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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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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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Former LTTE leader slams Tamil Nadu politicians


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) A former Tamil Tiger rebel now in the custody of the government Sunday slammed Indian Tamil politicians for using the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka for ... Read more...

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Tamil Tiger held at Sri Lankan airport


July 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan police Wednesday said they have arrested a wanted Tamil Tiger rebel as he attempted to return to the island nation from Qatar, Xinhua reported.Police ... Read more...

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Prison guards taken hostage in Sri Lanka


June 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military Friday prepared to launch an operation to rescue three prison guards taken hostage by inmates of a prison in the north of ... Read more...

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Gandhi killers pass Plus 2 exams


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Even as they face the gallows, two convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case have come out with flying colours uin the Plus 2 ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka welcomes foreign aid


May 19th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka is ready to accept development assistance from its foreign partners but will not tolerate foreign interference in its reconciliation process, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said ... Read more...

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Rahul, Bilawal have much to share


April 7th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi and Bilawal Zardari Bhutto, two scions whose respective pasts have uncanny similarities, are expected to talk at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's lunch ... Read more...

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Krishna brings healing touch to Tamils (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kilinochchi (Sri Lanka), Jan 18 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visited this former Tamil Tiger hub Wednesday and gifted medical equipment to a hospital, unveiled a renovated school ... Read more...

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Qatar to open hotels in Sri Lanka


December 14th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 14 (IANS) Qatar plans to open luxury hotels in Sri Lanka to boost tourism cooperation, a senior minister said Tuesday.Both sides have signed a number of agreements during ... Read more...

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Commute death sentence in Gandhi case: PUDR


August 26th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) Friday urged the Tamil Nadu government to spare the lives of three men sentenced to death for ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka admits civilian deaths during separatist war


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) – The government of Sri Lanka has admitted there were civilian casualties during the final phase of its civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels, according to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins local council elections


July 24th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) said Sunday that its landslide win in the local council elections over the weekend was the result of ... Read more...

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Congress pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi


May 21st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Congressmen in Tamil Nadu paid homage to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his 20th death anniversary Saturday.Union Ministers G.K. Vasan, V. Narayanasamy, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s former army commander denies accusing military of war crimes


May 13th, 2011 - 2:18 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Sri Lanka's former Army Commander on Thursday said that his comments to a weekly national newspaper on the final stages of the war had been distorted, ... Read more...

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Ahead of elections, pro-LTTE journal attacks Karunanidhi


April 11th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Just ahead of elections in Tamil Nadu, a pro-Tamil Tiger journal has accused Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and his daughter-cum-MP Kanimozhi of betraying the ... 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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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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Prabhakaran to blame for LTTE’s demise, says Karuna


December 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 14 (IANS) Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was "solely responsible" for the crushing defeat of his group, a former aide who is now a Sri Lankan minister has said.Vinayamurthy Muralitharan ... Read more...

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International human rights groups demand detailed Lanka war crimes probe


December 10th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, Dec 10 (ANI): International human rights groups have reportedly joined Tamil diaspora groups and the United Nations (UN) to demand for a detailed investigation into possible Sri Lankan war crimes.According ... Read more...

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Oxford Union cancels Rajapaksa’s lecture under LTTE activists’ pressure


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2(ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's scheduled lecture at the Oxford Union, debating society of the Oxford University, has been cancelled because of "security concerns".Rajapaksa is on an official visit ... Read more...

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Tamil activists seek arrest of Rajapaksa during Britain visit over last year’s war crimes


December 1st, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Lawyers working for Tamil activists are reportedly trying to obtain an arrest warrant against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and one of his senior associates, who have arrived ... Read more...

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Lanka court jails Tamil for 30 years for 1999 attack on ex-president Kumaratunga


October 28th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct. 28 (ANI): A court in Sri Lanka has sentenced a Tamil man to 30 years in prison for his role in attempting to assassinate former President Chandrika Kumaratunga.Satyavel Thilangeswaran, 29, ... Read more...

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Lanka Government pays UK firm 3 m pounds to boost post-war image


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 23 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has agreed to pay a top British public relations firm about three million pounds a year to enhance the country's post-war image.According to a ... Read more...

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Solheim to visit Sri Lanka — to mend fences


October 18th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim plans to visit Colombo in a bid to mend troubled ties with Sri Lanka, where many had come to ... Read more...

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Human rights groups snub ‘flawed’ Sri Lankan war crime panel


October 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 15 (ANI): Three international human rights organisations have reportedly declined to appear before a Sri Lankan inquiry into the end of the country's civil war, saying the procedure is flawed ... Read more...

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Two prominent LTTE leaders missing after arrest in 2009, wives tell war panel


October 11th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 11 (ANI): The wives of two prominent Tamil Tiger leaders in Sri Lanka have claimed that their husbands went missing right after they were arrested by the army last year. ... Read more...

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Ex-Tiger Daya Master says Lanka civil war a waste of people’s lives


September 16th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Sept.16 (ANI): Former Tamil Tiger media spokesman Daya Master, who now manages a TV channel in Jaffna, has said the decades-long war between the LTTE and government troops was a waste ... 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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UN chief slams Sri Lanka protests


July 9th, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed dismay at the continued protests outside the UN offices in Colombo, describing the situation as "unacceptable". "The Secretary-General finds it unacceptable that ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s only Tamil chief minister visits India


June 7th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Formerly a Tamil Tiger child soldier, Sri Lanka's only Tamil chief minister is visiting India to learn a little more about how to run ... Read more...

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IIFA Holds Charity Cricket Match Led By Hrithik And Suniel Shetty


May 31st, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): IIFA has always been known to come up with some noble causes associated with itself and continues the legacy this year too, and this time in ... Read more...

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‘IIFA good for India-Sri Lanka relations’ (Lead)


May 30th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara and his teammate Sanath Jayasuriya believe that IIFA Awards 2010, to be held in Colombo June 3-5, are a ... Read more...

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‘IIFA good for India-Sri Lanka relations’


May 30th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Ace Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya believe that IIFA Awards 2010, to be held in Colombo, is a "big opportunity" to promote ... Read more...

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Hrithik, Suniel to lead IIFA teams against Sri Lankan cricketers


May 30th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will organise charity cricket matches in Colombo between Indian celebrities and Sri Lankan cricketers to help rehabilitate former Tamil Tiger child ... Read more...

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