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 | 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 | 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.
India News | Edited by Sugam Singhal | Friday March 13, 2015
Sri Lanka was the cornerstone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour and he pulled out all the stops to ensure his historic visit would mark a turning point in India's relationship with the neighbour.
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.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 7, 2015
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has indicated reduction of army presence in Tamil areas "as time goes on".
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 | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 BIMSTEC summit.
World News | 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.