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Colombo treating us like ‘aborigines’, Tamils tell India


June 13th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka is treating people in its Tamil-majority northeast as 'aborigines', a Tamil delegation told a team of Indian officials in Colombo."It is very unfortunate ... Read more...

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India now wary of Tamil issue, says daily (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


November 27th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian leaders are becoming wary of the ethnic issue in Sri Lanka, now that the war in the island nation is over, a daily said Saturday.Referring to earlier ... 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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Tight security measures ahead of World Classical Tamil Conference


June 21st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, June 21 (ANI): Ahead of the World Classical Tamil Conference, 2010, security has been beefed up here to prevent any untoward incident.Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, Lathika Saran has ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka president ‘war criminal’, try him, demand Tamils


December 14th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada have called for an international trial of the Sri Lankan president for allegedly ordering the killing of surrendering LTTE leaders during the ethnic ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka denies surrendering Tamil leaders were slaughtered


December 13th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 13 (DPA) The Sri Lankan government Sunday denied claims by a former army chief, who has turned presidential poll candidate, that orders had gone out not to spare rebel leaders ... Read more...

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Indian MPs head to Sri Lanka to study Tamil relief camps


October 10th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) Ten MPs belonging to India's ruling alliance are headed to Sri Lanka Saturday and they said their main aim is to see the conditions in the camps where ... Read more...

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Indian MPs to visit Sri Lanka Saturday


October 9th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) Ten MPs belonging to India's ruling alliance will visit Sri Lanka for five days from Saturday to see the condition in camps where thousands of Tamils displaced by ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamils outraged over email from Sri Lanka


June 19th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 19 (IANS) An email by a Sri Lanka-based Sinhala to offer his services for a fee to Tamils to find their missing relatives has outraged the community in Canada. Thousands of ... Read more...

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Tamil mourners say no going back on ‘Eelam’ (Lead, With Images)


May 23rd, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 23 (IANS) More than 20,000 Canadian Tamils descended on the Ontario assembly here in black to mourn for "innocent civilians killed in the genocide" in Sri Lanka.In their ... Read more...

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Tamil mourners say no going back on ‘Eelam’ (With Images)


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 23 (IANS) More than 20,000 Canadian Tamils descended on the Ontario assembly here in black to mourn "innocent civilians killed in the genocide by Sri Lanka".In their speeches ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora seeks war crimes trial against Sri Lanka leaders


May 20th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 20 (IANS) The Tamil diaspora in Canada has demanded the setting up of an international tribunal to try Sri Lankan leaders for "war crimes against innocent civilians". Addressing a press conference ... Read more...

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Protests force Canadian politicians to acknowledge Tamil cause


May 12th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto/Ottawa, May 12 (ANI): Protests by Canadian Tamil demonstrators in Toronto have brought the issue of the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils to the front pages here, so much so, that now ... Read more...

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15 Tamil protesters arrested in Toronto


April 30th, 2009 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 30 (IANS) Acting tough for the first time with Tamil protesters here, police arrested 15 of them Wednesday as they tried to push their way towards the American consulate. Waving Canadian ... Read more...

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40,000 Tamils protest at Canadian parliament


April 22nd, 2009 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, April 22 (IANS) In one of the biggest demonstrations at the Canadian parliament, thousands of Tamils protested outside the House Tuesday to seek Canadian intervention to end the "carnage" of civilians ... Read more...

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Canada urges LTTE to negotiate, Tamils to converge on parliament


April 21st, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 21 (IANS) With more than 25,000 Tamil protesters likely to converge on parliament when Prime Minister Stephen Harper returns to the house Tuesday, Canada has urged Tamil Tigers to negotiate ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil leaders seek Indian help to stop military strikes


April 17th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): A delegation of Sri Lankan Tamil leaders on Friday met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the national capital and sought India's intervention to end military ... Read more...

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Tamil leader Vaiko criticises New Delhi’’s Sri Lankan policy


February 18th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Trichy (TN), Feb 18 (ANI): Tamil leader V. Gopalswamy, popularly known as Vaiko, came down heavily on the Central Government allegedly supporting the Sri Lankan offensive on Tamil rebels in the ... Read more...

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Mukherjee meets Lankan president, seeks assurance for the safety of Tamils


January 28th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Colambo, Jan. 28 (ANI): The External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has called on the Lankan Pesident Mahindra Rajapakse to take steps to ensure the safety of Sri Lankan Tamils during the ... Read more...

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Tamil leaders meet Manmohan Singh on Sri Lankan Tamil issue


December 4th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): An all-party delegation from Tamil Nadu led by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today to seek the intervention of Central ... Read more...

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LTTE cannot be crushed, say Sri Lanka Tamil MPs


November 13th, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Tamil Tigers cannot be crushed, two Sri Lankan Tamil MPs said Thursday, reacting to claims that the rebels were on the verge of losing the dragging ... Read more...

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Indian NGOs launch postcard campaign for Hindraf leaders’ freedom


May 7th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 7 (IANS) A coalition of India-based NGOs has distributed 100,000 postcards among the Malaysian public to be sent to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, seeking freedom for five jailed ... Read more...

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