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 wh...
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 to...
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 ...
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.
World News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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.