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.
Press Trust of India | Thursday April 2, 2015
Angelo Mathews will to sit out as the Tamil Nadu government over the last two seasons had banned all Sri Lankan sportspersons from competing in events in the state due to escalating political tension over treatment of ethnic Tamils in the island nation.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 21, 2014
Two Indian-origin Tamil lawmakers were today inducted as Deputy Ministers in Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's cabinet, a month ahead of polls in a province where a large number of ethnic Tamils live.
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 | 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.
Chennai News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 23, 2014
Police today claimed to have busted a fake passport and visa racket with the arrest of six Sri Lankan Tamils residing in Chennai.
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.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 23, 2014
DMK president M Karunanidhi today said Narendra Modi's invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in was "not acceptable and unwelcome" by Tamils all over the world and urged the BJP leader to drop the initiative.
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.
Elections News | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Thursday March 27, 2014
M Karunanidhi's DMK, which left the UPA in 2013 after accusing the Centre of failing to protect the interests of Sri Lankan Tamils, today said that it would be willing to back a Congress-led government after the Lok Sabha polls beginning next month.
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday March 22, 2014
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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 | 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 | J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday January 10, 2014
Congress leader and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad met DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai on Thursday, triggering speculation of a possible revival of ties between the two parties.
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.