A cyclone caused by a tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal killed at least seven people in Sri Lanka, government officials said on Tuesday.
At least seven people have died and nearly 3,000 left homeless as the cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' caused heavy rains in the north and eastern parts of Sri Lanka.
As many as 125 Indian fishermen have been apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy in the last four months, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
Sri Lankan Navy today denied the arrest of nine Indian fishermen hailing from Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu, as reported in the Indian media.
In the third such attack in as many days, six fishermen, who ventured into the sea from Karaikal in Puducherry, got injured when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval men off Kodiakarai coast, fisheries department officials said today.
Three armed men set fire to the printing machine of a Tamil-language newspaper that is critical of the Sri Lankan government, forcing the paper to halt printing, the editor said on Saturday.
Sri Lanka Wednesday blamed India for the Tamil separatist war which dragged for 30 years on the island.
The United States will keep the pressure on Sri Lanka to allow an independent investigation of accusations of human rights violations in the final stages of the civil war and speed up reconciliation, its ambassador said.
A Sri Lankan presidential commission will be appointed to investigate a mass grave where more than 150 skulls and bones, most likely of Marxist rebels killed decades ago, were found in 2012, a government spokesman said on Monday.
At least 25 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters.
An unidentified group of people attacked an office of a Tamil-language newspaper that is critical of the government in Sri Lanka and five workers injured, the publisher said on Wednesday.
A Maldivian court today suspended the trial of former president Mohamed Nasheed, who maintains that the case against him is designed to thwart his re-election bid in September, his party said.
Elite police commandos patrolled a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital on Friday after hundreds of rampaging Buddhist hardliners torched a Muslim-owned business in the latest in a series of mob attacks.
Bharti Airtel Lanka, part of Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel, did not participate in the 4G spectrum sale held in Colombo today.
Sri Lanka's nationalist parties on Thursday appealed to the country's cricketers to boycott playing in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL) as tension simmered between Colombo and Chennai.