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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 Lankan Navy arrests Australia-bound asylum seekers


August 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy Monday arrested 83 people, including 66 Tamils, who were heading on two boats to Australia illegally to seek asylum, a navy spokesman ... Read more...

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Do not train Sri Lankans: Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and former chief minister M. Karunanidhi Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in ... Read more...

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India justifies voting against Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India reiterated Saturday that it did the right thing by voting for a US resolution at the UN Human Rights Council that asked Sri ... Read more...

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India justifies vote against Sri Lanka


March 24th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Even as Sri Lanka blew hot and cold, India Saturday justified its vote against Colombo in Geneva over allegations of human rights abuses in ... Read more...

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Curtail visits by Sri Lankan dignitaries: Jayalalithaa


March 7th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 7 (IANS) Hardening her stance against Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discourage frequent private visits by Sri ... 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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A Sri Lankan Tamil who could have made a difference (Comment)


November 19th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
If the Tamil Tigers had not assassinated him, K. Pathmanabha would have turned 60 Saturday. A Sri Lankan Tamil who embraced militancy in the 1970s, Nabha - as he was known ... Read more...

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First Buddha film from Nepal to pre-empt Bollywood challenges


July 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) Alarmed by Bollywood training its lenses on the Buddha, an Indian film director of Nepali origin is now making the first Buddha film from the Himalayan ... Read more...

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South Asia hand Burleigh takes charge of US mission


July 1st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Veteran diplomat and South Asia specialist A. Peter Burleigh Friday took charge as the charge d'affaires of the US mission in India."Ambassador Burleigh's substantial diplomatic ... Read more...

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Burleigh interim US ambassador to India


June 30th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) With Timothy J. Roemer heading back to Washington, A. Peter Burleigh, a veteran Hindi-speaking American diplomat, will take charge Friday as interim US ambassador to ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM to suspend ferry service to Colombo


June 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, June 14 (IANS) A day after a ferry service from Tuticorin to Colombo was flagged off, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday asked the central government ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu calls for sanctions against Sri Lanka


June 8th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu assembly Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Indian government to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka and approach the United Nations to ... Read more...

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Ahmedabad bands perform for Cricket for Peace programme


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 23 (IANS) Six bands from Ahmedabad Wednesday presented their compositions for the Cricket for Peace programme being conducted in the three nations hosting the World Cup.Overall, 110 bands ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan police recruits record number of Tamils in force


January 8th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan 8 (ANI): A record number of Tamils have reportedly been recruited by the Sri Lankan police force at a ceremony near Colombo.Currently, only a few thousand Tamils are a part ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi slams Sri Lanka for scrapping national anthem in Tamil


December 13th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Monday condemned Sri Lanka's decision to abolish the Tamil version of its national anthem.Citing news reports about the decision, Karunanidhi issued a ... Read more...

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Krishna in Sri Lanka, to push for devolution (Lead)


November 25th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrived here Thursday on a three-day visit during which India is expected to push for the devolution of powers and renew a $1.7 ... Read more...

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India urges Sri Lanka to act decisively and devolve powers to Tamils


October 15th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): India has urged Sri Lanka to act decisively evolve powers to Tamils, which would help in winning the hearts and minds of the minority community, as promised ... Read more...

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Jacqueline’s motto - ‘We Are Family’


September 6th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): For Jacqueline Fernandez's siblings, Christmas is never too far away. The pretty actress loves to splurge and each instance of her homecoming is a mini celebration ... Read more...

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Bringing Tamils back into mainstream critical for new Lankan govt post elections: CSM


April 2nd, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr. 2 (ANI): Sri Lanka's parliamentary elections scheduled for April 8 could become the prelude of a new era of progress, if the newly elected government decides to end discrimination among ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan author arrested ‘for offending ethnic Sinhalese Buddhists’


March 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 29(ANI): Sarah Malini Perera, a Sri Lankan author who has written two books about her conversion from Buddhism to Islam, has been arrested for apparently offending ethnic Sinhalese Buddhists.According ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa leads in poll as troops encircle Fonseka hotel (Third Lead)


January 27th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 27 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday took a comfortable lead in the first presidential election since the Tamil Tigers were vanquished after 26 years of bloody war. As ... 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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Tamil votes crucial in Sri Lankan elections


January 24th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 24 (DPA) Sri Lanka's upcoming presidential election is likely to be decided by the Tamil minority, as the Sinhalese majority's vote appears evenly split between the two main candidates. In a ... Read more...

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Martyrs’ Day goes smoothly for Canadian Tamils despite Seeman’s deportation


November 28th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Nov. 28 (ANI): Despite the deportation of their keynote speaker, thousands of Tamils gathered at a banquet hall in Toronto to observe the annual "Martyrs' Day" commemoration of Tamil Tigers who ... Read more...

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Raj Rajaratnam back at Galleon office


October 19th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After being released from federal custody, accused insider trader Raj Rajaratnam arrived at work this morning.Earlier on Friday Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka denies rift between ex-army commander, government


October 16th, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 16 (DPA) Sri Lanka's military Friday denied widespread reports of a rift between the government and the ex-army commander who led the troops in the war against Tamil rebels. The ... Read more...

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Lawsuit demands security to Indian cricketers in Sri Lanka


September 10th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Three Tamil Nadu advocates Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking the central government be asked to ensure adequate security for the Indian cricket team touring Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Murder charges on accused for acid attack on Lankan students in Oz


July 1st, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 1 (ANI): Attempted murder charges have been laid against a man accused of an acid attack on two Sri Lankan students during a home invasion in Western Sydney.Detectives arrested Amalathepan ... Read more...

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Sydney police being naive about not terming Indian student attacks racist, says councillor


June 9th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 9 (ANI): A Parramatta councilor, Michael McDermott, has described police as being naive and irresponsible about the spate of attacks on Indians in Sydney's west, and saying these assaults have ... Read more...

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The truth about Lanka’s secret refugee camps revealed


May 24th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 24 (ANI): They squat in a circle, grinding their tiny hands nervously into the mud behind the six foot high barbed wire fence that imprisons them. And their little eyes ... Read more...

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Were LTTE leaders killed as they sought to surrender?


May 24th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): A Sunday Times report has claimed that two senior leaders of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam had begged their correspondent to initiate moves for their surrender ... Read more...

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US asks Sri Lanka to share power with Tamils, Sinhalese


May 20th, 2009 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 20 (IANS) Welcoming the cessation of fighting in Sri Lanka, the US has asked Colombo "to heal the wounds of the conflict" by working out new power sharing ... Read more...

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