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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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Welfare of Lankan Tamils top priority: Krishna


August 4th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Underlining that the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka is of utmost importance, India Thursday urged Sri Lanka to pursue a lasting political settlement that ... Read more...

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Examine concerns over rights violations, India to Sri Lanka


July 15th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India Friday said the rehabilitation of Tamils should be of the "highest and most immediate priority" for Sri Lanka and conveyed to Colombo that ... Read more...

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Withdraw army from Sri Lanka’s northeast, says TULF (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) A Tamil political party has demanded the withdrawal of Sri Lankan troops from the northeast after they allegedly assaulted Tamil MPs at a meeting of another ... Read more...

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Withdraw army from Sri Lanka’s northeast, says TULF


June 17th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) A Tamil political party has demanded the withdrawal of Sri Lankan troops from the northeast after they allegedly assaulted Tamil MPs at a meeting of another ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka must account for missing rebels: Human Rights Watch


April 9th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr.9 (ANI): The New York based Human Rights Watch has said Sri Lanka should account for the disappearance of all Tamil Tiger rebels.Human Rights Watch said at least 20 Tamil ... Read more...

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LTTE operating camps in Tamil Nadu: Lankan PM


March 10th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.10 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said that terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is trying to re-organize itself and is secretly operating camps in ... Read more...

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UN seeks probe into Sri Lankan troops’ war crime video (Lead)


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The UN has sought a fresh probe into alleged war crimes against Sri Lankan troops, expressing shock over a new video released by Britain's Channel 4 News, which ... Read more...

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UN calls for probe into Sri Lankan troops’ war crime video


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The UN has sought a fresh probe into alleged war crimes against Sri Lankan troops after Britain's Channel 4 News released a video featuring soldiers executing naked men ... Read more...

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Over 500 testify final days of Sri Lankan offensive


September 20th, 2010 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 20 (DPA) Civilians who survived the final days of last year's fighting between Sri Lankan troops and the vanquished Tamil rebels testified Sunday about conditions in their shrinking patch of ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan protesters besiege UN building to end human rights violation probe


July 7th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Protesters are carrying out demonstrations outside the U.N. offices in Sri Lanka to force the world body to cancel its probe into alleged human rights violations during the ... Read more...

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India to build houses for Sri Lanka’s displaced Tamils


June 9th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With over 50,000 displaced Tamil civilians remaining in relief camps in Sri Lanka, India Wednesday announced a major initiative to build 50,000 houses for what the ... Read more...

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PM presses for meaningful devolution, Rajapaksa assures action


June 9th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday urged Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa to initiate a "meaningful devolution package" and called for "urgent steps" to resettle displaced ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa discuss Tamil settlement issue


June 9th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday discussed with Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa India's concerns on the plight of displaced Tamils and pressed for a political settlement ... Read more...

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Anti-Rajapaksa protests: Hundreds held in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


June 8th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) Hundreds of protesters, including MDMK leader Vaiko and Tamil nationalist leader P. Nedumaran, were arrested in Tamil Nadu Tuesday for demonstrations against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's four-day ... Read more...

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Hundreds held in Tamil Nadu for anti-Rajapaksa protests


June 8th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) Several hundred protesters, including MDMK leader Vaiko and Tamil nationalist leader P. Nedumaran, were arrested across Tamil Nadu Tuesday for holding demonstrations against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to discuss Tamil settlement, sign pacts


June 8th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka will brief India on the post-war political reconciliation plan and sign a slew of pacts to expand cooperation in areas ranging from counter-terrorism to ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban Ki-moon urges safety of defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate


February 10th, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on authorities in Sri Lanka to ensure the rights and safety of the defeated presidential candidate and former army ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges peace in post-election Sri Lanka


February 9th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday reiterated his appeal to all parties in Sri Lanka and their supporters to show restraint and refrain from violence after ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan peacekeeping troops safe after powerful earthquake in Haiti


January 13th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Sri Lankan peacekeeping troops in Haiti are safe after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday destroyed large parts of the country's capital, a spokesman said ... Read more...

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Top 10 diplomatic events in India (Flashback 2009)


December 25th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) A contentious India-Pakistan joint statement at Sharm-el-Sheikh and a deepening chill in bilateral ties, strains in Sino-Indian relations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to probe US charges of troops ‘atrocities’


October 27th, 2009 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka will appoint a committee to probe into the allegations made by the US State Department of alleged "atrocities" by its troops during the final battle against ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan court extends detention of rebel doctor


October 10th, 2009 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 9 (Xinhua) A Sri Lankan court Friday extended the detention of a doctor accused of treating members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), officials said. The doctor had allegedly ... Read more...

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Determine if massacre video is old or new: Karunanidhi


August 29th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has asked the central government to find out if a video showing naked Tamil youths being shot dead by suspected 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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Sri Lanka closes down peace secretariat


July 31st, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government has closed down a peace secretariat that was set up to facilitate reconciliation talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels, an official said Friday. The government ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan troops recover Tamil rebel chief’s secret documents


July 19th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 19 (DPA) Sri Lanka's security forces and police have unearthed secret documents belonging to the deceased leader of Tamil Tiger rebels, a newspaper reported Sunday. The documents belonging to Velupillai Prabhakaran, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Navy detains vessel carrying relief aid for displaced


June 5th, 2009 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 4 (DPA) The Sri Lanka navy Thursday detained a vessel reported to be carrying relief aid from Britain for displaced persons in the northern part of the country, a military ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to address ‘root causes’


May 23rd, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) With Sri Lanka's war against Tamil Tigers coming to an end, India's new External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Saturday urged Colombo to address the "root cause ... Read more...

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Indian weekly raises doubt over Prabhakaran’s death claims


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, May 22 (ANI): A weekly magazine in Coimbatore has carried some photographs in its latest edition giving an impression that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran is still alive. ... Read more...

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Indian envoys to meet Sri Lankan President


May 21st, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 21 (ANI): India's National Security Advisor M.K.Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon will meet Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday over breakfast.Their discussions will mainly focus on ... Read more...

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NSA Narayanan to leave for Sri Lanka today


May 20th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan will leave for Sri Lanka today to review the situation in that island nation.The visit is being held a day after ... Read more...

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EU called on Sri Lankan to resolve problems politically


May 20th, 2009 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 20 (IANS) With Sri Lanka formally annoucing the defeat of Tamil Tigers Tuesday, the European Union called on Colombo to do all in its capacity to reach a sustainable political ... Read more...

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India demands political solution for Lankan Tamils


May 19th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Reiterating New Delhi's stand for a political solution to the issue of minority rights, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday urged the Sri Lankan government ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka airs video of body claimed to be dead LTTE commander Prabhakaran


May 19th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The Sri Lankan army has released video footage showing what it claims to be the body of Vellupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or Tamil ... Read more...

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