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Rajapaksa seeks Tamil support in polls

Rajapaksa seeks Tamil support in polls

18 Dec 2014

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday held election rallies in a former Tamil Tiger stronghold and urged Tamils to vote for him in next month's presidential election.

Mahinda Rajapaksa ,   Sri Lanka ,   Mullaitivu,   Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE),   Pakistan Prime Minister,   ,  
Tamil Nadu to release 30 <strong>Sri</strong> Lankan fishermen on 22nd December

Tamil Nadu to release 30 Sri Lankan fishermen on 22nd December

16 Dec 2014

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it would release 30 Sri Lankan fishermen and 19 boats on December 22 and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevail on the island nation to take similar action at the same time to set free fishermen from the state and their boats.

Tamil Nadu government,   Sri Lankan fishermen,   Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi,   India Sri Lanka relations,  
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 ,  
We will continue to be aggressive: Dhoni

We will continue to be aggressive: Dhoni

16 Dec 2014

Brisbane: India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared on Tuesday as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins here on Wednesday.

ODI,   Sri Lanka,   Virat Kohli,   Murali Vijay,   Mahendra Singh Dhoni,   India-Australia Test,  
<strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Lanka</strong> thrash England by 90 runs, clinch ODI series

Sri Lanka thrash England by 90 runs, clinch ODI series

13 Dec 2014

Kandy (Sri Lanka): Kumar Sangakkara slammed a run-a-ball 112 on Saturday to set up Sri Lanka's series-clinching 90-run victory over England in the sixth one-day international in Kandy.

Kumar Sangakkara,   Sri Lanka cricket,   England cricket,   ODI cricket,   ODI series,  
Amnesty wants <strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Lanka</strong> candidates to uphold human rights

Amnesty wants Sri Lanka candidates to uphold human rights

13 Dec 2014

Colombo: London-based rights group Amnesty International has asked Sri Lanka's presidential candidates to publicly commit to respect human rights in the run up to the January 8 presidential elections.

Amnesty International,   uphold human rights,   Mahinda Rajapaksa,   Maithripala Sirisena,   human rights violations ,  
England beat <strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Lanka</strong> by five wickets in fifth ODI

England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in fifth ODI

11 Dec 2014

Kandy: Joe Root scored an unbeaten century and James Taylor notched an inspired 68 as England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the fifth one-day international in Kandy on Thursday.

Joe Root,   Century,   James Taylor,   England vs Sri Lanka,   One-day international,   ODI,  
Opposition leader announces support for Rajapaksa

Opposition leader announces support for Rajapaksa

11 Dec 2014

Colombo: A top leader of a Buddhist party in Sri Lanka on Thursday quit to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the January 8 election, boosting his bid to stay on for a record third term.

Mahinda Rajapaksa,   Buddhist party,   Sri Lanka,   Maithripala Sirisena,   Jayantha Ketagoda,   ,  
MDMK activists held for attempting to burn Rajapaksa's effigy

MDMK activists held for attempting to burn Rajapaksa's effigy

10 Dec 2014

Coimbatore: About 60 MDMK activists, who attempted to burn the effigy of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa protesting his visit to Tirupati, were arrested here on Wednesday, police said.

MDMK,   Sri Lanka,   Sri Lankan President,   Mahinda Rajapaksa,  Udhagamandalam,   Tirupati ,  
Maldives says capital's water to be restored next week

Maldives says capital's water to be restored next week

10 Dec 2014

Colombo: Water supply in Maldives' capital, cut by a fire last week in its only treatment plant, won't be fully restored until next week, a government official said on Wednesday.

Maldives,   Water supply ,   Mohamed Shareef,   Sri Lanka ,  water crisis,   ,  

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