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Amid Tamil Nadu unrest, Manmohan to meet Rajapaksa


September 18th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Thursday, and is expected to press for a viable political solution in the ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa’s Sri Lanka muddle will have consequences (Comment)


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa appears dead set on taking on the ordinary Sinhalese for her inability to influence the Indian government to pursue a Sri Lanka policy of her ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tells troops to remain alert


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has urged its security forces to remain vigilant of groups both within and outside the country who may attempt to destabilise the ... Read more...

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Radha Vinod Raju: a rare security expert, fine professional (Tribute)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
He was a devout Hindu who always kept a Bhagawat Gita by his side. He was secular to the core. He was a thorough professional, never showed bias, treated everyone fairly, ... Read more...

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150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia detained in Kerala


June 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), June 5 (IANS) Around 150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia by sea were apprehended in Kollam by Kerala police and 27 of them, including six children, were Tuesday ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka arrests over 36,400 army deserters


May 7th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has arrested over 36,400 soldiers who had deserted the army following the end of a three-decade-long civil war with the Tamil Tigers, a military ... Read more...

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Will India’s vote drive Sri Lanka closer to China?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India has made it clear to Sri Lanka that its vote on the US-backed resolution was aimed at speeding up the reconciliation process in the ... Read more...

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Geneva vote ’strong message for justice’


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 22 (IANS) The Human Rights Council vote asking Colombo to probe rights abuses "is an important first step" to probing violations by both sides in the armed conflict, ... Read more...

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Buddhist clergy step out to support Sri Lanka at UNHRC


March 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Hundreds of Buddhist clergy gathered for a vigil in the capital to protest a US-backed war crimes resolution on Sri Lanka as the government released a ... Read more...

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Don’t link critics to LTTE, Sri Lanka told


March 15th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that it was wrong on the part of the Sri Lankan government to link those questioning the country's human rights ... Read more...

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LTTE’s rout to mar future Norway-style mediation: Report


November 11th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Nov 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's determination to cock a snook at the West and crush the LTTE with the backing of Asian countries will make Norwegian type mediation difficult ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka agree on JWG meeting to resolve fishermen issue


November 11th, 2011 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) With frequent attacks on Indian fishermen a touchy issue arousing much concern in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka Thursday agreed that the Joint ... Read more...

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Can’t commute death sentences of Rajiv killers: Jayalalithaa


August 29th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Monday that she did not have the power to commute the death sentences of the three convicted in ... Read more...

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Woman torches herself to save Rajiv killers


August 28th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) The campaign to seek commutation of the death sentences of three convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination turned tragic Sunday with a woman ... Read more...

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Spare Rajiv assassins’ lives: Karunanidhi to Sonia


August 27th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi Friday appealed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to spare the lives of three convicts facing ... Read more...

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India welcomes Colombo’s decision to lift emergency, backs probe


August 26th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Welcoming Colombo's decision to withdraw the emergency from the island nation, India Friday said it would want Sri Lanka to investigate human rights violations in ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi killer’s mother demands fresh trial


August 13th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after the president rejected the mercy petitions of three men on death row for former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, the mother of ... Read more...

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Examine concerns over rights violations, India to Sri Lanka


July 15th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India Friday said the rehabilitation of Tamils should be of the "highest and most immediate priority" for Sri Lanka and conveyed to Colombo that ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamil Congress sues global terror expert


July 13th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 13 (IANS) The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), which claims to represent over 300,000 Tamils of Sri Lankan origin in Canada, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Sri Lankan-born ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan govt. shelling killed thousands in last phase of civil war: UN


April 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 26 (ANI): A United Nations (UN) report has revealed that widespread shelling by the Sri Lankan government had killed most of the tens of thousands of civilians across the country ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora marks Sri Lanka independence day as black day


February 5th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) The Tamil diaspora in Canada marked Sri Lanka's independence day Friday as a "black day" by wearing black badges."We join the Tamils back home in marking this day ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Sri Lanka imported radio equipment for LTTE


January 8th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 8, The Sri Lankan government had imported radio equipment for the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2002 as it tried to work out a peace deal in collaboration with the Norwegian ... Read more...

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UK Defence Secretary cancels Lanka trip over Colombo’s war crimes complicity


December 17th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 17 (ANI): Suggestions surfacing in US diplomatic cables leaked by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks that the Sri Lanka Government precipitated war crimes against the minority Tamil population at ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka far from post-war harmony, says activist


November 27th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka is not doing enough to win the hearts and minds of Tamils and achieve genuine ethnic harmony following the end of the war, says an ... Read more...

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Over 4,500 former Tamil Tigers rehabilitated


October 20th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A year after the Tamil Tigers were crushed, Sri Lanka has released and rehabilitated more than 4,500 former guerrillas, an official said.Most of the rebels were captured or ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects gory Tamil massacre pics as rebel propoganda


October 20th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 20 (ANI): Sri Lanka's foreign minister GL Peiris has cast doubt on the photographs released by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) showing a massacre of Tamils during the country's civil ... Read more...

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Lankan Tamil massacre pix release may overshadow FM’s UK visit


October 19th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 19 (ANI): The process of investigation into the alleged atrocities in the Sri Lankan civil war further intensified after the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) released photographs, which appeared to show ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to hold rally in Madurai today


October 18th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Madurai, Oct 18 (ANI): Despite getting over a dozen threat letters, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo J Jayalalithaa will address a rally here today.The rally has been organised ... Read more...

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Now, Pak accuses India of giving birth to suicide bombings via LTTE in South Asia


October 1st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 1(ANI): Addressing the UN General Assembly, Pakistani delegate Amjad Hussain Sial has alleged that India had supported terrorist elements in neighbouring countries and also helped to set up the most ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa urges UN to rethink humanitarian rules of war in modern day context


September 25th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Sept 25 (ANI): Facing global criticism for alleged human rights violations during the LTTE war, Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has called for a rethink on international rules governing the conduct ... Read more...

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Ex-Tiger Daya Master says Lanka civil war a waste of people’s lives


September 16th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Sept.16 (ANI): Former Tamil Tiger media spokesman Daya Master, who now manages a TV channel in Jaffna, has said the decades-long war between the LTTE and government troops was a waste ... Read more...

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Canada’s first Sikh MP denies supporting Tamil Tigers


August 19th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Even as Canadians continue to protest the arrival last week in Vancouver of a ship carrying about 500 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers, Canada's ... Read more...

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Tamil-smuggling ship charged $20 million for passage


August 17th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Vancouver, Aug 17 (IANS) Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Monday that the Thai ship that brought about 500 Tamils into Canada Friday was part of a organized criminal ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan protesters besiege UN building to end human rights violation probe


July 7th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Protesters are carrying out demonstrations outside the U.N. offices in Sri Lanka to force the world body to cancel its probe into alleged human rights violations during the ... Read more...

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Naxal menace: Home Ministry only exploring how best to use armed forces


June 26th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitNew Delhi, June 25 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry is only exploring how best it can use the country's armed forces to tackle the Naxal menace, and reports in the ... Read more...

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