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Send back Sri Lankan Air Force trainees: Jayalalithaa


July 13th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday again urged the central government to send back the Sri Lankan Air Force personnel, now being trained in Bangalore, terming ... Read more...

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India to send back Sri Lanka Air Force personnel


July 6th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Bowing to the political pressures exerted by the AIADMK government and the major opposition party DMK, the central government has decided to send back the Sri ... Read more...

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AIADMK, DMK want Sri Lankan airmen to go (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi Thursday demanded the immediate expulsion of Sri Lanka Air Force personnel being trained near in Tamil Nadu.Jayalaltihaa ... Read more...

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Don’t train Sri Lanka Air Force personnel: Jayalalithaa


July 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday described the training of Sri Lankan Air Force personnel in Tamil Nadu as an insult to Tamils.She said this ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka urges India to review Geneva stand (Roundup)


March 20th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday urged India to review its stand on the "war crimes" resolution against it in Geneva, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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‘PM should take stand on Sri Lanka war crimes’


March 20th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured support to the US resolution against Sri Lanka, some opposition parties Tuesday asked him to take a ... Read more...

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Activists urge India to vote against Sri Lanka


March 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A group of Indian activists has urged the government to vote in Geneva in favour of a US-backed resolution attacking Sri Lanka over "war crimes"."While ... 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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India must move UN to bring Rajapaksa to trial: Jayalalithaa


April 27th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged the Indian government to move the UN to bring Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to trial for ... Read more...

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US ramps up pressure on Lanka to probe Tamil killings


March 5th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 5 (ANI): The United States has increased pressure on Sri Lanka to go for an international probe into reported war crimes arising out of the civil war between government troops ... Read more...

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Both Sri Lankan govt, Tamil Tigers committed ‘human rights abuses’: Wikileaks


December 18th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec 18 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that both the Sri Lankan government and the defeated Tamil Tigers had committed human rights abuses, ... Read more...

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US believed Rajapaksa was responsible for 2009 Tamil massacre: Wikileaks


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec 3 (ANI): The US ambassador in Colombo, Patricia Butenis, believed that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was responsible for the alleged 2009 massacre of Tamils, according to US diplomatic cables ... 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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Sri Lanka grants BBC access to cover war commission proceedings


November 15th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov 15 (ANI): Sri Lanka has reportedly granted permission to the BBC to cover the proceedings of a government-appointed war commission.On Wednesday, Sri Lankan Defence Ministry had denied access to the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka assures India over devolution package (Second Lead)


October 16th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka Friday assured India that it was in touch with moderate Tamil political parties to evolve "a viable power-sharing arrangement" that will meet the aspirations ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa discuss Tamil refugees, devolution (Second Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka Friday reviewed the process of resettling Tamil refugees in the island nation when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met President Mahinda Rajapaksa here, ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh meets Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa in New Delhi


October 15th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here on Friday.Rajapaksa arrived in the capital on Thursday to participate in the closing ceremony of the ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to focus on devolution (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India Friday urged Sri Lanka to speed up the process of devolution of powers to Tamil-speaking minorities and offered to help in the development of the ... Read more...

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Indian and Sri Lankan foreign ministers discuss rehabilitation of Tamils


October 14th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.14 (ANI): Sri Lankan Foreign minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris met his Indian counterpart SM Krishna to discuss issues of mutual concern here on Thursday.Peiris, is accompanying Sri Lankan President ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa chief guest at CWG closer, likely to discuss Tamil issue (Night Lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka is set to brief India on the rehabilitation of displaced Tamil civilians when President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is the chief guest at the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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India reassures Sri Lankan Tamils of speedy resettlement


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India Wednesday rejected reports that it was bringing Indian nationals to Sri Lanka for reconstruction work in the war-ravaged northern districts and underlined its determination to ... Read more...

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India assures Lanka’s displaced Tamils of help in resettlement


August 31st, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Amid concerns in India about the plight of war-displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Tuesday visited their camps in northern and eastern Sri ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan internal war inquiry commission set to begin first public sitting


August 11th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): An eight-member commission on " Lessons Learned and Reconciliation" constituted by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to internally investigate the end of the country's civil war, would begin ... Read more...

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UN closes office in Sri Lanka over protests (Lead)


July 9th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 9 (DPA) The UN closed its office in Sri Lanka and recalled its head to New York for consultations as government-sanctioned protests against an investigation into alleged war crimes went ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa welcomes UN panel on Sri Lanka


July 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday welcomed the appointment of a three-member UN panel to look into rights abuses and war crimes in Sri Lanka. "It shows ... Read more...

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Vaiko taken into preventive custody ahead of Rajapaksa visit


June 8th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, June 8 (ANI): Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) founder Vaiko and several other Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Communist Party of India (CPI) leaders were taken into preventive custody on ... Read more...

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Clinton confident about Sri Lankan probe into alleged war-crimes


May 30th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has endorsed the probe being conducted by Sri Lankan authorities into alleged war-crimes during its violent military campaign to quell the Liberation ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka indicted for war crimes, international probe sought


May 18th, 2010 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Indicting Sri Lanka of war crimes in the later stages of the ethnic war that ended a year ago with the annihilation of the Tamil Tigers, an independent ... 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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Tamil community to observe ‘black days’ to mark war anniversary


May 8th, 2010 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 8 (IANS) With the first anniversary of the crushing of the LTTE approaching, Canadian Tamils will observe May 17-19 as 'Days of Remembrance' for the Tamils killed in what they ... Read more...

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India for quicker resettlement of Tamils


March 8th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India Monday said it has urged Sri Lanka to quicken the resettlement of Tamils displaced by war and pledged aid for their housing projects as Foreign Secretary ... Read more...

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Tamil activists demand speedy resettlement of refugees in Sri Lanka


December 14th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Dec 14 (ANI): Activists of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) a regional party, staged a demonstration here on Monday demanding the Sri Lankan Government to speed-up resettlement of the Tamil civilians ... Read more...

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New Tamil group People’s Liberation Army vows to start a fresh war in Lanka


December 7th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec.7 (ANI): A Marxist group of Tamil militants with connections to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and Cuba is reportedly preparing to mount a new insurgency in Sri Lanka six months after ... Read more...

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Lanka still holding 11,000 Tamil prisoners


December 5th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 4 (ANI): Despite claiming that it has freed all Tamil civilians this week, Sri Lanka is still holding over 11,000 Tamil prisoners, including children without charge in closely guarded "rehabilitation ... Read more...

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India keen to revive political process in Sri Lanka: Krishna


December 4th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 4(ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said that the Union Government has been keen to see the revival of political process in Sri Lanka.While replying to ... Read more...

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