One moment please..
India calls off with Sri Lanka
[ Monday, 18 March 2013, 07:27.11 PM GMT +05:30 ]
Amidst severe attack by Tamil parties over engagement with Sri Lanka, the government has called off the Annual Defence Dialogue with that country scheduled to be held on March 25.

No reason was given for cancellation of the Secretary-level talks which were to be held in New Delhi.

“The Annual Defence Dialogue with Sri Lanka has been called off,” a source said, adding new dates have not been decided yet. During the talks, the two sides were to discuss ways to strengthen defence ties and finalise future military exercises.

The decision has come at a time when Tamil Nadu parties are up in arms over India’s engagement with Sri Lanka. Tamil parties, including key UPA ally DMK, has been criticising the government for holding training for Sri Lankan forces, which has subsequently been shifted from South to North India.

However, India has also maintained that it will not cease military ties with Sri Lanka and continue to provide training to its personnel in Indian military academies and institutions.

India had shifted the exercise between Special Forces of the two countries from Belgaum in Karnataka to Nahan in Himachal Pradesh.

Likewise, it had also instructed the Navy to hold war games with the Lankan Navy away from the waters of four South Indian States.

In the recent days, DMK has accused the government of being soft on alleged atrocities by Sri Lankan forces against ethnic Tamils and even threatened to withdraw support if India does not support a resolution against Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Northern DIG waiting for DAN reports of suspects connection with Vidhya's murder
[ Friday, 29 May 2015, 03:43.48 PM ]
Northern Province Senior DIG Lalith. A.Jayasinghe today announced that investigation of rape and murder case of schoolgirl at Kayts was completed and waiting for results of DNA report. [More]
The Srilankan government systematically violating Human Rights of Tamils
[ Friday, 29 May 2015, 09:58.16 AM ]
A Silent War continues in which thousands of Tamils, mostly Hindus and Christians, are still internally displaced and subject to military occupation and fierce discrimination by the predominantly Buddhist Sinhalese majority. [More]
Rajitha says Sarath N Silva suffers from mental disorder
[ Friday, 29 May 2015, 09:45.14 AM ]
The Cabinet Media Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne says former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva suffers from mental disorder. [More]
Impose death sentence against suspects murdered Vidhya : Min.Chandani Bandara
[ Friday, 29 May 2015, 09:24.40 AM ]
The Minister of Women's Affairs Chandini Bandara called upon court to impose death sentence against all suspects in-connection with rape and murder of schoolgirl at Kayts. [More]
Five new ministers appointed
[ Friday, 29 May 2015, 08:55.28 AM ] []
Five more ministers took oaths under the new government headed by president Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. [More]
Never appoint Mahinda as PM candidate: President
[ Friday, 29 May 2015, 05:04.22 AM ]
Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara and several others continuously demands to nominate former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime ministerial candidate. [More]
Lankan female doctor accused of murdering her husband
[ Thursday, 28 May 2015, 04:54.33 PM ] []
A doctor accused of murdering her husband during a domestic dispute in Western Australia's Mid West region will stand trial in November. [More]
Another storm hits down at Basil's family
[ Thursday, 28 May 2015, 03:20.17 PM ]
Colombo International Container Terminal, Chinese construction firm which obtained permission to construct buildings in the Colombo Port City as deposited Rs.600 million cash to account belongs Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation. [More]
(2nd Lead)
Wigneswaran urges SL State to respect international principle on resettlement
[ Monday, 23 March 2015, 04:45.51 PM ] []
“Unless Grama Sevaka Divisions 244 and 252 are released in full as promised earlier, what has been gingerly granted today would hardly be of any use to the few families now selected to enter their erstwhile denied lands,” Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said in his address at Vazhalaay during the visit by SL President, Prime Minister and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. [More]