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Slain LTTE leader Prabhakaran’s mother passes away in Sri Lanka


February 20th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Jaffna (Sri Lanka), Feb 20(ANI): The mother of V. Prabhakaran, the founder and leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), passed away in a Jaffna hospital on Sunday morning.According to the ... Read more...

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Post-LTTE, Sri Lanka’s tourism soars


April 28th, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Colombo, April 28 (IANS) After over a quarter century of civil war, Sri Lanka is finally witnessing an upswing in tourism. The island with abundant natural beauty is luring visitors, ... Read more...

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Former Tamil chief minister returns to Sri Lanka - after nine years


April 7th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Tamil chief minister of Sri Lanka's northeastern province when Indian troops were deployed has returned to the country for the first time after ... Read more...

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Aussie men plead guilty to funding LTTE


December 24th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24(ANI): Three Australian men of Sri Lankan origin have reportedly pleaded guilty to providing money to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).The three men, Aruran Vinayagamoorthy and Sivarajah ... Read more...

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Dream of independent Tamil state in Lanka is still very strong: CSM


June 6th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, June 6 (ANI): Tamil intellectuals say the dream of an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka is still strong, but decades of war and upheaval have soured many ordinary Tamils on ... Read more...

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Lanka envoy calls pro-Malay Tamil protesters ‘jokers’


May 29th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 29 (ANI): Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Malaysia Dr D.D. Ranasinghe has described Malaysian Indians who participated in Sunday's protest rally against alleged Lankan Tamil atrocities as "jokers".A Tamil ... Read more...

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So, the Tamil Tigers were mortals after all… (Comment)


May 25th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy The dramatic collapse of the Tamil Tigers, accompanied by white flags and surrenders even as some suicide bombers kept exploding themselves, is a sad commentary on the politics of ... Read more...

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Is LTTEs Prabhakaran dead or not?


May 19th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Tamil rebels have refuted claims by the Sri Lankan government that Vellupillai Prabhakaran, the 54-year-old leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or Tamil Tigers as they are more ... Read more...

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LTTE’s Prabhakaran shot dead along with leading cadre


May 18th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Velupillai Prabhakaran, the 54-year-old leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or Tamil Tigers as they are more commonly termed, has been shot dead by Sri Lankan government forces.A ... Read more...

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Bodies of Prabhakaran’s son, six LTTE leaders found (Third Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) In a macabre end to one of the world's longest running insurgencies, the bodies of Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's son and six key rebel leaders have been ... Read more...

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LTTE: A Chronology


May 17th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) The following is the chronology of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which Sunday announced an end to its armed struggle for an independent Tamil state in ... Read more...

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LTTE leader Prabhakaran reported dead as Tamil Tigers surrender


May 17th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Surrounded on all sides by the Sri Lankan Army, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or Tamil Tigers as they are more commonly termed, have announced their surrender amidst news ... Read more...

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India trying to help Tamils in Sri Lanka: PM


May 9th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) India is doing what it can to help the beleaguered Tamil community in Sri Lanka lead "a life of dignity and honour", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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Lankan Govt. and Army giving false reports on war: Ramadoss


May 4th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 4 (ANI): Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader S Ramadoss on Monday claimed that the Sri Lankan Army and government are giving false reports on the ongoing war in the ... Read more...

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Civilians keep fleeing, army tightens noose around LTTE


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Starving and wounded Tamil civilians Thursday continued to flee Sri Lanka's war zone, taking the total escapees in four days to over 103,000, with the the last of ... Read more...

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President Rajapaksa visits former LTTE hub Kilinochchi (Third Lead with images)


April 16th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday became the first national leader to visit the former Tamil Tiger stronghold of Kilinochchi in almost half a century, as ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits former Tamil Tigers hub Kilinochchi (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday paid a surprise visit to Kilinochchi and addressed troops who captured the region from the Tamil Tigers in January, ending a decade ... Read more...

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Tamil rebels call for permanent ceasefire in Sri Lanka


April 14th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 14 (DPA) Tamil rebels Tuesday called for an unconditional permanent ceasefire as a precondition to peace talks with the Sri Lankan government. The call from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka accord sabotaged by governments in Colombo: Kumaratunga


February 18th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Successive governments in Colombo have spiked the provisions of the 1987 India-Sri Lanka accord aimed at devolving powers to provinces in the island nation, former Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Malaysia on alert as report says Prabhakaran fled Sri Lanka


January 22nd, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 (IANS) The Malaysian police have sounded a high alert following a media report that said Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran may have fled to Southeast Asia. ... Read more...

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Two more LTTE operatives held in Chennai


August 6th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) Two more cadres of Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were arrested early Wednesday here and sent to judicial custody, the police said. K. Uma Ramanan, ... Read more...

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India wants ‘maximum devolution’ for Tamils in Sri Lanka


August 1st, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
On Board PM’s Special Flight, Aug 1 (IANS) India favours “maximum devolution” for the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka and feels that Colombo is slowly moving towards a federal power structure, a ... Read more...

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Norway is not for Tamil Eelam, says envoy


April 13th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Norway does not support the formation of an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka, Norway's special envoy to Colombo has told an opposition MP from that country. ... Read more...

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International Crisis Group asks LTTE to give up separatism


February 22nd, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by admin
By P.K. Balachandran Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) An international peace advocacy group has asked the Tamil Tiger rebels to eschew terrorism, formally abandon separatism, and announce an intention to negotiate a political settlement ... Read more...

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