UN to vote today on resolution on Sri Lanka war crimes

Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Sri Lanka war crimes

New Delhi : The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva will vote today on a resolution to press the Sri Lankan government for a more thorough probe of accusations of mass murder of civilians by the Lankan army during the war against Tamil separatists in 2009. Earlier, the US-sponsored draft resolution before the […]

DMK keeps pressure up, says Lanka govt like Hitler’s regime

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
DMK keeps pressure up, says Lanka govt like Hitler's regime

New Delhi: The DMK, which is the ruling Congress’ biggest ally in the UPA, continued to pressure the government today, demanding in Parliament that India take a “clear-cut decision” and vote against Sri Lanka when the top human rights body of the UN meets next week in Geneva. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said yesterday […]

23 killed, 68,000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods

Friday, December 21st, 2012
Sri Lanka floods

Colombo : Twenty-three people were killed and over 68,000 families were displaced in floods in Sri Lanka, an official said Thursday. Heavy rains lashed for the fifth day Thursday in several parts of the country. Fifteen others were missing, Xinhua reported. Relief workers were struggling to get aid to the affected people in 11 districts. […]

Ram Sethu: SC likely to consider Govt’s appeal for more time

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to consider the government’s appeal for more time to present its stance in the Ram Sethu case on Tuesday. The apex court, on January 5, had directed the Centre to place before it the PM-appointed expert panel report on the feasibility of building an alternative shipping channel through […]

Krishna to visit Sri Lanka Jan 16

Saturday, January 7th, 2012
sm krishna

New Delhi  : External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will leave here Jan 16 on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka during which he will discuss the progress in finding a political solution to the ethnic issue and inaugurate an India-assisted railway project.   Krishna is expected to hold wide-ranging talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart […]

5 Local Toastmasters’ Clubs host semi-annual conference of 287 delegates

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The semi-annual conference of Toastmasters Clubs in District 82, with 287 delegates representing over 170 units, ended on Sunday evening at the Ocean Pearl hotel in Kodialbail on a joyous note. Sri Lankan delegates, part of Division 1 with South India, numbered 82 on the occasion. 2 contests in humour and Evaluation were held, besides […]

India top medals tally in South Asian Beach Games

Friday, October 14th, 2011
Beach Kabadi

Hambantota (Sri Lanka):  India finished at the top of the medals tally in the inaugural South Asian Beach Games that concluded here Friday. India stood first with 11 gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals in the seven-day tournament. Hosts Sri Lanka finished second in the Games by winning the last gold in the women’s […]

Team of 4 kite fliers from Mangalore represent India in Sri Lanka

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Kite Festival

Mangalore: The Team Mangalore, an amateur group of 4 kite fliers of India won accolades in Negombo, Sri Lanka for their special brand of unique and traditional colourful kites, filling the Lankan skies on Thursday. These men had earlier flown over continental skies of Asia, Europe and America, to impress thousands of viewers there. Sarvesh […]

India are the Champions of the World

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
India are the Champions of the World

Mumbai: The magnificent Team India kept its cool to beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final of the World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Indian skipper MS Dhoni (91) hit the winning runs by swatting a huge six over the long-on boundary. Yuvraj Singh (21) also remained unbeaten with […]

India beats Pakistan semi-final by 29 runs

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
India beats Pakistan semi-final

Mohali:  India’s dream of a World Cup triumph at home is one step closer after their bowlers suffocated Pakistan’s batsmen to set up a 29-run victory in the semi-final in Mohali. Saturday’s decider will now be a battle of the hosts, and while Sri Lanka might have been surprised by the strength of India’s bowling […]

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