World | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 11, 2014
Sri Lanka's military on Friday shot dead three men during an operation against suspected Tamil separatist rebels, in the first major confrontation since the end of the island's war nearly five years ago, a spokesman said.
World | Agence France Presse | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Forensic experts have found more bodies in an unmarked mass grave in Sri Lanka's northern former war zone, taking the total number to 80, an official said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday February 25, 2014
The United Nations' human rights chief called on Monday for an international inquiry into war crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka's civil war, saying the government had failed to do its own credible investigation.
World | Reuters | Monday February 3, 2014
Sri Lanka rejected U.S. criticism of its human rights record as "grossly disproportionate" on Sunday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday January 28, 2014
An international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka would bring "chaos," and the government's national reconciliation process must be given several more years to work, a top aide to Sri Lanka's president said on Monday.
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 | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 28, 2013
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said it will push for an independent international probe into alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of the civil war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday November 8, 2013
A memorial for Tamil victims of the 2009 Eelam war in Sri Lanka was unveiled in Thanjavur today by World Tamil Confederation President and noted pro-Tamil leader Pazha Nedumaran.
India | Reuters | Monday October 7, 2013
Sri Lanka and India today announced a finalised $512-million joint venture coal-powered electricity plant in the island's former warzone, after years of delay.
Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday August 23, 2013
Theatres in Tamil Nadu are unlikely to screen actor John Abraham's Madras Cafe, which is expected to release nationwide today.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday August 23, 2013
Theatres in Tamil Nadu are unlikely to screen actor John Abraham's 'Madras Cafe', which is expected to release nationwide tomorrow. The Theatre Owners' Association had left the decision of screening the movie on individual theatre owners after both t...
South | Press Trust of India | Friday August 9, 2013
Raising the pitch on the Lankan Tamils issue and attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen, DMK chief M Karunanidhi-led Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation staged protests across the state on Thursday demanding that the Centre boycott the Commonwealth meeting ...
Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday July 24, 2013
A Tamil activist group sought ban on the release of Madras Cafe in Tamil Nadu after seeing trailer, but Shoojit Sircar, director of the spy thriller, says the content of the film is simple and it has been cleared by the censor board with U/A certific...
Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 18, 2013
Naam Thamizhar (We Tamils), a Tamil activist group, has sought a ban on John Abraham's upcoming flick Madras Cafe for reportedly portraying the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members as terrorists.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday July 5, 2013
Sri Lankan authorities have arrested 12 elite commandos on charges of executing five Tamil students in the eastern city of Trincomalee in 2006 after falsely accusing them to be Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists.
South | Reported by Sam Daniel; edited by Mala Das | Monday July 1, 2013
The Madras High Court has upheld the Centre's ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) between 2010 and 2012. The ban has been renewed for years till 2014.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 15, 2013
Holding that there was no legislation for ceding Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka in 1974, DMK-backed Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) today said it would move the Supreme Court against the agreement.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 10, 2013
Sri Lanka today blamed India for the Tamil separatist war which dragged for 30 years on the island.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday April 2, 2013
Around 3000 members of the Tamil Nadu film fraternity, including superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, today held a hunger strike in Chennai to show solidarity with Lankan Tamils. There was no film activity today.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 28, 2013
DMK President M Karunanidhi on Thursday said pulling out of UPA on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue has not changed anything for 'Eelam Tamils' though he insisted his party was not bothered about withdrawing support to the coalition.