India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 8, 2014
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or the LTTE had a 'mole' in 10 Janpath, and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination was part of a conspiracy "hatched by several influential people in faraway places", says former home secretary RD Prad...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 10, 2014
Sri Lanka's military said on Saturday it had unearthed the biggest cache of pistol ammunition buried in the former war zone amid government claims that Tiger rebels are trying regroup.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 11, 2014
Sri Lanka's military on Friday shot dead three men during an operation against suspected Tamil separatist rebels, in the first major confrontation since the end of the island's war nearly five years ago, a spokesman said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Forensic experts have found more bodies in an unmarked mass grave in Sri Lanka's northern former war zone, taking the total number to 80, an official said on Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 25, 2014
The United Nations' human rights chief called on Monday for an international inquiry into war crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka's civil war, saying the government had failed to do its own credible investigation.
World News | Reuters | Monday February 3, 2014
Sri Lanka rejected U.S. criticism of its human rights record as "grossly disproportionate" on Sunday.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 28, 2014
An international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka would bring "chaos," and the government's national reconciliation process must be given several more years to work, a top aide to Sri Lanka's president said on Monday.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 17, 2014
The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 28, 2013
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said it will push for an independent international probe into alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of the civil war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.
India News | Reuters | Monday October 7, 2013
Sri Lanka and India today announced a finalised $512-million joint venture coal-powered electricity plant in the island's former warzone, after years of delay.
MekhlaS | Friday August 23, 2013
Theatres in Tamil Nadu are unlikely to screen actor John Abraham's Madras Cafe, which is expected to release nationwide today.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday August 23, 2013
Theatres in Tamil Nadu are unlikely to screen actor John Abraham's 'Madras Cafe', which is expected to release nationwide tomorrow. The Theatre Owners' Association had left the decision of screening the movie on individual theatre owners after both t...
Riya Chakravarty | Wednesday July 24, 2013
A Tamil activist group sought ban on the release of Madras Cafe in Tamil Nadu after seeing trailer, but Shoojit Sircar, director of the spy thriller, says the content of the film is simple and it has been cleared by the censor board with U/A certific...
Robin Bansal | Thursday July 18, 2013
Naam Thamizhar (We Tamils), a Tamil activist group, has sought a ban on John Abraham's upcoming flick Madras Cafe for reportedly portraying the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members as terrorists.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 5, 2013
Sri Lankan authorities have arrested 12 elite commandos on charges of executing five Tamil students in the eastern city of Trincomalee in 2006 after falsely accusing them to be Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists.
South | Reported by Sam Daniel; Edited by Mala Das | Monday July 1, 2013
The Madras High Court has upheld the Centre's ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) between 2010 and 2012. The ban has been renewed for years till 2014.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 10, 2013
Sri Lanka today blamed India for the Tamil separatist war which dragged for 30 years on the island.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Noopur Tiwari; edited by Mala Das | Wednesday March 20, 2013
The United Nations is gearing up for a vote on Sri Lanka this week that will hold it accountable for alleged war crimes against its ethnic Tamil population during the final phases of the bloody civilian war against the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tami...
India News | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Tuesday March 19, 2013
The DMK is set to stall Parliament today over the upcoming US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Commission, after reports suggest that the resolution will not call for an international probe into alleged war crimes and human ri...
India News | Reported by Sam Daniel; Edited by Mala Das | Sunday March 17, 2013
Barely 24 hours after DMK chief M Karunanidhi warned of pulling out his ministers from the cabinet over the Lankan Tamils issue, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today hinted at a possible vote against Sri Lanka at a session of the United Nations Human...
India News | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Saturday March 16, 2013
Union Minister V Narayanasamy today assured the DMK, which has threatened to pull out of the Manmohan Singh Cabinet, that India's stand on a US resolution against Sri Lanka would take note of the emotions of the people of Tamil Nadu.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Friday March 15, 2013
Upping the ante on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has warned that his party could pull out of the government if India failed to bring in amendments in a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the upcoming session of the UN H...
South | Reported by Sam Daniel; Edited by Mala Das | Friday March 15, 2013
The government has asked 438 arts and science colleges in Tamil Nadu to be closed immediately till further orders as student organisations across the state gear up to organise massive protests from Monday.
South | Edited by Mala Das | Monday March 4, 2013
MDMK Chief Vaiko has been arrested by Chennai Police after he attempted to lay siege on the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission today. Mr Vaiko, who led several pro-Tamil groups, was protesting against alleged war crimes and human rights violations co...