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Celebrations break on fishermen's arrival

Celebrations break on fishermen's arrival

21 Nov 2014

Rameswaram : Joyous and emotional scenes were witnessed at Thanachimadam village here on Friday where celebrations broke out on the arrival of five fishermen, who had escaped the gallows after spending three years in a Sri Lankan prison, with families and friends greeting them.

Sri Lanka,   Sri Lankan President,   Mahinda Rajapaksa ,   India ,   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,   Ramanathapuram,   Tamil Nadu,  State Fisheries Minister,   K A Jayabal,   Sports and Youth Development Minister,  S Sundarraj,   ,  
<strong>Sri</strong> Lanka's Health Minister to challenge President Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's Health Minister to challenge President Rajapaksa

21 Nov 2014

Colombo: In another jolt to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his Health Minister defected on Friday to become the Opposition's main candidate to challenge his bid to secure a record third term in office.

Sri Lanka,   Health Minister,   President,   Mahinda Rajapaksa,   UNP,   United National Party,   Maithripala Sirisena,   Rajapaksa government,  
Mathews wants settled side for England series

Mathews wants settled side for England series

21 Nov 2014

Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches.

Sri Lanka cricket captain,   Angelo Mathews,   Sri Lanka tour of India,  
Jayasuriya takes responsibility for Lanka's Indian debacle

Jayasuriya takes responsibility for Lanka's Indian debacle

17 Nov 2014

Colombo: The chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has taken responsibility for Sri Lanka's 0-5 thrashing in India following the sudden decision to make the tour.

Sanath Jayasuriya,   Sri Lankan cricket team ,  
5 Indian fishermen set free by <strong>Sri</strong> Lanka arrive in Chennai

5 Indian fishermen set free by Sri Lanka arrive in Chennai

21 Nov 2014

Chennai: Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking but set free after President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned them, arrived here on Thursday.

Indian fishermen,   Indian fishermen released,   Mahinda Rajapaksa,   fishermen from Rameswaram,   ,  
AIADMK govt takes credit for fishermen release

AIADMK govt takes credit for fishermen release

21 Nov 2014

Chennai: Taking potshots at other political parties for claiming credit over release of five Indian fishermen from Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday asserted that his AIADMK-led government's initiatives saved them from gallows and led to their freedom.

AIADMK,   O Panneerselvam,   fishermen release,   ndian fishermen in Sri Lanka,   Jayalalithaa,   ,  
Rajapaksa declares snap presidential election in <strong>Sri</strong> Lanka

Rajapaksa declares snap presidential election in Sri Lanka

20 Nov 2014

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday declared snap presidential poll to seek a record third term.

Sri Lanka,   President Mahinda Rajapaksa,  presidential election,   Election Commissioner,   Mahinda Deshapriya,  
<strong>Sri</strong> Lanka announces 2015 presidential election

Sri Lanka announces 2015 presidential election

20 Nov 2014

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday signed the proclamation declaring the presidential election next year, the president's office said.

Sri Lanka,   2015 presidential election,   Rajapaksha,   elections,   voting,   polling,  
Return of five fishermen strengthens India's position as leader of South Asian region

Return of five fishermen strengthens India's position as leader of South Asian region

21 Nov 2014

New Delhi: The return of five fishermen to Tamil Nadu from the clutches of death in Sri Lanka has added another feather in six-month old NDA Government foreign policy's cap and also strengthened India's position as the de facto head of South Asian region. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa commuted the death sentence awarded to five Indian fishermen after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with him last week on the issue.

five fishermen return,   fishermen,   India,   South Asian region,   Tamil Nadu,   Sri Lanka,   death sentence,   President,   Mahinda Rajapaksa,   Modi,   Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi,  
We could not play our brand of cricket: Mathews

We could not play our brand of cricket: Mathews

10 Nov 2014

Hyderabad: Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews said the challenge of performance against India in their own backyard was never beyond doubt but he is pained to see that they have failed to play their brand of cricket.

Sri Lankan cricket team,   Angelo Mathews,   India vs Sri Lanka ,  

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