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 | 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.
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.
Diaspora | 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 | 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.
Cities | 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 | 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.
Election 2014 | 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 | 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.
Election 2014 | 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.
Election 2014 | 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 ...
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 | 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.
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.
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...
South | Press Trust of India | Friday November 15, 2013
A private school teacher has been arrested for verbally abusing a Congress woman MLA while speaking on a live television show on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, besides making certain remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, police said today.
World | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh (With PTI inputs) | Friday November 15, 2013
Under attack over alleged war crimes against Lankan Tamils, President Mahinda Rajapaksa today asked Commonwealth nations not to turn the grouping into a 'punitive and judgemental' body.
World | Maya Mirchandani | Friday November 15, 2013
As the CHOGM or Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting gets underway today in the Sri Lankan capital, this question poses a major challenge to several world leaders in attendance.