India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 13, 2015
A day after inmates began a hunger strike demanding their release in Sri Lanka's Tamil dominated Northern Province, the chief minister has demanded expediting of pending cases against over 200 Tamil political prisoners languishing in several jails.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 1, 2015
Lokaiya Peremadasa shudders as he recalls the havoc Tamil rebels used to wreak on his beloved wildlife park during Sri Lanka's brutal 37-year-long civil war.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 16, 2015
The Tamil Nadu assembly today adopted a resolution for an international probe against Sri Lanka for alleged human rights violations and war crimes committed in 2009, coming just a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Sri Lankan government deciding to renew efforts to resolve the ethic issue in the is...
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Sanjeev Singh | Tuesday July 7, 2015
In a complete turnaround, the Tamil Nadu government has submitted a report to the Supreme Court today, saying there is no threat to the Mullaperiyar dam from Liberation Tigers of Tigers Eelam (LTTE) cadres.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 20, 2015
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) international network and financial support are still intact despite its military defeat at the hands of Sri Lankan government troops in 2009, a US government report has said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 29, 2015
Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities, six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 11, 2015
A Sri Lankan Tamil woman, who symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearances during the final stages of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009, was today released on conditional bail after spending nearly a year in jail on charges of sheltering a criminal.
World News | Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from PTI) | Friday January 9, 2015
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today conceded defeat in Sri Lanka's tightest-ever presidential race and left his official residence, with cumulative results showing Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena leading.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse appeared unstoppable after overseeing a crushing defeat of Tamil guerrillas, but charges of corruption, nepotism and war crimes have dogged his second term in office.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
Sri Lanka goes to the polls Thursday in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation.
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.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Saturday December 20, 2014
Two tigers have been found dead in Aanaikatti region of Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris forest area.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 8, 2014
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or the LTTE had a 'mole' in 10 Janpath, and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination was part of a conspiracy "hatched by several influential people in faraway places", says former home secretary RD Pradhan.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 11, 2014
Sri Lanka has banned public commemorations of Tamil Tiger rebels ahead of the fifth anniversary of rebel supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran's killing which marked the end of the war, a military spokesman said Sunday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 10, 2014
Sri Lanka's military said on Saturday it had unearthed the biggest cache of pistol ammunition buried in the former war zone amid government claims that Tiger rebels are trying regroup.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 10, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, an avid animal lover, today christened five tiger cubs, including three white tigers, born at the famous Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur near here.
World News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | Reuters | Monday February 3, 2014
Sri Lanka rejected U.S. criticism of its human rights record as "grossly disproportionate" on Sunday.
World News | 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 News | 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 News | 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.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 26, 2013
An Indian national has been arrested in Sri Lanka on charges of filming a military installation in Kilinochchi, the former LTTE stronghold, police said today.