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Dilshan hits ton in Jayawardene-Sangakkara farewell

Dilshan hits ton in Jayawardene-Sangakkara farewell

16 Dec 2014

Colombo: Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed a century in his 300th one-day international as Sri Lanka piled up 302-6 after choosing to bat in the seventh and final match against England in Colombo on Tuesday.

Tillakaratne Dilshan,   Sri Lanka vs England,   ODI in Colombo,   Kumar Sangakkara,   Mahela Jayawardene ,  
It's Bengaluru! Iconic Bangalore, 11 other cities are officially rechristened

It's Bengaluru! Iconic Bangalore, 11 other cities are officially rechristened

01 Nov 2014

New Delhi/Bengaluru:  Bangaloreans woke up on Saturday to a new name of their iconic city – Bengaluru – as the state government issued a special gazette notification to officially change the name of Karnataka's capital alongside 11 other cities in the state, to the effect on Friday evening.

Bangalore,   Bengaluru,   Karnataka,   Mangalore,   state government,   special gazette notification,   Bangaloreans,  
Lanka landslide: India pledges assistance to <strong>Colombo</strong>

Lanka landslide: India pledges assistance to Colombo

01 Nov 2014

New Delhi: India has pledged Rs five million as immediate relief for victims of landslide in Sri Lanka and is also considering medium and long-term assistance.

Lanka landslide,   Colombo,   Sri Lankan government,   Indian government,   Srilanka,   India,   ,  
Over 200 Indian fishermen in Pakistan's custody: Sushma Swaraj

Over 200 Indian fishermen in Pakistan's custody: Sushma Swaraj

26 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Over 200 Indian fishermen are presently in Pakistan's custody, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

Indian fishermen,   Pakistan's custody,   External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj,   bilateral information exchange mechanism,   Sri Lanka,   High Court of Colombo,   ,  
Sri Lanka ready to probe Navi Pillay's claims

Sri Lanka ready to probe Navi Pillay's claims

01 Sep 2013

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Sunday said it was ready to probe the allegations raised by UN human rights chief Navi Pillay that some people she met during her mission to probe alleged war crimes committed during the ethnic conflict with the Tamil Tigers had been threatened.

Sri Lanka,   Navi Pillay,   UN human rights,   war crimes in Sri Lanka,   Tamil Tigers,   Colombo Gazette,  
Lanka hunt for landslide victims continues

Lanka hunt for landslide victims continues

01 Nov 2014

Colombo: The search for victims buried in the deadly landslide in central Sri Lanka is still ongoing, the military said on Saturday.

Lanka landslide,   Colombo,   Sri Lankan government,   Indian government,   Srilanka,   India,   ,  
Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

01 Nov 2014

Koslanda: Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said that there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.

Lanka landslide,   Colombo,   Sri Lankan government,   Indian government,   Srilanka,   India,   ,  
UN rights chief accuses Sri Lanka of sabotaging war crimes probe

UN rights chief accuses Sri Lanka of sabotaging war crimes probe

07 Nov 2014

Geneva: The UN rights chief accused Sri Lanka on Friday of sabotaging a UN-mandated war crimes probe into the country's brutal separatist war by creating a climate of fear and repression.

UN,   UN rights,   Sri Lanka,   war crimes,   UN High Commissioner,   Colombo,   UNHRC,   Zeid Raad Al Hussein,  
Fishermen conducts token strike in Tamil Nadu

Fishermen conducts token strike in Tamil Nadu

06 Nov 2014

Chennai: Protesting the death sentence awarded to five members of their ilk by a Sri Lankan court for drug trafficking, about 30 lakh fishermen in Tamil Nadu on Thursday went on a one-day strike, urging Centre to put pressure on Colombo for their release.

Tamil Nadu,   fishermen,   token strike,   death sentence,   Sri Lanka,   court,   drug trafficking,   strike,   Colombo ,  
Indian envoy in Lanka assures 'unstinted support' to fishermen

Indian envoy in Lanka assures 'unstinted support' to fishermen

04 Nov 2014

Colombo/New Delhi: India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka on Tuesday met the five Indian fishermen, who have been sentenced to death by a court here for alleged drug trafficking, and assured them of "unstinted support" by the government to secure their early release and repatriation.

Colombo,   New Delhi,   High Commissioner,   Sri Lanka,  Indian fishermen,   drug trafficking,   government,  

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