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Sri Lanka welcomes foreign aid


May 19th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka is ready to accept development assistance from its foreign partners but will not tolerate foreign interference in its reconciliation process, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said ... Read more...

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May 21, 1991: The assassination that also killed Tamil Eelam (Comment)


May 22nd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
When a young suicide bomber dispatched by Velupillai Prabhakaran scripted history by assassinating former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi 20 years ago, it marked the end of the struggle for ... Read more...

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LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran’s ancestral house destroyed


May 4th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 4 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Army has reportedly demolished the ancestral home of the late Tamil Tiger rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, inviting criticism from local Tamil lawmakers. The house was ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi asks for more relief for Tamilians in Sri Lanka


August 29th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Aug 29(ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday asked the Central Government to ensure more help for Sri Lankan Tamils."The relief and rehabilitation steps being provided to Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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New LTTE chief arrested in Thailand


August 7th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IBNS
Bangkok, Aug 7 (IBNS) The new Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief and an alleged arms smuggler, Selvarasa Pathmanathan, has been arrested here, the police said Friday.“Pathmanathan was arrested early Friday ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran was tortured before being killed, says report


June 10th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was tortured by the Sri Lankan military before being killed, a leading human rights body said in a report released Wednesday. The University ... Read more...

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SMS campaign LTTE claims Prabhakaran is alive


May 21st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): Sympathizers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) have launched an SMS campaign claiming that their chief, Vellupillai Prabhkaran, is alive and will continue to lead the ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran’s body found, Rajapaksa says LTTE vanquished (Roundup)


May 19th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Tuesday displayed the battered body of Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, shortly after the rebels claimed he was still alive, while President Mahinda Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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Post victory over LTTE, Mahinda Rajapaksa assures Tamils of equal rights (Part II)


May 19th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Contd.....The curtains came down on the 33-month-long Eelam War IV with Sri Lankan Army decimating the LTTE, resulting in the death of at least 18 top leaders presumably including V. Prabhakaran, the ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran’s death evokes mixed feelings, security tightened in Chennai


May 18th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Relief and frank disbelief - as news came in that Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran had actually been killed, some in this Tamil Nadu capital said it was ... Read more...

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President Rajapaksa returns to Colombo, two top LTTE leaders killed


May 17th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 17 (ANI): A visibly jubilant President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka from Jordan on Sunday where he announced his military's victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). ... Read more...

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2,000 civilians killed in Sri Lanka war zone: Pro-LTTE website


May 10th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Over 2,000 Tamil civilians were killed in a single night during "indiscriminate barrage of shelling by the Sri Lanka Army on the safety zone" in the island's ... Read more...

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Indian efforts helped in declaration of ceasefire in Lanka: Chidambaram


April 28th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday welcomed Sri Lanka's decision to call a ceasefire against the rebel Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and ... Read more...

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Capture Prabhakaran alive, India urges Sri Lanka


April 28th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India has reiterated that Sri Lanka capture Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran alive and extradite him to India, sources in the external affairs ministry said Tuesday. "India ... Read more...

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India did not supply offensive equipment to Sri Lanka: Chidambaram


April 28th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India has not provided any help to the Sri Lankan Army that could assist them in the military operations against the Tamil Tigers in the island ... Read more...

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Ready to extradite Prabhakaran to India: Rajapaksa


April 27th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said Colombo would extradite Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, if caught alive, to India - but after first putting him through ... Read more...

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Two LTTE leaders surrender, over 100,000 flee war zone (Intro Roundup)


April 22nd, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Two Tamil Tiger leaders surrendered to the Sri Lankan military as the mass of distraught Tamil civilians fleeing the war zone crossed the 100,000 figure Wednesday, the authorities ... Read more...

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LTTE a terrorist outfit, no change in position: PM


April 21st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is "a terrorist organisation" and its chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran "a proclaimed offender", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday. Two days ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran is not a terrorist, asserts Karunanidhi


April 19th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has said Tamil Tiger chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran is his "good friend" and he would have "deep regrets" if the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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MDMK alleges Tamils subjected to genocide in Sri Lanka


April 9th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore/ Chennai, Apr 9 (ANI): Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) activists staged protest and rallies against alleged killing of innocent Tamilians by the Sri Lanka army.In Coimbatore, holding placards and raising slogans, ... Read more...

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Photos of Tamil Nadu politicians found in LTTE camps (Lead)


March 2nd, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops inching into Tamil Tiger territory have found photographs and videos showing politicians from Tamil Nadu in the company of guerrilla leaders, it was announced ... Read more...

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Photos of Tamil Nadu politicians found in LTTE hideouts


March 2nd, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military has found photographs and videos showing politicians from India's Tamil Nadu state in the company of Tamil Tiger leaders in the island's north, it ... Read more...

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Security forces nail LTTE’s rudimentary ‘air wing’: Sri Lanka


February 21st, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) Claiming that Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's plans to "showcase a stunt out of his sleeves Friday night in the Colombo skies" had ended in total failure, Sri ... Read more...

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28 rebels killed, LTTE vehicles recovered: Sri Lanka


February 12th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) Advancing further into the last pockets of territory controlled by the Tamil Tigers, troops have fought fierce battles with the rebels, killing at least 28 guerrillas in the ... Read more...

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No decision yet on handing over Prabhakaran to India: Sri Lanka


January 5th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka has said that it has not yet taken a decision whether or not to hand over Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran to India if he is ... Read more...

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India not to remove ban on LTTE


November 28th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) India has no intention of lifting the ban on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers, official sources said Friday.The sources were responding to a plea to this effect that ... Read more...

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Tamil movie director arrested on sedition charges


October 24th, 2008 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Movie director Seeman was arrested Friday by the Tamil Nadu Police for allegedly making secessionist statements and justifying the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 ... Read more...

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Woman suicide bomber blows herself up outside Lankan Minister’s office, one dead, two injured


November 28th, 2007 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, Nov.28 (ANI): A female suicide bomber has killed one person and injured two others in an attack in Colombo. The woman, who died in the blast, was stopped from entering the ... Read more...

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