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Punish the war guilty, US tells Sri Lanka


September 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) A top American official Friday asked Sri Lanka to carry out a credible investigation of "outstanding and serious allegations of human rights violations" and punish the ... 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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India to build 43,000 houses in Sri Lanka


July 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 14 (IANS) India will build 43,000 houses for Sri Lanka's war displaced communities in the north and east, the Indian High Commission here said Saturday.This is part of ... Read more...

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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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Former Tamil Tigers picked for SAF Games


July 12th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have picked eight former Tamil Tigers in the national squad, and some of them will take part in the South Asian Federation (SAF) ... 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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NSA to go to Colombo, voice India’s concerns


June 25th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India is set to voice its concerns over the slow pace of devolution process and seek an update on the rehabilitation of Tamils displaced ... Read more...

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UN to review Sri Lanka rights situation


June 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) A UN review of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka will take place in October-November, officials said Sunday.The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of some countries, ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi condemns Sri Lankan minister


June 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday condemned the reported threat by a Sri Lankan minister to massacre Tamils if they continued to support the Tamil National ... Read more...

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My life is under threat: Sri Lankan ex-army chief


June 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 10 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was recently released from prison, Sunday said his life is under threat and he needs to be provided ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan reconciliation facing external pressure


June 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday said its post-war reconciliation process is facing serious challenges, partly due to external intervention.The defence ministry accused some unnnamed countries of launching "a ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan ex-army chief gets bail


May 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka Friday got bail in a case in which he is accused of harbouring army deserters.Fonseka was granted the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka needs home-grown path to peace: Minister


May 16th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will achieve lasting peace only through "home grown solutions", not those prescribed by the international community, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has said.Peiris was speaking ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka arrests over 36,400 army deserters


May 7th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has arrested over 36,400 soldiers who had deserted the army following the end of a three-decade-long civil war with the Tamil Tigers, a military ... Read more...

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Demining: US official in Sri Lanka (With Image)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A US official has ended a week-long visit during which he meet NGOs in Sri Lanka's north and discussed the progress in de-mining activities.Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read more...

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Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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Indian helping hand in Sri Lankan cinema’s revival


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Cinema as a popular cultural mouthpiece is trying to revive itself in Sri Lanka after 30 years of civil war, courtesy a bunch of progressive ... Read more...

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Peaceful Sri Lanka records increase in tourists


April 18th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of tourist arrivals in March, according to data released by the Tourist Board Wednesday.The most number of ... Read more...

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DMK withdraws from MPs delegation to Sri Lanka


April 15th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party DMK Sunday decided to pull out of the all-party delegation of Members of Parliament to Sri Lanka, saying the visit will ... Read more...

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AIADMK out of MPs team to Sri Lanka


April 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday withdrew her AIADMK MP from an all-party delegation set to visit Sri Lanka April 16-21.The team led by BJP's ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan economy registers record growth


April 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan economy recorded its highest post-independence growth of 8.3 percent last year beating the previous record of 8 percent in 2010, the Central Bank ... Read more...

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LTTE is not being trained in Tamil Nadu


April 2nd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police Monday denied as "totally baseless" a Sri Lankan media report that some 150 Tamil Tigers were being trained in the Indian state.Director ... Read more...

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India justifies vote against Sri Lanka


March 24th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Even as Sri Lanka blew hot and cold, India Saturday justified its vote against Colombo in Geneva over allegations of human rights abuses in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka warns India of Geneva repercussions (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday warned India of possible repercussions over Kashmir after it voted for a US resolution in Geneva on rights abuses during its war on ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka blows hot and cold against India


March 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka is blowing hot and cold against India following the passage of a resolution in Geneva that raised questions over rights violations during the war ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister warns rights activists


March 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan Minister Mervyn Silva has threatened to "break the bones" of three rights activists who campaigned for a US resolution at Geneva that was deemed ... Read more...

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Will India’s vote drive Sri Lanka closer to China?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India has made it clear to Sri Lanka that its vote on the US-backed resolution was aimed at speeding up the reconciliation process in the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan dailies go to town over India’s UN vote


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council grabbed the headlines here Friday.India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to ... Read more...

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Tamil Eelam is my unrealised dream: Karunanidhi


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK president M.Karunanidhi Thursday termed a Tamil Eelam his unrealised dream and he will fight for its realisation, while citing rivalry between the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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India votes against Sri Lanka, tries to pacify Colombo (Second Intro Roundup)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly underlined ... Read more...

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India votes against Sri Lanka, then mollifies Colombo (Intro Roundup)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to probe rights abuses in the war on the Tamil Tigers, but quickly emphasized ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vote in line with our stand: PM


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said India's support to the US resolution at the UN against alleged Sri Lankan war crimes was in line ... Read more...

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