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Scrap training of Sri Lankan army, demand DMK MPs


September 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A group of MPs of the DMK, a key UPA constituent, Tuesday met Defence Minister A.K. Antony and demanded a halt to the training ... Read more...

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Day 10: parliament disrupted again


September 4th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were again adjourned till 12 noon Tuesday following opposition protests over coal block allocations among other issues.In the Lok Sabha, ... Read more...

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BJP protests force Lok Sabha to adjourn for day (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) As the BJP Monday continued to drown proceedings in both houses of parliament demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over coal blocks allication, the ... Read more...

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Send back Lankan defence personnel: Jayalalithaa


August 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday charged the central government with having a "reprehensible attitude" in training two Sri Lankan defence personnel in the ... Read more...

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Swiss to grill Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka


July 27th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) Swiss officials are to visit Sri Lanka to talk to Tamil Tigers in custody over rebel activities in Switzerland and the funds they collected to support ... 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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‘Aug 12 meet to focus on welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils’


July 16th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The focus of a Tamil meet here on Aug 12 will be on seeking welfare of the ethnic community in the post-war Sri Lanka through ... Read more...

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Chinese walker wins Sri Lankan hearts


June 12th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sportsmanship was displayed at the ongoing 15th Asian Junior Athletics Championships when a young Chinese walker presented his new pair of shoes to Sri Lankan runner ... Read more...

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My life is under threat: Sri Lankan ex-army chief


June 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 10 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was recently released from prison, Sunday said his life is under threat and he needs to be provided ... Read more...

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Former Sri Lankan army chief to be tried for mutiny


June 7th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was released from jail a few weeks ago, and his personal assistant will be tried for harbouring army ... Read more...

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Colombo scales down military presence


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military withdrew most of its troops from Colombo Saturday citing improved security conditions, three years after a war with Tamil Tiger rebels ended.Military ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief released from jail


May 21st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka was formally freed from prison Monday following a presidential pardon.Large crowds gathered outside the prison to greet Fonseka, who ... Read more...

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EU wants fair trail for Sri Lanka detainees


May 6th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Sunday called for a fair trial for suspected Tamil Tiger rebels held in Sri Lankan prisons.They should be either charged or released, ... Read more...

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Congress MPs to submit a report to PM about Sri Lanka visit


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Members of Parliament belonging to the Congress party who were part of the parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka said Saturday that a report about the ... Read more...

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Human rights body protests atrocities on Lankan Tamils


April 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Thursday protested near the Sri Lankan High Commission here against what they termed as the Sri Lankan Army's ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest Prabhakaran video


March 13th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 13 (IANS) A large number of Sri Lankans Tuesday marched through the capital's streets shouting anti-US slogans and protesting a Channel 4 video about the death of LTTE ... Read more...

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Colombo to fight poverty with military’s help


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 22 (IANS) The Sri Lanka government Thursday said it will take the help of the military to fight poverty.The military will be used to fight the "economic war" ... 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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Fonseka jailed for three years


November 18th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief General Sarath Fonseka was Friday sentenced to three years in jail.Fonseka was found guilty of spreading public disaffection by quoting allegations ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has released 1,800 rehabilitated former Tamil tiger rebels, Xinhua reported.The former Tamil rebels, who underwent various vocational training at seven military-run ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka army chief meets UN peacekeeping officials


September 18th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's top most military official has had talks with the United nations agency which handles peace keeping operations in Haiti, the army said in a ... Read more...

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India to help Sri Lankan army to build capacities


July 1st, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India has agreed to help the Sri Lankan Army in its capacity building by opening up more seats for its officers and men in its ... 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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Satellites can track human rights abuses


April 18th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Satellites that helped us gather real-time data from the most inaccessible and hostile places on earth can also help us track human rights abuses that cause ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamils protest Sonia Gandhi’s London visit


March 18th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): Sri Lankan Tamils protested outside a London venue where Congress President Sonia Gandhi delivered a lecture on Thursday.Protestors shouted anti-India slogans and demanded that New Delhi take ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka builds army headquarters at Tamil Tiger graveyard site


March 8th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 8 (ANI): The Sri Lankan army's move to open it's headquarters in the northern parts of the country on the site of a Tamil Tiger graveyard that was earlier destroyed ... Read more...

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Investigation demanded against Australian over war Sri Lankan war crimes


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, Feb 22 (ANI): Two international Tamil organisations have lodged a complaint in the International Criminal Court against Palitha Kohona, an Australian citizen and senior Sri Lankan diplomat, accusing him of being ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran’s mother dies in Sri Lanka


February 20th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) The mother of slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader V. Prabhakaran passed away Sunday in a hospital, a media report said. She was 81.According to Sri ... Read more...

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Fonseka loses MP seat appeal as Sri Lankan SC rules court martial legal


January 26th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan 26 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka has lost a Supreme Court appeal to retain his parliamentary seat.Citing the September court martial ruling that found him guilty of ... 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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Tamil activists accuse Lankan Army of purchasing, making landmine parts


January 25th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan.25 (ANI): Tamil activists have claimed that they have obtained classified documents that show the Sri Lankan military seeking tenders from Colombo-based suppliers for the purchase of remote-control detonators for Claymore ... Read more...

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Seek release of Indian advocate held in Sri Lanka: Vaiko


January 21st, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) MDMK general secretary Vaiko Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to take up with Colombo the issue of an Indian advocate ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka releases 100 LTTE rebels held in military-run camps


December 26th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec 26(ANI): The Sri Lankan government has released 100 former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels during a ceremony held in Vavuniya district in Northern Province.Vavuniya used to be ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan filmmaker to make Bengali film


November 17th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jaysundara is all set to make a Bengali film, in order to pay tribute to legendary directors Satyajit Ray and Rithwik Ghatak."Yes, I am ... Read more...

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MDMK chief Vaiko demands lifting of ban on LTTE


October 29th, 2010 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Chennai, Oct. 29 (ANI): Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) founder-president V Gopalswamy, popularly known as Vaiko, and his followers staged a demonstration here on Thursday to demand the lifting of a ban ... Read more...

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