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Australia relents, temporarily allows SL asylum seekers ashore

Jul 25, 2014

Australia relents, temporarily allows SL asylum seekers ashore

Two boats of Sri Lankans were intercepted by Australia's border patrol in the Indian Ocean in late June. #World #India #Sri Lanka #Australia #NewsTracker #Tamil #Colombo #refugees #Sinhalese #Asylum seekers #Boat people
Jaya requests Modi to secure release of Tamil fishermen from Lanka

Jul 23, 2014

Jaya requests Modi to secure release of Tamil fishermen from Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. #Sri Lanka #Narendra Modi #Jayalalithaa #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Modi #Jaya #Tamil Fishermen
Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best

Jul 20, 2014

Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. #Sports #Cricket #Sri Lanka #South Africa #Dale Steyn #SportsTracker #Morne Morkel #First Test #Galle #Steyn #Morkel
Steyn, Morkel help South Africa to 153-run victory

Jul 20, 2014

Steyn, Morkel help South Africa to 153-run victory

Steyn grabbed 4-45 and Morkel 4-29 as the Proteas bowled out Sri Lanka for 216 on Sunday after being set a target of 370 to win. #Sports #Cricket #Sri Lanka #South Africa #Dale Steyn #SportsTracker #Morne Morkel #Steyn #Morkel
Sri Lanka need 260 runs on 5th day with 9 wickets in hand to beat SA

Jul 19, 2014

Sri Lanka need 260 runs on 5th day with 9 wickets in hand to beat SA

Sri Lanka left-hander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge Saturday toward a challenging 370-run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first test. #Sports #Cricket #Sri Lanka #South Africa #Kumar Sangakkara #Dale Steyn #SportsTracker
SA paceman Philander fined for tampering with the ball

Jul 19, 2014

SA paceman Philander fined for tampering with the ball

South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the third day of the first test against Sri Lanka. #Cricket #Sri Lanka #South Africa #Test #SportsTracker #Vernon Philander #First Test #SA #Ball tampering #SL #Philander
Duminy century lifts South Africa to 455 for 9 against Sri Lanka

Jul 17, 2014

Duminy century lifts South Africa to 455 for 9 against Sri Lanka

Duminy, 30, frustrated the bowlers to take South Africa past the 400-run mark. His 206-ball effort contained 10 hits to the boundary including an exquisite cover drive off skipper Angelo Mathews. #Sports #Cricket #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #South Africa #Angelo Mathews #JP Duminy #Galle
Sri Lanka bar association head alleges intimidation by govt

Jul 16, 2014

Sri Lanka bar association head alleges intimidation by govt

The head of Sri Lanka's bar association said on Wednesday he feared he might be killed after he described President Mahinda Rajapakse's government as becoming more autocratic. #ThatsJustWrong #World #Sri Lanka #Autocracy #Mahinda Rajapaksa #NGOs #Bar association #Upul Jayasuriya
Contempt plea filed in Madras HC over attacks on fishermen by Lankan navy

Jul 16, 2014

Contempt plea filed in Madras HC over attacks on fishermen by Lankan navy

A contempt petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here against top officials for alleged attacks on Indian fishermen. #India #Tamil Nadu #Defence #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Chennai #Madras High Court #Foreign Secretary #Sri Lankan Navy #National Security Adviser #contempt plea
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