World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 22, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wished the newly-elected Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and sought lasting peace in the country from the unity government that has pledged for reconciliation and ethnic harmony.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 20, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 17, 2015
The Special Task Force of the Kolkata Police have arrested five Sri Lankan nationals, allegedly former LTTE members, and two Indians from a hotel here in the city, police said.
India News | Written by A Vaidyanathan | Thursday August 6, 2015
Citing the release of Gopal Vinayakram Godse in the Mahatma Gandhi assassination case, the Tamil Nadu government today tried to drive home the point for release of former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi's killers in the Supreme Court.
Tamil Nadu News | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The Tamil Nadu police have detained a suspected former member of Sri Lanka's separatist militant group LTTE in Ramanathapuram.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 21, 2015
Two Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were among five persons detained after police seized a satellite phone, GPS equipment and cyanide from their car during a vehicle check in the district on monday.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
A relative of LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran has entered the fray for Sri Lanka's parliamentary election to be held in August 17 to challenge former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Sanjeev Singh | Tuesday July 7, 2015
In a complete turnaround, the Tamil Nadu government has submitted a report to the Supreme Court today, saying there is no threat to the Mullaperiyar dam from Liberation Tigers of Tigers Eelam (LTTE) cadres.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 5, 2015
DMK chief M Karunanidhi has criticised the Tamil Nadu government for "dragging LTTE's" name in its plea in the Supreme Court seeking Central forces to guard the Mullaiperiyar Dam replacing Kerala police.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 20, 2015
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) international network and financial support are still intact despite its military defeat at the hands of Sri Lankan government troops in 2009, a US government report has said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 13, 2015
Sri Lanka is keen to engage all diaspora groups including Tamils in reconciliation efforts, Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said stressing the new government does not want the country to return to another bloody conflict.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 2, 2015
A representative group of Britain- based Tamils has sought India's help for Tamils based in northern Sri Lanka in improving their lives through a host of measures.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 30, 2015
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he wants to re-open investigations into all past murders and disappearances of journalists.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 29, 2015
Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities, six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 18, 2015
Sri Lankan Tamils openly commemorated their war dead for the first time today, the sixth anniversary of the end of the island's decades-long civil conflict.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 20, 2015
Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil-dominated Jaffna as "interference" in Sri Lanka's affairs, an official Chinese think tank today said the recent "incidents" in Sino-Lankan ties are sufficient to "merit Beijing's attention."
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 14, 2015
Making a historic visit to Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, a region once ravaged by strife, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for equitable development and respect for all citizens in the island nation, seen as an oblique reference to Tamils who had suffered during the war between the LTTE and forces.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 14, 2015
Alleging that the US was acting against the interest of Tamils in Sri Lanka, a Tamil outfit today sought boycott of its products like KFC, Pepsi and Coca Cola and announced that it would stage a protest infront of the American Consulate in Chennai tomorrow.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 11, 2015
A Sri Lankan Tamil woman, who symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearances during the final stages of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009, was today released on conditional bail after spending nearly a year in jail on charges of sheltering a criminal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 7, 2015
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today paid homage to 1,200 Indian soldiers at the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) Memorial here who were killed in Sri Lanka in their fight against the LTTE.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 20, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Sri Lanka next month, the first bilateral visit to the country by an Indian premier in over 25 years, and is likely to go to Tamil-dominated Jaffna amid signs of growing amity between the two neighbours.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday January 21, 2015
Sri Lanka's new government will re-investigate high-profile assassinations including those of a newspaper editor and politicians that were alleged to have had state backing during the previous administration, a minister said today.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 20, 2015
Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe today vowed to implement the India-backed 13th Amendment within a unitary framework for the devolution of power to provinces, to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community.
World News | Written by Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Manas Roshan) | Saturday January 17, 2015
Namal Rajapaksa, the son of the defeated president in a rare interview to NDTV offered a highly unusual defence of charges that his family's dynastic rule led to their rout.