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Sri Lankan Tamil party seeks support to form eastern province government


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) The main Tamil political party in Sri Lanka Sunday initiated talks with opposition parties to reach a majority to form a government in the eastern ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal Orbit inspires Indian child artists in Britain


July 24th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Indian-born Anish Kapoor, who created Britain's tallest sculpture 'The ArcelorMittal Orbit' overlooking the sprawling Olympic Stadium, has inspired many Indian families in Britain to guide ... 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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Krishna wins Sri Lankan Tamil hearts with rehabilitation aid


January 19th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Jaffna (Sri Lanka), Jan 19 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna won the hearts of Sri Lankan Tamils with the rehabilitation programmes of the Indian government in the ... Read more...

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Krishna visits IPKF martyrs memorial in Lanka


January 17th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday became the first top leader to visit the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) Memorial built in the memory of ... Read more...

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Krishna meets Sri Lankan Tamil, Muslim leaders


January 16th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday met separately leaders of ethnic Tamils and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) ahead of his talks Tuesday with ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamils want self-determination: Diaspora group


January 16th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 15 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora group said Sunday that it will support discussions for a political settlement on the island if the solution alters the structure ... 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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Indian Vs Indian slugfest in the Big Apple


October 30th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 30 (IANS) Two Indian Americans have been caught on the opposite sides of the fence. One was the poster boy of Wall Street, the other the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan refugees return from India


October 12th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) A group of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees returned from India by boat Wednesday, becoming the first case of repatriation to the island nation by sea, the ... Read more...

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LTTE front groups run weekend schools in Holland: Report


October 4th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 4 (IANS) Front organisations of the vanquished Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) run some 20 schools on Saturdays in the Netherlands, Dutch media reported Tuesday.The revelations were ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil party accuses army of attacking its election meeting


June 18th, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by BNO News
JAFFNA, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Sri Lanka's major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), said on Friday that the army attacked some of its members and disrupted an election ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa hailed for raising plight of Sri Lankan Tamils


June 9th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) The Canadian Tamil Congress Wednesday hailed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for the passage of a resolution by the state assembly demanding economic sanctions against ... Read more...

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Row over fishing causing a crisis: Sri Lanka minister


March 16th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has warned that recurring clashes between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen may spark off a major showdown because the dispute is ... Read more...

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50,000 displaced Rabhas and Garos facing discrimination in Assam


January 21st, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 21 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights today said that about 50,000 Garos and Rabhas displaced by conflicts since January 1, 2010 are being discriminated in terms of relief ... Read more...

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Necklace makes Tamil woman suspect in Canada


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Canadian authorities say that a Sri Lankan Tamil woman who entered the country aboard the smuggling ship MV Sun Sea in August is linked to the ... Read more...

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Incriminating documents recovered in raids: CBI


December 15th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Incriminating documents on the 2G spectrum scam have been recovered in raids on 34 residences and offices in Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Noida including those of former ... Read more...

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CBI raids may not create immediate rift between Congress, DMK


December 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) raids Wednesday on the premises of associates of former communications minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi as part of the 2G ... Read more...

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NGO raided by CBI promotes Tamil art


December 15th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Tamil Maiyam, an NGO linked to DMK MP and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi, was set up in July 2002 to promote Tamil art, literature ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka destroying statues of Tamil kings: Canadian Tamils


December 15th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 15 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora in Canada has reacted angrily to Colombo's decision to scrap the Tamil version of the country's national anthem and alleged ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s implausible deniability


November 29th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Dhruva JaishankarWashington, Nov.29 (ANI): It has been two years since the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, and India's policy-makers and its wider public are by no means reassured about the Pakistani leadership's ... Read more...

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Tamils want refugee centre in SE Asia to stop human smuggling


November 5th, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 5 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora here has urged Canada and Australia, which are struggling to stop illegal refugees or so-called boat people from Sri Lanka, to ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora asked to shun negativity


October 30th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil militant group turned political party has urged the Tamil diaspora to be "realistic" to achieve a better political deal now ... Read more...

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Lankan Tamil politician asks Rajapaksa government to return seized gold, jewels


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct. 23 (ANI): A Sri Lankan Tamil politician has demanded that the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government return gold and jewels seized during the final stages of the war against Tamil Tiger rebels ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamils support former Sri Lankan army chief


October 9th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Throwing their support behind their former tormentor and army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was sentenced to 30 months in jail last week, the Sri Lankan Tamil ... 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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Lankan Tamils still under Canadian detention due to documents mix-up


August 19th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Aug 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan Tamil migrants, who arrived from the MV Sun Sea in British Columbia last week, are still in detention as their identities are not yet confirmed and ... Read more...

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Selective assessment of Tamil refugee status must be avoided: Experts


August 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Aug.13 (ANI): Respected independent observers, have said the international community must avoid being selective about upholding the rule of law and respect for human rights insofar as the plight of Tamil ... Read more...

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Vessel carrying Lankan Tamil refugees heading for Canada


July 31st, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver (Canada), July 31 (ANI): A vessel believed to be carrying over 200 suspected Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers could arrive in British Columbia in the next three weeks.CTV News and the ... Read more...

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PM assures Karunanidhi on Sri Lankan Tamils issue


July 16th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi that his government will do all that it can to enable the Sri Lankan Tamils ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil situation getting worse: D. Raja


July 7th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Wednesday claimed that Sri Lankan Tamils were living a life full of misery.Talking to reporters after meeting ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa reiterates her opposition to LTTE


July 6th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday reiterated her opposition to the Tamil Tigers, noting it assassinated former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and several moderate Sri Lankan Tamil leaders. Reacting ... Read more...

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Eelam dreams only hurting Tamils: Sri Lankan minister (Interview)


June 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil minister who accompanied President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India says the Tamil diaspora's refusal to give up the Tamil ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers threaten hunger strike in Malaysia


May 25th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 25 (IANS) A group of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers has threatened to go on hunger strike if they are sent back home. They have been detained here by ... Read more...

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Rahul visits blood donation camp on Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary


May 21st, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited a blood donation camp held in the national capital, New Delhi, to mark the 19th death anniversary of ... Read more...

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