India is the world's biggest arms importer with Russia and the US as its largest and second largest supplier. Modi and Putin are also set to discuss space cooperation and a possible second Russian-built nuclear power plant in India.
Protesters say they want the government to stop delaying provincial elections. However, the country's home minister argues the protests led by former president Rajapaksa are meant to draw attention away from a corruption probe into his family.
Sri Lanka's government announced the creation of a special court to accelerate high-profile cases, following criticism of the slow pace of justice since President Maithripala Sirisena came to power in 2015.
Sri Lankan police have questioned former president Mahinda Rajapakse as part of an investigation into the abduction of a journalist during the country's civil war 10 years ago.
Having lost the five-match series following three defeats, Sri Lanka batted with conspicuous freedom to post 306-7 after rain had reduced the match to 39 overs-a-side.
Bodu Bala Sena leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara is a man whose words lead to action. When he threatens Muslims in a speech, mobs ransack Muslim neighbourhoods. And people die. Off the podium, the Buddhist monk remains the ultimate showman.
Canadian alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is now facing an eighth murder charge, the death of a Sri Lankan man who had not been reported missing.
Violent attacks against Muslims have been on the rise since 2012. Hardline Sinhalese Buddhist groups are widely believed to be responsible and social media has also played a role.
The decision comes days after a failed no-confidence motion attempt against the prime minister and the defection of several ministers forced a cabinet reshuffle.
Muslims have been in Sri Lanka for centuries, and for centuries they lived alongside the Sinhalese people in peace and harmony. But an ultra-nationalist ideology led by hardline Buddhists is now putting this relationship in peril.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who leads Sri Lanka's United National Party (UNP), won the support of 122 members of the 225-member parliament, with 76 voting against him.
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe faces a no-confidence motion that could go down to the wire and lead to political instability in the island nation, even if the government manages to scrape a win.
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