India | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 16, 2013
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today expressed regret that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could not visit Jaffna.
Cheat Sheet | Shamik Ghosh (with inputs from agencies) | Friday November 15, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron's motorcade was stopped today by Tamil protestors in Sri Lanka's Jaffna, a district which bore the main brunt of the country's ethnic conflict in 2009. 40,000 Tamil civilians were allegedly killed in the final day...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday November 15, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by deciding to skip the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka has respected the sentiments of people of Tamil Nadu, Shipping Minister G K Vasan has said.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 14, 2013
Cameron, on a short visit to India ahead of the Commonwealth meeting in Colombo, also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and held consultations with him.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 13, 2013
British Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Colombo today ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) starting on Friday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 13, 2013
Allegations of abuses against ethnic minority Tamils in Sri Lanka four years after the army won a civil war against separatist rebels have put pressure on the government as it prepares to host a Commonwealth summit.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 12, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today moved a resolution in a special session of the state assembly demanding India's "complete boycott" of the Commonwealth meet in Colombo.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 12, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will attend CHOGM but pledged to push for an international investigation.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday November 11, 2013
An official release from the Assembly Secretariat said the session would begin at 6 pm but did not mention any agenda.
World | Associated Press | Monday November 11, 2013
Australia's prime minister has rejected calls that he should join his Indian and Canadian counterparts in boycotting a British Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka this week over concerns about the island nation's human rights record.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday November 11, 2013
In a joint statement, they said human rights abuses in Sri Lanka are so serious that the CHOGM meeting should be scrapped.
India | Reported by Sandeep Phukan; Edited by Nadim Asrar | Sunday November 10, 2013
"Sri Lankan forces have not withdrawn from the Tamil-dominated areas," the 66-year-old minister told NDTV today.
India | Sunil Prabhu | Sunday November 10, 2013
Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, who will lead the Indian delegation to the Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka, has defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to skip the event.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Saturday November 9, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not visit Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of State meeting next week.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 9, 2013
The decision on level of Indian representation and Dr Singh skipping the meet will be communicated to the Lankan government by tomorrow, sources said.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 9, 2013
A decision on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would attend CHOGM is still pending.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday November 8, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is unlikely to visit Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of State meeting next week, bowing to pressure from Tamil Nadu politicians - including his own ministers - to boycott the event over Sri Lanka's alleged war crimes ...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday November 8, 2013
DMK supremo M Karunanidhi stepped up pressure insisting that India should boycott the meet hosted by Colombo on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Friday November 8, 2013
The Congress core group met today to discuss the crisis over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to attend the commonwealth heads of state meeting next week.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday November 6, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is under pressure to miss a Commonwealth meet in Colombo over Sri Lanka's alleged war crimes against Lankan Tamils, may consider including Tamil-dominated Jaffna in his itinerary as a compromise formula.