Indian Cricket Team

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Rohit Sharma-Led Team India Wins Asia Cup 2023

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian Cricket Team won the 2023 Asia Cup against Sri Lanka, on September 17. IND vs SL Final Match Highlights: Siraj's astonishing effort saw defending champions Sri Lanka getting bundled out for 50. India did not bat an eyelid in the chase, as Shubman Gill (27) and Ishan Kishan (23) did the job in just 6.1 overs.

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 - 09:02 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Indian Cricket Team, Asia Cup, Sri Lanka, Victory, Rohit Sharma

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Be Sued; Sri Lankan Court Allows Proceedings

Sri Lanka’s top court has giving permission for proceedings against former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. This has come after rights group Transparency International filed a case against Rajapaksa, holding him accountable for the island nation’s worst financial crisis in more than seven decades. The court has also agreed to entertain proceedings against former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 - 02:42 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Economic crisis

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Returns To Colombo, Travels With Heavily Armed Guards

Ousted former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has returned to his homeland of Sri Lanka, seven weeks after fleeing the country. Rajapaksa, landed in Colombo’s Bandaranaike  International Airport, on September 3, and traveled to a government-owned house allocated to him as the former President in a motorcade with heavily armed bodyguards. Rajapaksa had fled the country in July, after agitated citizens stormed his residence amid the… read-more

Sat, 03 Sep 2022 - 04:52 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Economic crisis, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Colombo

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Return To Sri Lanka On September 3

Former president of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa, will reportedly end his self-imposed exile on September 3, and return to his home land. Rajapaksa has been living in a Thai hotel as a virtual prisoner. Rajapaksa fled the country as his residence was outrun by agitated citizens. The island nation is facing the worst political turmoil recorded in the nation’s history, followed by an economic crisis, with food and fuel shortage.

Fri, 02 Sep 2022 - 07:36 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Thailand, Economic crisis

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Japan’s Food Assistance To Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Receives $1.5 Mn Food Assistance From Japan Amid Rising Food Crisis

Sri Lanka received the first tranche of food assistance worth USD 1.5 million from the government of Japan, on August 30. This has come as per the promise made by Japan earlier this year, through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Reportedly, over six million Sri Lankans (roughly 30% of the total population), are facing a grim food crisis. 

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 - 03:02 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Japan, food crisis, Economic crisis, WFP

Courtesy: ANI

O Panneerselvam

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Former Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam Writes To S Jaishankar; Urges Relief To Arrested Fishermen

Former CM of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam, has requested union external affairs minister S Jaishankar to take necessary steps for the release of Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy. He urged the union minister via letter, stating that he is concerned about the well-being of Tamil fishermen who get arrested often. Recently, on August 10 and 22 some fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy.

Thu, 25 Aug 2022 - 09:24 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, AIADMK, O Panneerselvam, S Jaishankar

Courtesy: ANI

Indian Fertilisers

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India Sends 21,000 Tonnes Of Fertilisers To Sri LankanAs Humanitarian Assistance

Amid the ongoing Sri Lankan crisis, India has donated around 21,000 tonnes of fertilisers to the crisis-ridden nation. Notably, India supplied 44,000 tonnes of fertilisers to Sri Lanka in the previous month. With this, India has provided support to the island nation worth USD 4 billion. The economic crisis in Sri Lanka continues to stay grim, with UN warning that 5.7 million people in Sri Lanka “require immediate humanitarian assistance”.

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 - 07:19 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Fertilisers, Economic crisis, Rajapaksa

Courtesy: ANI


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Eight Sri Lankan Refugees Arrive At Tamil Nadu’s Dhanushkodi

Eight Sri Lankan refugees arrived at Tamil Nadu’s Dhanushkodi at around 2 am, on August 22. The persons include three men, three children and two women. The refugees are from three families, and they reportedly hail from Jaffna, Talaimannar and Trincomalee. An investigation is underway, and the Coastal Security Group police is currently investigating the matter. Further details are awaited.

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 - 12:20 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Refugee, Dhanushkodi, Coastal Guard, Rajapaksa

Courtesy: ANI

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Ex Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa Applies For Green Card To Move To Us

Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was ousted from the country, has applied for a green card to permanently make a shift to the United States of America. Rajapaksa’s lawyer stated that the application for green card has been submitted on the grounds that ex president’s wife Loma is a green card holder. Meanwhile, Rajapaksa who is stationed in Thailand, will reportedly return to Sri Lanka on August 25.

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 - 05:28 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Thailand, GREEN CARD, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Colombo

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Indian and Sri Lankan Flag

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India To Give Sri Lanka Navy Dornier Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

India will give a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to the Sri Lankan Navy in a ceremony attended by President Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 15. Vice Admiral S N Ghormade, accompanied by Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Gopal Baglay, will hand over the maritime surveillance aircraft to the Sri Lankan Navy. The event will be held at the Sri Lanka Airforce station in Katunayake.

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 - 01:53 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: India, maritime surveillance aircraft, Sri Lanka Navy, aircraft, Sri Lanka