ethnic conflict

UN agency seeks $32 mn for Myanmar


August 10th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 10 (IANS) A UN aid agency has appealed for $32.5 million to help rehabilitate victims of the recent ethnic conflict in Myanmar.The communal clashes in Rakhine state have ... Read more...

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PM appeals for peace in Assam, assures proper probe, rehabilitation (Third Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for an immediate end to the violence and promised "a proper inquiry" ... Read more...

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PM calls for end to Assam violence, assures proper probe (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for an immediate end to the violence and promised "a proper inquiry" ... Read more...

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Former Tamil Tigers picked for SAF Games


July 12th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have picked eight former Tamil Tigers in the national squad, and some of them will take part in the South Asian Federation (SAF) ... Read more...

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Obama eases sanctions against Myanmar


July 12th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has eased sanctions on Myanmar, allowing American companies to do business in the southeast Asian country.In his statement Wednesday, the president ... Read more...

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Prison guards taken hostage in Sri Lanka


June 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military Friday prepared to launch an operation to rescue three prison guards taken hostage by inmates of a prison in the north of ... Read more...

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Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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‘Manipur situation too complex to expect dramatic change’


March 13th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Congress may have won a clear mandate in Manipur but the tribal situation in the state is too complex to expect any dramatic changes ... Read more...

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Reconciliation ministry mooted in Sri Lanka (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) An advisor to the Sri Lankan president has suggested setting up a temporary ministry to fast-track the reconciliation process following the end of the dragging ... Read more...

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Indians invited to invest in Sri Lanka


December 20th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Indians have been urged to invest in Sri Lanka, now that the long drawn ethnic conflict has ended.The appeal was made Tuesday by Sri Lanka's ... Read more...

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Only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems: Malaysian MPs


November 29th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Two Malaysian MPs who are very vocal about the situation in Sri Lanka now say that only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems, not any other ... Read more...

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Pakistan to help de-mining in Sri Lanka


October 25th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan will help de-mine parts of Sri Lanka's Northern province, Xinhua reported Tuesday.A 10-member de-mining team from the Pakistani Army Engineering Corps is currently in the ... Read more...

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Colombo, Tamil diaspora flayed in UN report


April 27th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A UN report that reported war crimes in Sri Lanka towards the end of the war says both Colombo and the Tamil diaspora are obstacles ... Read more...

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Australia funds mine clearance in Sri Lanka


April 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) Australia has released an additional Rs.480 million for demining in Sri Lanka.The funding was released in conjunction with the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance ... Read more...

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Mukul Sangma a nervous chief minister: NCP


January 14th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 13 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday described Mukul Sangma as a "nervous chief minister" for shying away from visiting the riot-hit areas of the state."It appears ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks public help for riot victims


January 12th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday appealed to the public to donate generously to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help the thousands of people displaced in ... Read more...

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Meghalaya announces compensation for riot victims


January 12th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Tuesday announced compensation of Rs.3 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the ongoing ethnic conflict between the Garo and Rabha ... Read more...

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Curfew re-imposed in Meghalaya’s riot-hit areas


January 9th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 9 (IANS) Curfew was re-imposed Sunday in the riot-hit areas of Meghalaya's Resubelpara sub-division after fresh cases of arson in Assam's Goalpara district, an official said. More houses of ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran to blame for LTTE’s demise, says Karuna


December 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 14 (IANS) Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was "solely responsible" for the crushing defeat of his group, a former aide who is now a Sri Lankan minister has said.Vinayamurthy Muralitharan ... Read more...

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US trouble shooter Richard Holbrooke is dead (Third Lead)


December 14th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Richard C. Holbrooke America's high profile diplomatic trouble shooter and Obama administration's point man in the war torn Afghan-Pakistani region has died ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to Sri Lanka minus the war’s shadow


November 21st, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Colombo Thursday with one clear agenda: mark a new beginning in India-Sri Lanka relations minus the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka grants BBC access to cover war commission proceedings


November 15th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov 15 (ANI): Sri Lanka has reportedly granted permission to the BBC to cover the proceedings of a government-appointed war commission.On Wednesday, Sri Lankan Defence Ministry had denied access to the ... Read more...

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Solheim to visit Sri Lanka — to mend fences


October 18th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim plans to visit Colombo in a bid to mend troubled ties with Sri Lanka, where many had come to ... Read more...

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Commission begins probe into Sri Lanka ethnic conflict


August 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 11 (DPA) A commission began probing the final eight years of Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict Wednesday amidst skepticism whether it would investigate allegations of war crimes. Former attorney general C.R de ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz violence attempt at ethnic cleansing: Security group


June 15th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, June 15 (DPA) The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) issued a statement Tuesday that labelled the violent clashes in Kyrgyzstan as an attempt at ethnic cleansing. The wording was ... Read more...

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Toll in Kyrgyz violence rises to 117


June 14th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek/Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in Kyrgyzstan's inter-ethnic clashes has risen to 117, a media report said Monday. The riots between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek groups, that broke out in the ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka sign 7 pacts, discuss Tamil settlement (Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka Wednesday inked seven agreements, including key pacts on security and power, as Colombo reassured New Delhi about its plans to quickly resettle ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to discuss Tamil settlement, sign pacts


June 8th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka will brief India on the post-war political reconciliation plan and sign a slew of pacts to expand cooperation in areas ranging from counter-terrorism to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka appoints reconciliation commission


May 17th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday appointed a reconciliation commission to investigate the country's ethnic conflict and make recommendations to prevent a recurrence, officials said. The appointment came as ... Read more...

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Tamil jailed in Canada for funding LTTE


May 15th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 15 (IANS) In the first conviction in Canada for funding of terrorists abroad, a court here jailed a Tamil for collecting money for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan director’s ‘Shadows of Silence’ going to Cannes


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Meenakshi Shedde Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Paris-based Sri Lankan director Pradeepan Raveendran's film "Shadows of Silence", listed as a French entry, will be presented in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 63rd ... Read more...

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Modi seeks apology for German parliamentarians remarks


April 11th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 10 (IANS) Gujarat Saturday sought the central government's intervention to lodge a protest with the German government against allegedly offensive remarks made by an unofficial delegation of German parliamentarians ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa takes big lead as soldiers surround Fonseka hotel (Second Lead)


January 27th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 27 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa took a comfortable lead Wednesday in the country's first election since the Tamil Tigers were defeated after 25 years of bloody war. Hours ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa extends lead as troops surround Fonseka hotel (Lead)


January 27th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 27 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended his lead over his main rival former army chief General Sarath Fonseka in the presidential election as heavily armed troops Wednesday ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa takes early lead in Sri Lanka’s presidential poll


January 27th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 27 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken an early lead over his main rival former army commander General Sarath Fonseka in the presidential election results announced here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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