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 | Associated Press | Thursday January 15, 2015
Sri Lanka's new president has replaced an ex-military with a civilian governor in the Tamil-controlled north in a sign of improving ties with the ethnic minority following the end of the civil war.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 23, 2014
Sri Lanka's president, under pressure from his main opponent in upcoming elections, on Tuesday promised a judicial inquiry into allegations that his troops killed thousands of Tamil civilians at the end of the civil war.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday December 2, 2014
The opposition candidate in Sri Lanka's Presidential election has pledged to reject demands from ethnic Tamil leaders for a federal model to solve the country's decades-long ethnic conflict if he wins next month's vote.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 25, 2014
Slamming BJP government's policy vis-a-vis Sri Lanka, party's Tamil Nadu ally MDMK today said that it was acting against the minority Tamils and warned that this may have its repercussions in the future.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday August 23, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged Sri Lanka to ensure "equality, dignity, justice and self-respect" for its Tamil minority.
South | Sam Daniel Stalin | Saturday August 2, 2014
A poster has come up in Tamil Nadu which shows Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa apologising to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa with folded hands. The poster, in Tamil, has a tagline: "Mother, I have made a huge mistake, forgive me."
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 28, 2014
The United States on Monday urged Sri Lanka to crack down on harassment of journalists and protect their rights after organisers of a US-funded media workshop for Tamils received death threats.
World | Reuters | Thursday July 10, 2014
A Tamil group criticised Australia's immigration minister on Thursday for visiting northern Sri Lanka without meeting Tamil leaders, days after Australia returned a boat of asylum seekers, including Tamils, under its hardline border security policy.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 8, 2014
The High Court will hear an application on Tuesday to prevent Australia from handing back a boatload of 153 asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka as criticism over the government's hardline policy mounted.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 28, 2014
The United Nations refugee agency and Human Rights Watch on Wednesday decried Malaysia's deportation of two Sri Lankan refugees and an asylum-seeker accused of being Tamil Tiger separatists.
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.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 3, 2014
Twenty-six Sri Lankan Tamils were nabbed by Indian Coast Guard while on an illegal voyage to Australia in a ferry off Andaman coast and deported to their country today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 22, 2014
Sri Lanka's military admitted on Saturday soldiers had abused and tortured female recruits, a rare admission of guilt after years of allegations over its personnel's treatment of Tamil rebels during an uprising.
World | Agence France-Press | Saturday March 22, 2014
The "highest levels" of Sri Lanka's government were complicit in raping, torturing and abducting ethnic Tamils following the nation's ethnic civil war, a report by rights groups warned on Friday.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 2, 2014
DMK today hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the Centre's "indifferent" approach toward Sri Lankan Tamils issue and came down on his reported plans to meet the island nation's President Mahinda Rajapaksa for bilateral talks at the upcoming ...
World | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 28, 2014
Skeletal remains of at least 50 people have been dug out from a mass grave discovered in northeastern Sri Lanka, amid speculation that the remains were of Tamil civilians who had disappeared during the war with the LTTE.
World | 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 | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 12, 2014
The United States called Sunday for Sri Lanka to investigate rights abuses by security forces after a top envoy completed a fact-finding mission to the island, the US embassy in Colombo said.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday December 16, 2013
Failure by political parties and organisations to force the UPA government to boycott CHOGM on Sri Lankan Tamils issue, acquittal of two Kanchi seers in a murder case, topped the list of major events in Tamil Nadu during 2013.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 15, 2013
Refuting criticism that his party had done little for the Sri Lankan Tamils cause, DMK president M Karunanidhi today said it had struggled for the ethnic minority since the early days
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday December 1, 2013
Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said that only the Congress-led government can take care of Sri Lankan Tamils.
World | Reuters | Friday November 29, 2013
Sri Lanka began counting the dead from its 26-year civil war on Thursday, less than two weeks after the island nation came under intense international pressure to investigate allegations of war crimes.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 20, 2013
Continuing his tirade against India's participation in the Common Wealth Summit at Colombo, DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi today deprecated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's response to the alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka unlike the strong stand spelt out b...