One moment please..
 
News
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.

Advertisements
Wigneswaran should not testify before the UN investigation panel
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:25.18 AM ]
General Secretary of the National Patriotic Movement Dr.Vasantha Bandara today said Northern Chief Minister should not testify before the UN investigation panel appointed by the UNHRC commissioner Navaneetham Pillay. [More]
Close ties between SL government and BBS- US
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 08:07.52 AM ]
The International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 released by the US State stated that the Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) continued to promote its anti-Muslim campaign, which was linked to violent activities last year. [More]
Callum Macrae to testify before the UN investigation panel
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 04:59.33 AM ]
Callum Macrae, Channel -4 Journalist played leading role on informing international community on war crimes reported during final perhaps of war in SriLanka, schedule to testify before the UN international investigation panel, sources said. [More]
Lankan immigrants arrested in Texas
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 03:50.08 AM ] []
Sri Lankans were among a group of illegal immigrants arrested while entering Texas from Mexico over the weekend, international media reports today. [More]
200 000 Complaints against Gnanasara thera and Champika Ranawaka
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 03:03.37 AM ]
Media reports have stated that within 24 hours over 200 000 complaints have been lodged with the Facebook administration against Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thera and Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka. [More]
157 Lankan asylum seekers would be sent back to India
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 09:25.28 AM ]
The 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday. [More]
Wigneswaran recommends Mawai Senadhiraja
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 08:20.47 AM ]
Earlier group of people said, Present Northern CM decided to quit his position due to the re-appointment of northern governor and decided to obtain most powerful position. [More]
SriLanka seeks Pakistan help arrest Wella Sudha
[ Monday, 28 July 2014, 05:07.53 AM ]
SriLanka seeks Pakistan help arrest leading Lankan heroin trafficker Wella Sudha. [More]
Channel-4 journalist Callum Macrae speaks to Lankasri FM
[ Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 02:18.19 AM ] []
Channel- 4 Film maker Callum Macrae responds to questions raised by the Lankasri FM political analyst team. [More]