Tamil Nadu’s non-partisan Jallikkattu stir inspires Sri Lankan Tamil agitators

Tamil Nadu’s non-partisan Jallikkattu stir inspires Sri Lankan Tamil agitators

Colombo, February 22 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan Tamils agitating for the last twenty days on the issue of forced disappearances and non-return of lands by the military,  have, for the first time, kept the movement apolitical and non-partisan, apparently inspired by the successful non-partisan mass agitation in Tamil Nadu to get the ban […]

Sri Lankan President gets tough on students caught ragging

Sri Lankan President gets tough on students caught ragging

Colombo, Feb 22 (NIA) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Wednesday instructed his Police Chief to take all necessary action against students involved in ragging in universities across the island country. The President said senior students ragging freshers was a disgrace to free education and had called for a report on a recent incident where 15 seniors […]

Two Sri Lankan restaurants enters into Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Two Sri Lankan restaurants enters into Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Colombo, Feb 22 – Two Sri Lankan restaurants, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi ranked 29th and 49th at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ awards ceremony held in Bangkok on Tuesday. A Bangkok Indian restaurant topped the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for a third consecutive year, local media reported. The annual list is compiled based on […]

Malayali family brings back to life a slice of colonial Colombo

Malayali family brings back to life a slice of colonial Colombo

Colombo, February 22 (The New Indian Express): The Vethodys, a family of Malayali entrepreneurs with roots in Kerala and Sri Lanka, have brought back to life a slice of Colombo’s colonial past with the re-launch of their extensively renovated 135 year old iconic Hotel Nippon situated in the heart of the capital’s business district. “Nippon” […]

Sri Lanka, very interesting spot for the maritime industry, says Norway

Sri Lanka, very interesting spot for the maritime industry, says Norway

Colombo, Feb 21 (NIA) – Norway, on Tuesday said it was ready to invest on the Sri Lankan ports as Norway had good knowledge and expertise on the marine industry. Norway’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether said Norway could not do huge investment like China or India but it could provide advanced technology in several areas. “We have […]

World’s largest, car, truck carrier to arrive at Hambantota Port

World’s largest, car, truck carrier to arrive at Hambantota Port

Colombo, Feb 21 (NIA) – MV Hoegh Tracer, the world’s largest pure car and truck Carrier (PCTC), belonging to Hoegh Autoliners AS, Oslo, is scheduled to call at Hambantota port during the first week of March 2017, a statement said here. The carrier is scheduled to arrive at the Port under its local agency Diamond […]

Jaishankar rules out India pressing for re-unification of Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern provinces

Jaishankar rules out India pressing for re-unification of Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern provinces

Colombo, February 20 (The New Indian Express): India will not be pressing Sri Lanka to merge the Northern and Eastern Provinces to form a single Tamil-majority, Tamil-speaking province as envisaged by the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987, the Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) here on Monday. He was reacting to […]

Indian Foreign Secretary praises Indian Origin Tamils for being in the Sri Lankan mainstream

Indian Foreign Secretary praises Indian Origin Tamils for being in the Sri Lankan mainstream

Colombo, February 20 (The New Indian Express): The Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar expressed his happiness about the Indian Origin Tamils (IOTs) being in the Sri Lankan national   mainstream, fully participating in governance and securing benefits for themselves, Mano Ganeshan, leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA),  told Express after meeting the top Indian official here […]

EPRLF tells Jaishankar: political solution is a sine qua non for economic development

EPRLF tells Jaishankar: political solution is a sine qua non for economic development

Colombo, February 20(The New Indian Express): The Eelam Peoples’ Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) leader Suresh Premachandran told the visiting Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar, that India’s plans for the economic development of Sri Lanka’ Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces cannot bear fruit unless there is a  political solution to the Tamil question. Meeting Jaishankar as part […]

Indian Foreign Secretary urges Tamil National Alliance to unite to fight for Tamils’ rights

Indian Foreign Secretary urges Tamil National Alliance to unite to fight for Tamils’ rights

Colombo, February 20 (The New Indian Express): Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has urged the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to unite to fight for the Tamils’ rights, including their rights under the proposed constitution, and cooperate with India in the economic development of the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces. Meeting the TNA top brass ahead […]

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