Sri Lanka: Chasing peace
Nov 8, 2013
Road to Jaffna
Dec 25, 2010
World | Reuters | Monday October 13, 2014
More than two decades after its destruction in Sri Lanka's civil war, the rail link between the capital Colombo and the northern city of Jaffna re-opened on Monday amid hopes that it will give a boost to reconciliation efforts.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 26, 2014
24 fishermen who were released after their arrest by the Sri Lankan Navy on June 17, returned to Karaikal today, a senior Coast Guard official said.
World | Agence-France Presse | Sunday May 18, 2014
President Mahinda Rajapakse led celebrations at a major victory parade on Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka's Tamil separatist war after commemorations for its victims were blocked.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 2, 2014
A Canadian lawmaker said today she was intimidated she could be deported during an ongoing visit to her birthplace of Jaffna, the war-battered Tamil heartland of Sri Lanka.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 28, 2013
Sri Lanka was to begin compiling a death toll from its ethnic conflict on Thursday as it seeks to fend off growing pressure over allegations of mass killings at the end of the war.
World | Reuters | Monday November 18, 2013
British PM David Cameron said he would raise the issues at the United Nations if Sri Lanka did not conduct its own independent inquiry by March.
World | Reuters | Saturday November 16, 2013
Crowds of protesters met British Prime Minister David Cameron in the north of Sri Lanka on Friday, some surging towards his vehicle brandishing photos of relatives lost in the country's long civil war that ended four years ago.
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...
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 15, 2013
A Commonwealth summit meant to showcase post-war Sri Lanka was to begin in Colombo Friday but faced being upstaged by an historic visit to its northern killing fields by Britain's David Cameron.
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 | 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.
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.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday October 14, 2013
A court in Sri Lanka today extended till October 28 the judicial remand of 23 Indian fishermen from Kottaipattinam and Rameswaram arrested for allegedly crossing into the island waters.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 21, 2013
Over 50 per cent of voters today participated in the first polls in 25 years in Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority Northern Province to elect a council for the former war zone, four years after the rout of the rebel LTTE.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 21, 2013
Voter turnout was moderate in elections to Sri Lanka's three provincial councils, including the Tamil-majority Northern Province, where ballotting took place on Saturday.
World | Associated Press | Thursday July 25, 2013
Sri Lanka's military says it has decided to remove a dozen army camps in the former northern war zone where key elections are scheduled in less than two months.
World | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 14, 2013
At least seven people have died and nearly 3,000 left homeless as the cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' caused heavy rains in the north and eastern parts of Sri Lanka.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday April 26, 2013
DMK president M Karunanidhi today alleged efforts were being made to takeover lands belonging to ethnic Tamils by Sri Lankan army and sought the intervention of India and the United Nations in this matter.
Purnima Ranawat | Monday December 24, 2012
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is not so serious about direction right now and says his love for filmmaking process compelled him to say yes to assist Shoojit Sircar on Jaffna.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 29, 2012
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party on Thursday demanded troops be withdrawn to barracks in the former rebel heartland of Jaffna after the worst ethnic violence since the end of the island's decades-long civil war.