and self-respect’ says India

Tamils in Sri Lanka must enjoy "equality, dignity, justice and self-respect" India's external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on...

Tamil mood simmers yet again thanks to Lanka

The Sri Lankan cartoon faux pas has revived the slackening pan-Tamil mood in Tamil Nadu, says N Sathiya Moorthy. In what could be seen as...

India, China and Sri Lanka: the uneasy triangle

By Col. R. Hariharan-- China’s President Xi Jinping has accepted a long-standing invitation from President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Sri Lanka sometime this year. The...

BJP doing a volte-face on Lanka’s ethnic issue

 Dr Kumar David -- It seems that the Modi government is preparing the ground and softening up Tamils at home and in Lanka to ditch...

Jayalalithaa demands apology: Govt and Gota give in

Offcial wesite of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Sri Lanka, which comes under President Rajapaksa and run by his brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had...

Will Sri Lanka act on Indian dossier on Pak diplomat?

Suhasini Haidar  -- The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has prepared a dossier to be handed over to Sri Lankan officials with details of an official...

India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade

By PTI- SINGAPORE: India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a...

SL HR commissioner lies re India and UNHRC

Contrary to media reports, the UN investigation panel inquiring into human rights accusations against Sri Lanka has not applied for visa from India to...

Sri Lanka: Katchatheevu issue has to be revisited by Centre; BJP endorses Jayalalitha’s position

Katchatheevu, shown by the arrowVirtually endorsing the ruling AIADMK’s demand for retrieval of Katchatheevu, BJP on Sunday said the issue of Indian sovereignty over...

Muslim Council wants India to explain its position on ‘ Muslim Terror’ groups in Sri Lanka

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has written to the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo asking him to explain the position of the Indian...

India fears growth of fundamentalism in Sri Lanka after riots

(Newsweek cover photo)Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, NEW DELHI: Security experts have expressed serious concerns over the recent riots in Sri Lanka, and have stressed the...

Anti-India Hysteria in Sri Lanka

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Protest against PM Modi and CM Jayalalitha in Colombo – Picture story

A protest was held this morning in front of the  Indian High Commission in Colombo against Indian PM Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief...

Sri Lanka tells India devolving powers to provinces not possible

Modi: what are the options PTI Sri Lanka today said it had made it clear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that devolving police powers to...

Jayalalithaa takes firm stand on Sri Lankan Tamil issue

Jayalalitha: talking tough CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has taken a firm stand on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue despite conciliatory gestures...

Jayalalithaa looks forward to improved ties with Centre under Modi; calls on to take action on Sri Lanka

Meeting ModiWhile ruling out the entry of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam into the National Democratic Alliance, party chief and Tamil Nadu...

13 amendment and Indian pressure: The Rajapaksa government is apparently in a tight spot

''Last Wednesday Senior Minister and House Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva in a statement said Sri Lanka was a sovereign country and no...

Govt. doesn’t seriously apply itself to tackling N-E problem – Minister Prof. Tissa Vitarana

Five years after the end of the armed conflict in the North and East, legitimate political aspirations of the Tamil speaking people in Sri...

President Rajapaksa’s message to Premier Modi: You can not interfere in our affires

(Sunday Times)''Just a day after his return to Colombo, President Rajapaksa responded to Premier Modi’s call for the fuller implementation of the 13th...

Modi resets the clock to 13A, (when) will it start ticking in Sri Lanka?

Ministers Siripala & Swaraj''Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has been in politics long enough to know that after 1983, the internal and the external...

TNA appeals to CM Jayalalitha: Help us to achieve peace based on justice and equality

TNA leader Sampanthan ( The Hindu)TNA leader Sampanthan writes to TN Chief Minister JayalalithaDear Chief Minister, I write to you as the leader of...

Sri Lanka rejects Indian PM’s request: 13 A will not be implementd in full

Govt. sticks to PSC despite Indian pressure; . ready to cooperate with India in all fields except internal issuesClose on the heels of a...

…..And the Rajapaksas will win.- Tisaranee Gunasekara

Rajapaksa in India (file photo)''If the TNA leaders also place their demands outside this ‘Indian scale’, they will be seen by Delhi as...

Sri Lanka Govt. statement silent on Narendra Modi’s request to implement 13 A and go beyond

Censored by GoSLThe statement issued by the Government of Sri Lanka on the meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Rajapaksa has completely ignored...
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