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Former LTTE leader slams Tamil Nadu politicians


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) A former Tamil Tiger rebel now in the custody of the government Sunday slammed Indian Tamil politicians for using the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka for ... Read more...

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India funds railway line in Sri Lanka


November 21st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 21 (IANS) India is funding a $150 million railway line to connect for the first time in decades the former war-torn north of Sri Lanka with the country's ... Read more...

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DMK indirectly behind Rajiv assassination: Jayalalithaa


May 24th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) The DMK was indirectly behind the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. ... Read more...

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Lives of Lankan Tamils still the same, says Chennai based lawyer


January 25th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan.25 (ANI): A Chennai-based lawyer who was recently arrested in Sri Lanka for visiting the northern part of the island nation without permission from Colombo, has said that there is no ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka denies deal with ‘rump Tamil Tigers’


July 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Sri Lanka has denied reports that the government is forming an 'alliance' with the supporters of the Tamil Tigers.According to BBC, Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ... Read more...

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A year later, few in Sri Lanka mourn Prabhakaran


May 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) One year after Tamil Tigers chieftain Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed the same way he sent so many to their death, Sri Lanka remains ethnically ... Read more...

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Centre allows Prabhakaran’s mother to visit India for treatment


May 10th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 10 (ANI): The Centre has granted permission to slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Prabhakaran's mother Parvathi Ammal to enter the country.Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has allowed ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu says had no role to play in Prabhakaran’s mother deportation


April 19th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 19 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday said it had no role to play in the deportation slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) leader V Prabhakaran's mother, Parvathi, ... Read more...

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Vaiko to fast against deportation of Prabhakaran’s ailing mother


April 17th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) MDMK leader Vaiko has announced a mass protest fast April 23 to condemn the deportation of slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran's ailing mother ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan army questions captured Tamil rebel leader (Second lead)


August 7th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 7 (DPA) Kumaran Pathmanathan, the new leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebel movement, has been arrested and is being questioned, Sri Lankan defence ministry spokesman Keheliya ... Read more...

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New LTTE leader held in Thailand: Sri Lankan military


August 7th, 2009 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 7 (DPA) Newly-appointed Tamil rebel leader Selvarasa Pathmanathan, also known as KP, has been arrested in Bangkok, a Sri Lankan military official said Thursday. Udaya Nanayakkkara said that there was confirmation ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamils unhappy with India’s stance


June 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Sri Lankan Tamils are unhappy with India's stand on Sri Lankan military action against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the island nation.These were ... Read more...

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India ready to help in resolving Lankan crisis: Navy chief


May 19th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, May 19 (ANI): After keeping in mind the safety and protection of civilians in Sri Lanka, Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta on Tuesday said that the Navy was ready to help ... Read more...

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Celebrations in Sri Lanka as news of Prabhakaran’s death spreads


May 18th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's death, bringing down the curtains on his 25-year-old armed struggle for a separate Tamil state, sparked off celebrations in the island nation Monday. People poured ... 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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70 LTTE rebels killed


May 17th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
70 LTTE rebels killed as rumors circulate of Tamil Tiger leadership suicide pactThe Sri Lankan army says it has killed up to 70 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or Tamil ... Read more...

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Top LTTE leader’s family found among fleeing civilians


May 15th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan Navy Friday identified a top Tamil Tiger leader's family members trying to flee the war zone along with a group of civilians, the defence ministry said. The ... Read more...

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Civilians in war zone will be rescued: Rajapaksa (Lead)


May 15th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 15 (DPA) President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared that all civilians caught in fighting in a shrinking strip of land held by Tamil Tigers in northeastern Sri Lanka would be rescued ... Read more...

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Civilians in war zone to be rescued in 48 hours: Sri Lankan president


May 15th, 2009 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 15 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that all civilians caught in fighting in a shrinking strip of land held by Tamil separatist rebels in northeast Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Senior LTTE leader killed, says Sri Lankan military


May 10th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 10 (Xinhua) A senior leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) sea wing was killed in fighting in the northeast Sri Lanka, defence officials said Sunday. The leader, Chellian, ... Read more...

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Former LTTE leader’s family flees Tiger zone


May 2nd, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) The widow and three children of former deputy leader of the Tamil Tigers, executed in 1994 on charges of being an Indian spy, have fled Sri Lanka's war ... Read more...

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Lanka minister accuses UK’s Miliband of toeing LTTE line


May 1st, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 1 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa has launched an angry verbal attack on British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, accusing him of basing his policies on Tamil Tiger propaganda. ... Read more...

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Security up along Tamil Nadu coast


April 26th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Security has been beefed up along Tamil Nadu's 650-km coastline stretching from here to Rameshwaram following intelligence inputs that LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran may attempt to cross over ... Read more...

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Ramadoss compares LTTE chief Prabhakaran to Mandela, Arafat


April 26th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) PMK leader S. Ramadoss Sunday described Tamil Tigers supremo V. Prabhakaran as a "freedom fighter" and compared him to former South African president Nelson Mandela, Palestine leader ... Read more...

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Over 13,000 civilians flee LTTE-held areas, 17 die in blast (Second Lead)


April 20th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Over 13,000 civilians Monday fled Sri Lanka's northern war-zone while 17 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack by the Tamil Tigers, authorities said."The ... Read more...

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British LTTE leader met Special Branch officers


April 18th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) A Sri Lankan-origin activist who has become the first person in Britain to be convicted for aiding the Tamil Tigers was buying bomb-making equipment while holding regular meetings ... Read more...

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LTTE intelligence chief’s hideout captured: Sri Lanka


March 25th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops forcing their way into the last strongholds of the Tamil Tigers have captured a hideout of the rebels' intelligence wing chief, Pottu Amman, in the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rules out ceasefire with rebels


March 4th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 4 (Xinhua) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake Wednesday ruled out the possibility of a truce with Tamil Tiger rebels amid ceasefire calls from India and the international community. "We will ... Read more...

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Senior LTTE leader seriously injured (Lead)


January 29th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 29 (IANS) A senior leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers has been seriously injured in an attack by advancing government troops, a pro-rebel website said Thursday.K.V. Balakumaran, described as a ... Read more...

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Senior LTTE leader badly injured in Mullaitivu


January 29th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 29 (IANS) A senior leader of the Tamil Tigers has been seriously injured in an attack by advancing government troops, a pro-rebel website said Thursday."A senior leader and special member ... Read more...

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‘LTTE chief still hiding in Sri Lanka’


January 23rd, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 23 (Xinhua) Velupillai Prabakaran, the elusive leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is still hiding in the jungles in northern Sri Lanka, his former deputy told reporters ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran should be tried in Sri Lanka, says parties


January 20th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan political parties are insisting that Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran should be tried in this country if he is caught and not sent to India where ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan troops search for LTTE chief


January 17th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (Xinhua) Sri Lankan troops have launched a search to nab Tamil rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, believed to be hiding inside a 35-meter deep bunker in Mullaithivu district, the state ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Navy on alert to prevent Prabhakaran from fleeing


January 11th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 11 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan Navy is on alert to prevent Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran from fleeing the island, the state television quoted a naval official as saying Sunday. ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Air Force bombs rebels’ communication facility


November 28th, 2008 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 28 (Xinhua) Sri Lankan Air Force jets Thursday evening bombed a communication facility of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the northern part of the country, the military said in a ... Read more...

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