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With Modi in Colombo, Lanka rejects China's request for submarine docking

Sri Lanka has rejected China’s request for its submarine to dock at Colombo next week after a similar visit in 2014 triggered strong protest from India, a senior defence official said, as......

PHOTOS: PM in Sri Lanka, prays at old Buddhist temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Colombo on Thursday on a two-day visit which is mainly aimed at reinforcing the traditional connect between India and Sri Lanka at a time when China is......

Why Washington is moving close to Colombo

'What we have heard from the Sri Lankans is their desire to have a foreign policy that allows Sri Lanka to best advance its own interests rather than a foreign policy that relied solely on one......

India, Lanka to find 'innovative' solution to fishermen issue

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo on Friday. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/ Reuters India and Sri Lanka on Friday......

Swaraj leaves for two-day visit to Lanka

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday left for Colombo on a two-day visit during which she is expected to discuss the fishermen's issue and rights of minority Tamils with the top Sri......

Modi brings Colombo closer to Varanasi, announces direct flights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India's flag carrier Air India would begin direct flights between Colombo and the holy city of Varanasi from August. Modi, who is on a two-day......

Do we really need a port at Colachel?

India’s strategy to beat Colombo port is flawed as there are likely to be too many domestic ports competing among themselves instead of targeting the competition, says Michael Pinto. The......

Why India has failed miserably in maritime trade

Colombo can handle more container traffic than all of India’s ports put together. For a country with a long maritime tradition, this is a pathetic state of affairs, saya T N Ninan. Narendra......

Passengers need not declare customs baggage on domestic leg

The order essentially means that a passenger who boards a Delhi-Chennai-Colombo flight from Delhi going to Chennai would not be required to file baggage declaration form. Indian passengers boarding......

PHOTOS: Karthik six off last ball seals India's T20 tri-series win

IMAGES from the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series final between India and Bangladesh, played in Colombo on Sunday Scorecard IMAGE: Dinesh Karthik is congratulated by Washington Sundar after he hit......

Latest ICC Test rankings: India on top, Australia slip

IMAGE:  India's captain Virat Kohli and teammates walk off the field after winning in Colombo. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters India continued to be at the top in the ICC Test......

PHOTOS, 5th ODI: Kohli, Bhuvneshwar star in win as India sweep series 5-0

Images from the 5th ODI vs Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday IMAGE: India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates on completing his century. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Virat Kohli displayed......

Dhoni strikes record with 100 stumpings in ODIs

IMAGE: Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya is stumped out by India's MS Dhoni during the 5th ODI in Colombo on Sunday. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the......

PHOTOS: Kohli, Rohit hit tons as India humiliate Sri Lanka

Images from fourth ODI between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo on Thursday IMAGE: Virat Kohli, right, celebrates after completing his century with Rohit Sharma. Photograph: Dinuka......
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ICC probes pitch-fixing charges involving Sri Lanka

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) said it was investigating allegations of pitch-fixing involving Sri Lankans on Saturday. The ICC... ...

http://www.sify.com/sports/icc-probes-pitch-fixing-charges-involving-sri-lanka-news-cricket-sf1lbtgaedbjj.html
Death toll from bad weather rises to 20 in Sri Lanka

[Sri Lanka], May 27 (ANI): Nearly 20 people have lost their lives and over 150,000 have been affected from the floods and landslides caused due to... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/death-toll-from-bad-weather-rises-to-20-in-sri-lanka-news-international-sf1kQmfjjbggj.html
Sri Lanka accepts $1 billion, eight-year syndicated loan from China Development Bank

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has accepted an eight-year China Development Bank $1 billion syndicated loan to repay loans maturing this year, two... ...

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INsouthAsiaNews/~3/0-tiqyJpeCc/sri-lanka-accepts-1-billion-eight-year-syndicated-loan-from-china-development-bank-idINKCN1IQ2FT
Sri Lanka Cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva Quits Tour After Father's Murder

Dhananjaya de Silva's father Ranjan, a local politician, was gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb of the capital Colombo, close to midnight on... ...

https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/dhananjaya-de-silva-sri-lanka-cricketer-quits-tour-after-fathers-murder-1857254
Adverse weather kills 9 in Sri Lanka

According to the National Disaster Management Center (DMC), nine people have been killed and, 23 are missing due to floods and landslides caused... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/adverse-weather-kills-9-in-sri-lanka-118052300634_1.html

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