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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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