The biggest stories of November 10, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
The Colombo Conundrum
Nov 10, 2013
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 | Frances Robles, The New York Times | Monday February 3, 2014
Five Sri Lankan men left hometowns reeling from the remnants of a ruthless civil war and embarked on a months-long human-smuggling journey that spanned seven countries.
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.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 13, 2013
British Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Colombo today ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) starting on Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 12, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will attend CHOGM but pledged to push for an international investigation.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday November 11, 2013
In a joint statement, they said human rights abuses in Sri Lanka are so serious that the CHOGM meeting should be scrapped.
India | Reported by Sandeep Phukan; Edited by Nadim Asrar | Sunday November 10, 2013
"Sri Lankan forces have not withdrawn from the Tamil-dominated areas," the 66-year-old minister told NDTV today.
India | Sunil Prabhu | Sunday November 10, 2013
Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, who will lead the Indian delegation to the Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka, has defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to skip the event.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 9, 2013
A decision on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would attend CHOGM is still pending.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday November 8, 2013
DMK supremo M Karunanidhi stepped up pressure insisting that India should boycott the meet hosted by Colombo on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday November 6, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is under pressure to miss a Commonwealth meet in Colombo over Sri Lanka's alleged war crimes against Lankan Tamils, may consider including Tamil-dominated Jaffna in his itinerary as a compromise formula.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday November 4, 2013
The Prime Minister faces a growing chorus within his Congress party to miss a Commonwealth summit in Colombo over Sri Lanka's alleged war crimes against Lankan Tamils, though his office has advised him to attend the event.