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TN parties stoke sentiments on Sri Lanka, LTTE ahead of polls

TN parties stoke sentiments on Sri Lanka, LTTE ahead of polls

Ahead of the 2016 assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, the ruling AIADMK and other political parties are attempting to stoke public sentiments on emotive issues like Sri Lankan Tamils sufferings and LTTE, although they have not translated into electoral gains in the past. MORE...

December 29, 2015  09:21 am|

India committed to build 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka

India committed to build 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka

India is committed to build 50,000 houses for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. MORE..

December 8, 2015  04:35 pm|

Tamil prisoners recommence hunger strike

Tamil prisoners recommence hunger strike

Over 200 Tamil prisoners have yet again commenced their hunger strike in several prisons across the country to protest against being jailed for years without trial. Earlier, they ended the fast following an assurance from President Maithripala Sirisena that their grievances would be addressed. MORE...

November 10, 2015  10:30 am|

No common amnesty for fasting Tamil prisoners: Mano

No common amnesty for fasting Tamil prisoners: Mano

There will be no common amnesty for over 200 prisoners, mostly Tamils, who staged a hunger strike in jails throughout the country, the Sri Lankan government said today. MORE...

October 27, 2015  10:44 pm|

Tamil prisoners end hunger strike

Tamil prisoners end hunger strike

Over 200 Tamil political prisoners, who were on hunger strike in Sri Lanka to protest against being jailed for years without trial, today ended their fast following an assurance from President Maithripala Sirisena that their grievances would be addressed. MORE...

October 18, 2015  03:24 pm|

Vaiko slams UN resolution on Sri Lanka

Vaiko slams UN resolution on Sri Lanka

The United Nations resolution authorising Sri Lanka to hold a probe into war crimes is bound to turn detrimental to ethnic Tamils, Indias MDMK general secretary Vaiko has said. MORE...

October 1, 2015  12:31 pm|

Sri Lankan govt urged to release all Tamil Nadu fishermen

Sri Lankan govt urged to release all Tamil Nadu fishermen

Indias National Fish Workers Forum (NFF) today urged the Sri Lankan government to immediately release the seven Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on charges of fishing in their waters on Monday. MORE..

September 30, 2015  04:24 pm|

Human Rights Council betrays Tamils: Vaiko

Human Rights Council betrays Tamils: Vaiko

With the United Nations report on Sri Lankan war crimes likely to come up for discussion at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, Indias MDMK general secretary Vaiko has said that it will be a black day for Tamils all over the world, The New Indian Express reports. MORE...

September 30, 2015  02:05 pm|

Wigneswaran lashes out at concentration of power in his party

Wigneswaran lashes out at concentration of power in his party

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran publicly lashed out at concentration of power in the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), the party to which he belongs. MORE...

September 28, 2015  10:54 am|

War crimes in Sri Lanka: Jaya urged to convene all-party meeting

War crimes in Sri Lanka: Jaya urged to convene all-party meeting

Indian PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday urged Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa to convene an all-party meeting to exert pressure on the Centre to bring out a resolution in the UNHRC, seeking international probe into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, the Times of India news agency reported. MORE...

September 24, 2015  02:49 pm|

Karunanidhi slammed over Lankan Tamil issue

Karunanidhi slammed over Lankan Tamil issue

Former Indian MP and MDMK general secretary Vaiko has slammed DMK president M. Karunanidhi on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, The Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

September 20, 2015  05:07 pm|

TN assembly for international probe on Sri Lanka

TN assembly for international probe on Sri Lanka

A day after India and Sri Lanka decided to renew efforts to address the vexed ethnic issue in the island nation, Tamil Nadu today stepped up pressure on the Modi government for an international probe against alleged human rights violations and war crimes committed in 2009 in Northern Sri Lanka. MORE..

September 16, 2015  02:46 pm|

What would happen to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India?

What would happen to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India?

At a time when efforts are on to send Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to their country, opinion is divided on whether hill country Tamils of Indian origin (in plantations) should be persuaded to go back or conferred with Indian citizenship, the Hindu Newspaper reported. MORE...

September 13, 2015  04:17 pm|

DMK opposes US move to bring in revised resolution

DMK opposes US move to bring in revised resolution

DMK today opposed any move by the US to bring in a revised resolution in a UN rights body on a probe into alleged rights violations in Sri Lanka, as reported in the media, and said India should not support it. MORE..

September 9, 2015  09:58 am|

TNA leader lashes out at Wigneswaran

TNA leader lashes out at Wigneswaran

The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) president and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)s deputy leader in Parliament, Mavai S. Senathirajah, has come out against Chief Minister of the Northern Province and his colleague C.V. Wigneswaran for the latters conduct during the recent Parliamentary election campaign. MORE...

September 8, 2015  10:41 am|

Sampanthan as Opposition Leader gives hope - DMK

Sampanthan as Opposition Leader gives hope - DMK

DMK President M Karunanidhi today welcomed the appointment of Tamil National Alliance leader R Sampanthan as the Leader of Opposition in Sri Lankan Parliament, saying it has given hope for the Tamils in the island nation. MORE..

September 5, 2015  03:15 pm|

Tamil parties turn down U.S. call for internal war crimes probe

Tamil parties turn down U.S. call for internal war crimes probe

Leaders representing three constituents of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have rejected the stand of the U.S., which favoured a domestic investigation mechanism on alleged crimes during the final stages of the Eelam War. MORE...

August 31, 2015  12:02 pm|

Lankan Tamil refugees urged to return home

Lankan Tamil refugees urged to return home

Given the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka, the time has come for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu to return home, said S. C. Chandrahasan, founder of the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) in India. MORE...

August 30, 2015  01:06 pm|

Government begins Tamil resettlement in Sampoor

Government begins Tamil resettlement in Sampoor

As a part of Governments effort to resettle Tamils in North and East, a ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to hand over the land deeds to 234 war displaced families in Sampur, on Saturday. MORE...

August 23, 2015  11:13 am|

TN police unable to obtain inputs from former LTTE cadre

TN police unable to obtain inputs from former LTTE cadre

K. Krishnakumar (39), the former militant of the proscribed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) arrested by the police in Ramanathapuram on July 20 turned out to be a hard nut to crack and the Q Branch police could arrest only one person, police sources said. MORE..

August 15, 2015  11:14 am|

Here is the TNAs election manifesto

Here is the TNAs election manifesto

We, the Tamil People of Sri Lanka are a distinct People in terms of relevant International Conventions and Covenants. We as a People want to continue to live in our country in peaceful co-existence with others. MORE...

August 4, 2015  05:59 pm|

Lankan Tamil, wife attempt suicide at Tiruchi prison

Lankan Tamil, wife attempt suicide at Tiruchi prison

A Sri Lankan Tamil housed in the special camp in the Tiruchi prison campus here reportedly attempted to end his life by consuming sleeping tablets on Monday. His wife, who had come to meet him at the camp, also consumed sleeping pills, the Hindu reported. MORE...

August 4, 2015  05:36 pm|

Major parties reject TNAs demand for federalism

Major parties reject TNAs demand for federalism

Major political parties in Sri Lanka have flatly rejected the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)s demand for federalism. MORE...

August 4, 2015  12:43 pm|

Will not allow anyone to tear the country into pieces, says Mahinda

Will not allow anyone to tear the country into pieces, says Mahinda

It is yet a secret that what types of pacts have been signed between the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the United National Party (UNP), former President Mahinda Rajapaksa claims. MORE...

August 3, 2015  02:55 pm|

Nalaka Thero reveals Champikas alleged plan

Nalaka Thero reveals Champikas alleged plan

In a bid to fulfill the demands of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a pact has been signed between the United National Party (UNP) and Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, Convener of the National Joint Committee, Gunadasa Amarasekara said. MORE...

July 29, 2015  06:48 pm|

UN document leaked to undermine Septembers rights report: Channel 4

UN document leaked to undermine Septembers rights report: Channel 4

Channel 4 News has reported that a leaked UN document raises concerns over the prospects for genuine justice for the Sri Lankan victims of alleged war crimes. MORE...

July 29, 2015  11:43 am|

MR to pay attention to TNAs reasonable demands

MR to pay attention to TNAs reasonable demands

A fair consideration will be paid to sort out the reasonable demands of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the former President said. MORE...

July 27, 2015  11:16 am|

Lankan detained in India was close aide of Prabhakaran police

Lankan detained in India was close aide of Prabhakaran  police

One of the two Sri Lankan Tamils arrested last night along with communication gadgets and cyanide in the district of Ramanathapuram has been identified as Krishnakumar, a close associate of slain LTTE supremo V Prabhakaran, Tamil Nadu police said today. MORE..

July 22, 2015  10:17 am|

Ex-LTTE cadre with 75 cyanide capsules arrested in Tamil Nadu

Ex-LTTE cadre with 75 cyanide capsules arrested in Tamil Nadu

Indian Police have arrested a former militant of the proscribed LTTE and seized 75 cyanide capsules, 300 gm of cyanide, four Global Positioning System sets and seven mobile phones at coastal Uchipulli, Tamil Nadu. MORE...

July 21, 2015  08:14 am|

TNA says to push for political solution to Tamil issues

TNA says to push for political solution to Tamil issues

Sri Lankas main minority Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), on Monday said it will push for a permanent political solution to issues faced by the Tamils, following the August 17 parliamentary election. MORE...

July 21, 2015  12:15 am|

Smuggling through sea route increased: Report

Smuggling through sea route increased: Report

The sea route from Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu is being used to smuggle gold into India and this trend is increasing, the Hindu newspaper reported today. MORE...

July 14, 2015  01:01 pm|

Ten ex-LTTE members to contest election?

Ten ex-LTTE members to contest election?

Crusaders for Democracy (CFD), an organization of ex-LTTE cadre and their supporters, will be putting up ten former militants in the Jaffna-Kilinochchi electoral district for the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections, the New India Express reported. MORE...

July 12, 2015  12:00 pm|

Bittersweet return for Sri Lankas displaced Tamils - report

Bittersweet return for Sri Lankas displaced Tamils - report

When Balasundaram Rasamalar finally got back her home in Sri Lankas battle-scarred north after years of military occupation, there was an unexpected problem. The toilet was still in the militarised zone -- where civilians are not allowed. MORE..

July 9, 2015  04:38 pm|

Lankan refugee stages protest at camp

 Lankan refugee stages protest at camp

A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee housed in a camp at Thuraimangalam near Perambalur abstained from taking food for some time on Friday seeking action against one of the refugees. MORE..

June 27, 2015  09:25 am|

Lankan refugees allege illegal custody, torture by Police

Lankan refugees allege illegal custody, torture by Police

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees of Aanaiyur camp in Madurai are living in morbid fear borne out of police torture. MORE..

June 25, 2015  11:24 pm|

Young refugees in TN keen on trying luck in Sri Lanka

Young refugees in TN keen on trying luck in Sri Lanka

As World Refugee Day falls tomorrow, several young Sri Lankan Tamils born and raised in camps in Tamil Nadu are eager to go back to the land of their ancestors to try and connect with their roots and get a sense of belonging. MORE..

June 19, 2015  10:04 pm|

Sri Lankan assaulted in Tiruchi special camp

Sri Lankan assaulted in  Tiruchi special camp

A Sri Lankan Tamil, Y. Srijeyan (39), housed in a special camp in Tiruchi, sustained a head injury after he was allegedly assaulted by two other inmates on Sunday night. MORE..

June 16, 2015  09:14 am|

No discussion on LTTE ban at TNA-GTF meet: Mangala

No discussion on LTTE ban at TNA-GTF meet: Mangala

Sri Lankas Foreign Minister says that topics such as lifting the proscription of the LTTE or war crimes allegations did not feature in his recent discussion with the Global Tamil Forum and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in London. MORE..

June 13, 2015  12:51 am|

President calls for promoting languages in schools

President calls for promoting languages in schools

President Maithripala Sirisena says that Sri Lanka must further develop its education policy with a comprehensive understanding about national and international requirements. MORE..

June 9, 2015  04:36 pm|

Sri Lankan refugee seeks compensation for his daughters death

Sri Lankan refugee seeks compensation for his daughters death

A Sri Lankan refugee at a Tamil Nadu refugee camp today moved the Madras High court seeking Rs 10 lakh in compensation from the state government for the death of his minor daughter who succumbed to injuries as the dilapidated house they were staying in collapsed in rains last year. MORE..

June 9, 2015  09:51 am|

UK arrests Lankan asylum seeker; will deport him

UK arrests Lankan asylum seeker; will deport him

UK immigration officials have detained Janahan Sivanathan, a 22-year-old Tamil asylum seeker and political activist from Sri Lanka. MORE...

June 4, 2015  08:37 am|

Injustice against Tamils in Sri Lanka continues: DMK

Injustice against Tamils in Sri Lanka continues: DMK

Expressing concern over a report on the Sri Lankan armys continued occupation of traditional Tamil homeland, DMK on Saturday said it showed that the scene has not changed despite a change of guard in the island republic. MORE..

May 30, 2015  03:22 pm|

Govt does not have will to help Tamils - Wigneswaran

Govt does not have will to help Tamils - Wigneswaran

Chief Minister of Sri Lankas Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, has accused the countrys Central government of not having the will to help Tamils or minorities. MORE..

May 30, 2015  10:26 am|

Sri Lankan Ministers remarks not helpful India

Sri Lankan Ministers remarks not helpful  India

Differences between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermens associations spilled into relations between the two governments, as India responded sharply to the Sri Lankan Fisheries Ministers refusal of a proposal to allow Indian fishermen into Sri Lankan waters for 65 days. MORE..

May 29, 2015  09:47 am|

South African delegation meets Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in UK

South African delegation meets Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in UK

A South African delegation has met with Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora organisations with a view to bringing a sense of normalcy to the North-East part of the island and exchange views on how they could contribute towards the peace and reconciliation process. MORE..

May 27, 2015  04:21 pm|

Modi paying special attention for Sri Lankan Tamils welfare - BJP

Modi paying special attention for Sri Lankan Tamils welfare - BJP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been paying special attention for the welfare of Tamils both in India and in Sri Lanka, says Muralidhar Rao, national general secretary of the BJP. MORE..

May 27, 2015  02:17 pm|

Jayalalithaa takes oath Tamil Nadu CM

Jayalalithaa takes oath Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday was sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges. MORE..

May 23, 2015  11:25 am|

TN CM Panneerselvam resign; Jayalalithaa invited to form Govt soon

TN CM Panneerselvam resign; Jayalalithaa invited to form Govt soon

Accepting the resignation of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam and his council of ministers on Friday Governor K. Rosaiah invited AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalaltihaa to form the ministry at the earliest, a Raj Bhavan statement said. MORE...

May 22, 2015  10:37 am|

ITJP seeks info about 110 surrendered Tamil Tigers

ITJP seeks info about 110 surrendered Tamil Tigers

The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) Sri Lanka, headed by South African rights activist Yasmin Sooka, has asked the Sri Lankan government to give information about the whereabouts of 110 LTTE leaders who had surrendered to the Lankan military in full public view on May 18, 2009. MORE..

May 19, 2015  11:05 am|

Government nominates former cricketer Skandakumar as top envoy to Australia

Government nominates former cricketer Skandakumar as top envoy to Australia

Sri Lanka has nominated a new chief envoy to Australia a former cricket administrator, businessman and member of countrys Tamil minority. MORE...

May 18, 2015  12:20 pm|

Would rather die than go back to Lanka - Refugee

Would rather die than go back to Lanka - Refugee

The tiny 10x16 sq ft houses awaiting doors, windows and a coat of paint at the Melmonavoor Sri Lankan refugee camp in India, one of the six camps in Vellore district, reflect the conflict that every refugee from the island nation is going through. MORE...

May 18, 2015  06:50 am|

Court bans LTTE remembrance events in Mullaitivu

Court bans LTTE remembrance events in Mullaitivu

The Mullaitivu Magistrates Court today issued a stay order banning the holding if any LTTE remembrance event up to 14 days from 18 May within the Mullaitivu police area, police spokes ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

May 16, 2015  08:27 pm|

Majority of Sri Lankan refugees not willing to return - Swaminathan

Majority of Sri Lankan refugees not willing to return - Swaminathan

Only 35 per cent of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu are willing to come back, D.M. Swaminathan, Minister for Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs, said on Friday. MORE..

May 16, 2015  11:14 am|

65 Sri Lankan refugees return from India

65 Sri Lankan refugees return from India

A batch of 65 Sri Lankan refugees, from some 32 families, returned from India today, Minister of Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan told Ada Derana. MORE..

May 13, 2015  06:18 pm|

DMK welcomes Sri Lankas efforts to solve fishing dispute

DMK welcomes Sri Lankas efforts to solve fishing dispute

Welcoming Sri Lankas efforts to solve the fishing dispute in Palk Strait, DMK today urged the Indian government to take steps for bilateral talks involving fishermen of the island nation and India and bring about a lasting solution to the vexed issue. MORE..

May 13, 2015  04:49 pm|

BJP leaders discuss 13A with govt

BJP leaders discuss 13A with govt

A BJP team from Tamil Nadu on a Track II diplomatic mission has urged the Sri Lankan government to expedite democratic reforms under the 13th amendment to ensure devolution of powers to Tamil provinces and grant of equal rights to Tamils. MORE..

May 9, 2015  10:46 am|

TN MPs want India to reclaim Katchatheevu

TN MPs want India to reclaim Katchatheevu

Indian Rajya Sabha members from the AIADMK, DMK and the CPI want the Centre to renegotiate with the government of Sri Lanka to reclaim the island of Katchatheevu. MORE...

May 7, 2015  07:58 am|

TNA shared its vision for a united Sri Lanka - Kerry

TNA shared its vision for a united Sri Lanka - Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that it was interesting to hear Sri Lankas Tamil leaders share their vision for a united and peaceful Sri Lanka, even though there are difficult issues still to get over. MORE..

May 4, 2015  01:05 pm|

Kerry holds talks TNA, backs justice for Tamils

Kerry holds talks TNA, backs justice for Tamils

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ended a visit to Sri Lanka Sunday after pledging support for minority Tamils following decades of ethnic war, a local Tamil politician said. MORE..

May 3, 2015  02:10 pm|

Five jailed in The Hague for supporting Tamil Tigers

Five jailed in The Hague for supporting Tamil Tigers

Five Dutch nationals of Sri Lankan origin have been jailed for between 19 months and six years three months for raising money for the Tamil Tigers, which has been on the EUs official list of terrorist organisations since 2006. MORE..

May 1, 2015  11:43 am|

Sri Lankan gang arrested over fake passport racket

Sri Lankan gang arrested over fake passport racket

The Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police busted on Wednesday, a fake passport racket run by a Sri Lankan gang which had been issuing fake Indian passports and fake visas to Sri Lankan refugees after collecting huge amounts and helping them to go to Europe and Canada via Nepal. MORE..

April 30, 2015  03:09 pm|

Sri Lankan gets 7-year jail in robbery case

Sri Lankan gets 7-year jail in robbery case

The Second Additional Assistant Sessions Court in Tiruchy on Monday convicted and sentenced a Sri Lankan Tamil to undergo seven-year imprisonment for robbing a woman of a gold chain after attacking her in April 2013. MORE..

April 28, 2015  01:02 pm|

Minorities feel hard done by electoral reform

Minorities feel hard done by electoral reform

A proposed move to reform Sri Lankas electoral system has not found favour with the countrys minority Tamil and Muslim political parties, who say the current proportional representation system is best suited for their interests. MORE...

April 19, 2015  11:04 pm|

Sri Lankan couple, daughters land near Rameswaram

Sri Lankan couple, daughters land near Rameswaram

A Sri Lankan Tamil couple with their three teenage daughters landed clandestinely at Arichalmunai, off Dhanushkodi in the early hours of Friday, The Hindu reports. MORE..

April 18, 2015  05:40 pm|

India unsuited to play mediator due to TN factor - Dayan

India unsuited to play mediator due to TN factor - Dayan

India is structurally unsuited to be mediator or facilitator in the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict because it is subject to the emotional and electoral power of one of its constituent states, namely, Tamil Nadu, argues former Sri Lankan envoy at the UN in Geneva, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka. MORE..

April 17, 2015  01:47 pm|

Bishop meets Sri Lankan Tamils in Chennai

Bishop meets Sri Lankan Tamils in Chennai

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is on a visit to India, has held talks with Sri Lankan Tamils living there and termed the meeting as constructive. MORE..

April 16, 2015  01:44 pm|

Sri Lanka must offer full support to UN probe - Cameron

Sri Lanka must offer full support to UN probe - Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he has offered support to the steps being taken by the government to address past issues while stressing that Sri Lanka should go further and continue to offer full support to the ongoing UN investigation. MORE..

April 15, 2015  12:14 pm|

Over 600 arrested for drunk driving

Over 600 arrested for drunk driving

Police have arrested 605 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol following special operations launched in view of the festive season. MORE..

April 14, 2015  03:34 pm|

We will continue to push for independent probe - Ed Miliband

We will continue to push for independent probe - Ed Miliband

British Prime Ministerial hopeful Ed Miliband says that the Labour Party will continue to push for a full and independent, international investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. MORE..

April 14, 2015  01:15 pm|

Motorists urged to not drink and drive this New Year

Motorists urged to not drink and drive this New Year

The Police Department today appealed to all motorists to refrain from driving while under the influence of alcohol. Special police teams have been deployed to arrest drunken drivers, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

April 14, 2015  10:42 am|

New Year embellishes national unity, equality and prosperity - PM

New Year embellishes national unity, equality and prosperity - PM

Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a national festival which embellishes the national unity, brotherhood, equality, pleasure and prosperity of which traditions are embedded in the culture of Sri Lankans whose lives are mostly based on an Agricultural economy since distance past, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister said in his New Year Message. MORE..

April 14, 2015  10:21 am|

New Year, spread of festivity amidst commitment to good governance - President

New Year, spread of festivity amidst commitment to good governance - President

What is special in this New Year celebration is the spread of festivity amidst the commitment to good governance that transcends differences of ethnicity, caste and community, with important strides being taken to realise the need for unity among all our people, President Maithripala Sirisena said in a New Year message. MORE..

April 14, 2015  10:15 am|

Rajapaksa govt was more diplomatic on fishermen issue: Leaders

Rajapaksa govt was more diplomatic on fishermen issue: Leaders

In contrast to Lankas present leaders, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was more diplomatic, fishermens leaders in Karainagar, Jaffna has told the New India Express. MORE...

April 12, 2015  09:29 pm|

Extraordinary positive change has occurred in Sri Lanka - Kerry

Extraordinary positive change has occurred in Sri Lanka - Kerry

The United States says that this Sinhala and Tamil New Year has been marked by the extraordinary positive change that has occurred in Sri Lanka over the past several months represents a renewed opportunity for the people of Sri Lanka. MORE..

April 11, 2015  10:39 am|

Lankan refugees held over bid to escape

Lankan refugees held over bid to escape

The Marine police of the Coastal Security Group (CSG) in India have apprehended two Sri Lankan Tamil refugees when one of them tried to clandestinely leave for Sri Lanka from Pamban near Ramanathapuram. MORE..

April 9, 2015  10:25 am|

10 arrested over attempt to burn Sirisenas effigy

10 arrested over attempt to burn Sirisenas effigy

Indian police took into custody 10 persons belonging to the Tamilaga Vazhvurimai Katchi in Kumbakonam on Friday who attempted to burn an effigy of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

April 4, 2015  10:26 am|

IPL 8: Sri Lankan cricketers not allowed to play in Chennai

IPL 8: Sri Lankan cricketers not allowed to play in Chennai

Last years wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils will have to go into a tough IPL 8 opening encounter against the formidable Chennai Super Kings on April 9 without the services of star all-rounder Angelo Mathews. MORE..

April 3, 2015  10:13 am|

Government warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

Government warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

New government warned on Monday that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the islands separatist war.

March 30, 2015  04:25 pm|

Political settlement with Tamils must for stability: PM

Political settlement with Tamils must for stability: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said a political settlement with the minority Tamil community is a prerequisite for a stable and secure country. MORE...

March 29, 2015  10:27 pm|

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

The Tamil Nadu Q branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the special camps to Australia. MORE..

March 27, 2015  02:42 pm|

Lifting ban on national anthem in Tamil sparks row

Lifting ban on national anthem in Tamil sparks row

A decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to allow the singing of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil has sparked a row, with the move coming under attack from his own Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE...

March 22, 2015  07:08 am|

Sirisena allows singing of Lankan national anthem in Tamil

Sirisena allows singing of Lankan national anthem in Tamil

In a major reconciliatory move, Sri Lankan President Mathripala Sirisena will be sending a circular to all institutions saying that there is no bar on singing the Lankan national anthem in Tamil, the New Indian Express said on Wednesday (18). MORE...

March 18, 2015  11:51 am|

Tamils in Canada urge Modi to pressure Sri Lanka

Tamils in Canada urge Modi to pressure Sri Lanka

Welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Colombo, a leading Tamil group in Canada - home to the largest Tamil diaspora outside Sri Lanka - has urged him to put pressure on new President Maithiripala Sirisena to resolve the dragging ethnic issue. MORE..

March 13, 2015  04:12 pm|

Balendra Jeyakumari released on bail

Balendra Jeyakumari released on bail

Tamil activist Balendra Jeyakumari, who was arrested for allegedly harbouring terror suspects in her home, has been released on bail with strict conditions by the Colombo Additional Magistrate. MORE..

March 10, 2015  12:02 pm|

Protest against Maithripala in London

Protest against Maithripala in London

A large number of British Tamils staged a rally in London on Monday (09) against the visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena. MORE..

March 10, 2015  11:05 am|

Dont look at Sri Lanka through Tamil prism - Champika

Dont look at Sri Lanka through Tamil prism - Champika

India should see Sri Lanka as a whole and stop focussing just on the islands Tamil-majority Northern Province, Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said in an interview to The Hindu on Monday. MORE...

March 10, 2015  07:29 am|

TN wants bilateral fishermen talks with SL after mid-March

TN wants bilateral fishermen talks with SL after mid-March

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs is working on fixing a fresh date for holding third round of talks between fishermen of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu after the State government informed that it would be difficult to host it on March 11 as proposed by the island nation. MORE..

March 6, 2015  10:40 am|

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modis help to release fishermen

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modis help to release fishermen

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday sought urgent intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the early release of fishermen from Tamil Nadu and their boats held by Sri Lankan Navy on February 26. MORE..

February 28, 2015  12:03 pm|

Bid to bring ex-LTTE cadre into Tamil political mainstream

Bid to bring ex-LTTE cadre into Tamil political mainstream

N. Vithyatharan, former editor of popular pro-LTTE Tamil dailies Sudar Oli and Uthayan, has started a movement to bring into the Tamil political mainstream, former LTTE cadre and their supporters, who are either out rightly rejected or discriminated against by existing Tamil political organizations like ITAK and TNA. MORE..

February 14, 2015  04:00 pm|

India must push Sri Lanka on 13A - Sampanthan

India must push Sri Lanka on 13A - Sampanthan

The Indian government must continue pushing the Sri Lankan government towards the implementation of the 13th Amendment, Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan said. MORE..

February 14, 2015  10:59 am|

Karunanidhi wants India to move resolution against Sri Lanka

Karunanidhi wants India to move resolution against Sri Lanka

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider moving a resolution in the UNHRC against Sri Lanka over alleged genocide and wanted India to support adoption of a human rights violation report in the world body. MORE..

February 13, 2015  09:44 pm|

Northern PC adopts another resolution: calls for international investigation

Northern PC adopts another resolution: calls for international investigation

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) today unanimously passed a resolution and called for an international investigation into alleged genocide against the Tamils community. MORE...

February 10, 2015  04:55 pm|

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European Union (EU) have undertaken to help the Sri Lankan government repatriate Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and resettle them in the Island Nation, the Lankan Ministry of Resettlement has said. MORE...

January 27, 2015  07:45 am|

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