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Cameron visits Jaffna, hears harrowing tales from Tamils

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday made a historic visit to Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north and met newly-elected Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran and members of the Tamil community who......

A bloodied childhood in war-torn Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Tamil poet and journalist Theepachelvan Pratheepan shares the experiences of his petrified childhood days spent in the war-torn island nation with Rediff.com’s Shobha Warrier. He......

'I was desperate. I wanted to get into the army'

In our special year-end section, Rediff.com looks at people -- who for better or worse -- wrote the India story this year. Krishnant Gholap is an autorickshaw driver's son. After two failed......

Sri Lanka is India's problem

The sun, round and orange, hangs high in the Jaffna sky like a lopped-off head, weeping rays of blood, while terror stricken civilians huddle in fear of the next wave of bombs. Pushed to the brink......

India needs to do something about Sri Lanka

The President of Sri Lanka recently wrote a scathing article in The Wall Street Journal Asia -- which also appeared on rediff.com -- about the lawless Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or Tigers as......

Etihad, Qatar Airways eye SpiceJet stake

No-frills airline, SpiceJet, is in discussions with two West Asian airlines, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, for a minority stake sale.The move comes amid expectations that the government would......

Markets end flat amidst volatile session

Benchmark share indices ended tad higher on Thursday, amid a volatile trading session, led by index heavyweight Reliance Industries and FMCG major ITC.The 30-share Sensex ended at 16,070 up 40......

Want to save money? Read these tips

You don't have to play Uncle Scrooge to be penny wise and hoard for the future. The journey is the key. We will discuss how to exercise a bit of restraint in a number of small-yet-effective......

Low-cost carriers to double fleet

The country's leading low-cost air carriers -- IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir -- are set to nearly double their fleet capacity over the next 17 months. This addition by LCCs is set to increase the......

SpiceJet to raise Rs 335 cr, stake sale possible

Low-cost air carrier SpiceJet is looking at ways to raise around $75 million (Rs 335 crore). The airline has given the mandate to IDFC-SSKI for raising funds through preferential allotment of......

Asin, Salman 'ready' for action

Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Asin Thottumkal stands next to Salman Khan gesturing during a news conference, about their new film Ready which is being shot in Sri Lanka,......

India open 2012 ICC World T20 against qualifier

India will open their 2012 ICC World Twenty20 campaign against one of the two qualifiers at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 19, according to the tournament's schedule, announced by......

Sri Lanka find Pakistan's pace too hot on Day 1

Mahela Jayawardene scored four streaky runs in his last Test, as Pakistan's bowlers dismantled Sri Lanka's first innings on the opening day of the second and final match, in Colombo, on Thursday.......

South Africa escape with a draw to reclaim No. 1 Test ranking

South Africa reclaimed top spot in Test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday to win the series 1-0. - ScorecardIt was......

Hussey wary of Indian spinners ahead of Super Eights

Ahead of Australia's first Super Eight clash against India, batsman Michael Hussey on Wednesday said the team is chalking out an appropriate strategy to cope with the variety of spinners on offer......

2012 ICC World Twenty20 groups and fixtures

Groups and fixtures for the2012 ICC World Twenty20, to be held in Sri Lanka, from September 18 to October 7. Men's GroupsGroup A: England, India, Qualifier 2Group B: Australia, West Indies,......
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Dimuth, Yasir shine

Pallekele: Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne hit a century, while Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah had another rich haul as the decisive third and... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150704/jsp/sports/story_29533.jsp
Train of thoughts

Metro Rail is certainly a matter for great celebration for Chennaiites. But Metro Rail is also a miserable metaphor for the laggard, leisurely,... ...

http://newstodaynet.com/article/train-thoughts-0
Sri Lanka make bright start in decider

Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Jul 3 (AFP) Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga provided Sri Lanka an aggressive start on the opening day of the decisive... ...

http://www.ptinews.com/news/6214426_Sri-Lanka-make-bright-start-in-decider-.html
Chinese calculations behind Suu Kyi's visit

Mihir Bhonsale 26 June 2015 Analysis Aung San Suu Kyi's five-day official visit to China is a beckon of changing times. The Myanmarese... ...

http://www.observerindia.com/cms/sites/orfonline/modules/weeklyassessment/WeeklyAssessmentDetail.html?cmaid=84703&mmacmaid=84704&volumeno=VIII&issueno=26
How great is Pakistan's Younis Khan?

The Colombo Test is Younis Khan's 100th, a landmark that only four Pakistan players before him achieved. Though personally the match was not... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/toi-cri/top-stories/Fan-speak-How-great-is-Younis-Khan/articleshow/47860214.cms

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