World | 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 | 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 | 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.
World | Press Trust of India | Friday January 16, 2015
Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the ex-military governor of the Tamil-dominated Northern Province and replaced him with a civilian, in an effort to improve ties with the minority community in the war-ravaged region.
World | Reuters | Friday January 9, 2015
The Sri Lankan opposition candidate for the presidency took a strong lead over incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa in early results announced from the vote count after Thursday's election.
World | Press Trust of India | Friday January 9, 2015
Sri Lankans today voted in large numbers in the tightest-ever presidential race in which incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa, seeking a record third term, is involved in a grim battle for survival.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
Sri Lanka's Maithripala Sirisena was a low-profile minister until he emerged as the best hope for a fractured opposition to topple South Asia's longest-serving leader, Mahinda Rajapakse.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse appeared unstoppable after overseeing a crushing defeat of Tamil guerrillas, but charges of corruption, nepotism and war crimes have dogged his second term in office.
India | Reported by Saurabh Gupta | Sunday January 4, 2015
Around 20 members of pro-Tamil group were detained from outside actor Salman Khan's Mumbai residence on Sunday morning. The group was protesting against Mr Khan's decision to campaign for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse in presidential electio...
India | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Vishnu Varma | Tuesday December 30, 2014
Actor Salman Khan has earned the ire of political parties in Tamil Nadu for agreeing to campaign for Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa in elections to be held in that country next month.
World | Press Trust of India | Friday November 21, 2014
On a day of high political drama when the ruling coalition of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa suffered serious defections, the election commission today set January 8, 2015 as the date for a snap presidential election.
Opinion | Siddharth Varadarajan | Wednesday October 22, 2014
Bans and violent protests are being encouraged, writes Siddharth Varadarajan.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday October 21, 2014
Tamil superstar Vijay's new film, Kaththi, ("knife") will release as scheduled on Diwali, said theatre-owners who met today after a cinema that will screen the movie was vandalized last night.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday October 21, 2014
Uncertainty shrouds the Diwali release of actor Vijay's Kaththi in Tamil Nadu.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 4, 2014
MDMK General Secretary Vaiko was on Wednesday was allowed to present his arguments before a special tribunal constituted by the Delhi High Court to look into the ban on LTTE as an "unlawful organization".
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 10, 2014
An Indian human rights activist will be included in the disappearances commission set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the cases of missing persons during the three-decade war with the LTTE .
India | 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 | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 17, 2014
Sri Lanka announced on Thursday an investigation into its military over allegations of rights abuses, following intense international pressure for a war-crimes probe into the island's decades-long ethnic conflict.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday July 14, 2014
Ved Pratap Vaidik, the senior journalist whose meeting with Hafiz Saeed has created a political storm, today said he doesn't regret meeting man who tops India's list of most wanted.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 5, 2014
Malaysian authorities are on the hunt for more members of the outlawed LTTE after a crackdown on the Tamil militant group led to the arrest of seven persons in the last two months in the country.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 11, 2014
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the Parliament will decide whether to allow a UN panel in the country to probe alleged human rights abuses during the final phase of the conflict with the LTTE.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday June 9, 2014
A Norwegian politician known for facilitating a peace initiative between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government a decade ago, today said he is ready to testify in an international investigation on alleged human rights abuses during the brutal civil w...
World | Press Trust of India | Friday June 6, 2014
A Sri Lankan panel probing the disappearance of people during the country's nearly three-decade long civil strife has received nearly 18,600 complaints from the public, a senior official has said.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 22, 2014
BJP's ally MDMK today opposed the participation of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the May 26 swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, saying his presence would hurt the feelings of the Tamil people.