World | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 Prad...
World | 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 | 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 | 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.
India | 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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 22, 2013
An unmarked mass grave has been found in Sri Lanka's former war zone, the first discovery of an unmarked gravesite since troops defeated Tamil rebels more than four years ago, police said on Sunday.
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.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday November 1, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's possible visit to Colombo for a Commonwealth summit has divided the government, with one of the seniormost ministers opposing it over Sri Lanka's alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils.
South | Reported by Sam Daniel, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday October 24, 2013
Tamil Nadu has asked the Centre to boycott the Commonwealth meet in Colombo next month over Sri Lanka's alleged war crimes against Lankan Tamils and the arrest of fishermen from the state for straying into Lankan waters.
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.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 22, 2013
DMK President M Karunanidhi today hailed the victory of the Tamil National Alliance in the provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in the former Tamil Tigers-ruled northern province in Sri Lanka.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 22, 2013
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party Sunday won a whopping landslide in the first semi-autonomous council elections in the island's north after decades of ethnic war.