Sri Lanka rolls out red carpet to Indian tourists

In an effort to ramp up Indian outbound tourists visiting Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotional Bureau (SLTPB), recently announced free visa on arrival to visitors from India and 47 other countries as part of its tourist promotion campaigns. Continue Reading

WC: As middle order looks vulnerable, should Pant replace Dhoni?

Call it a reality check. Against all expectations, Team India had to fight hard to defeat minnows Afghanistan the other night in the World Cup. They escaped a major upset of the tournament by just 11 runs. This has let loose a debate on whether Dhoni should be replaced by free-flowing stroke-maker Rishabh Pant. Continue Reading

Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka killed in Lanka blasts

Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka, who were on a visit to Sri Lanka, have been killed in the multiple blasts in the island nation, according to Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka Army says its ready for any war crime investigation

Sri Lanka Army is ready for any kind of investigation to defend its soldiers against allegations of grave human rights abuses at the end of the island nation’s decades-long civil war against the LTTE. Sri Lanka Army along with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was accused of war crimes during the final phase of the military conflict that ended in 2009 with the killing of LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran Continue Reading

Sea, see

Fishermen deaths, which were a regular occurrence till some years ago, stopped after the governments changed in India and Sri Lanka, though attacks and arrests of Tamilnadu fishermen by the island nation navy continued. Now, loss of life has come back to haunt Indian fishermen, after one of them died in an incident involving the Lankan navy. Continue Reading