Sri Lanka
Sindhu avenges Rio by beating Marin

If there was any doubt who the undisputed Indian queen of badminton is, PV Sindhu put that to rest by beating Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the women's singles final to win her maiden India Open super Series title on Sunday.

Demands Separate homeland for Tamis in Sri Lanka: Jayalaithaa

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo and Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday asserted her party would take “continuous steps” to attain a separate homeland for Tamils in Sri Lanka and demand that the Centre grant dual citizenship for refugees from the island nation living in the state.

Rajiv Gandhi alleged killers banned from leaving Sri lanka

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday barred former Tamil Tiger rebel leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, wanted by India in connection with the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, from travelling abroad, a lawyer said. 

Lanka president on 3-day visit to India to seek repair bilateral ties

In what will be his first foreign visit since he became president, Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka will pay a three-day visit to India starting February 15. Sirisena and PM Narendra Modi will seek to repair bilateral ties which were hit under Sirisena's predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa. The PM tweeted that he was looking forward to the visit by the Lankan president. 

New Sri Lankan Government to probe lawmakers assassinations

Sri Lanka's new government on Wednesday said it will reopen probes into unresolved high-profile assassinations, including that of two Tamil lawmakers, which took pace during the decade-long rule of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

SRI LANKA: Newly-elected Sirisena will probe high-profile assassinations

Sri Lanka's new government on Wednesday said it will reopen probes into unresolved high-profile assassinations, including that of two Tamil lawmakers, which took pace during the decade-long rule of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

SRI LANKA: Sirisena sworn in as the seventh president Sri Lanka

Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as the seventh president Sri Lanka on Friday. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Judge K. Sri Pawan administered the oath of office to Sirisena at the Independence Square in Colombo. 

More than 100 nets danaged as Sri lankan Navi attacks indian boats

Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked Indian fishing boats and damaged more than 100 nets near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the early hours on Sunday, fishermen association representatives said in Rameswaram.

Sri Lankhan Court granted relief to 75 Pakistani seeking asylums by suspending it for two weeks

A Sri Lankan court on Friday ordered authorities to stop deporting Pakistani asylum seekers, following a complaint they were being forcibly sent home without having their claims properly assessed.


Sri Lanka scraps visas on arrival for Pak nationals at Modi’s intervention

The PM Narendra Modi, in his first conversations with Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, had raised this issue which he said was of particular sensitivity to India. On his return, Rajapaksa is believed to have launched an investigation.
The results of the probe have become the basis of the decision.