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Address accountability, US tells Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Sri Lanka Thursday to take steps to address "accountability" vis-a-vis the human rights abuses in the war against the ... Read more...

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


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:58 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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Prevent attacks on Tamils, Karunanidhi tells PM


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to prevent possible attacks on Tamils in Sri Lanka after a UN body voted to ... Read more...

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India votes for US resolution on Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 22 (IANS) India and 23 other countries voted in favour of a US resolution here Thursday urging Sri Lanka to probe alleged human rights abuses during the final ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi berates Krishna over Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday accused External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna of not understanding a situation properly before speaking on the subject."Though Krishna is a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka metro to link airport, Colombo (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 21 (IANS) A private company Wednesday said it has kicked off Sri Lanka's first metro rail project that will link the country's only international airport and capital Colombo.The ... 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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Sri Lankans protest against Geneva resolution


March 20th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Some 2,000 Sri Lankans marched to the British High Commission here Tuesday to condemn Western countries for a resolution that accuses Colombo of committing "war crimes".The ... 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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Human Rights Watch hails India


March 19th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Monday hailed India's decision to vote against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva over a "war crimes" ... 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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‘Misquoted’ Sri Lankan envoy apologises to Indian MPs (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government Thursday summoned Sri Lanka's envoy to India for a meeting during which he apologized to Indian MPs for his comments that sought to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka envoy apologises to Indian MPs


March 15th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's envoy to India Thursday apologised to Indian MPs for his comments that sought to link those questioning Colombo's human rights record with the ... Read more...

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Don’t link critics to LTTE, Sri Lanka told


March 15th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that it was wrong on the part of the Sri Lankan government to link those questioning the country's human rights ... Read more...

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AIADMK unhappy with PM over Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Expressing her unhappiness with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged the government to back a resolution in Geneva on ... Read more...

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Yechuri wants ‘justice’ for Tamils


March 13th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said Tuesday that Tamils in Sri Lanka deserved "justice"."India must exercise its influence... Justice should be given to the Tamil population ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over Sri Lanka `war crimes’ (Second Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Tuesday afternoon amid uproar over India's stand on war crimes allegations during the closing stages of ... Read more...

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Probe Sri Lanka killings, CPI-M says


March 13th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday called for "a credible investigation" into widespread allegations of extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka."The Indian government should take ... 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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No progress on justice in Sri Lanka: Human Rights Watch


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has failed to advance justice and accountability for victims of the country's 25-year-old armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said Monday.While Sri ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch slams Sri Lanka report


December 18th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) A Sri Lankan government report disregards the "worst abuses" by government forces towards the end of the war that killed the Tamil Tigers in 2009, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka woos Chinese tourists


November 28th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka has opened a page on Chinese social networking site - www.renren.com - to attract more Chinese tourists to the country, an official said Monday.In ... Read more...

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A Sri Lankan Tamil who could have made a difference (Comment)


November 19th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
If the Tamil Tigers had not assassinated him, K. Pathmanabha would have turned 60 Saturday. A Sri Lankan Tamil who embraced militancy in the 1970s, Nabha - as he was known ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka at ‘critical point’ post-LTTE, says politician (Interview)


November 15th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Nov 15 (IANS) A prominent Sri Lankan politician who played a key role in the peace process says his country stands at "a critical point" when decision makers need ... Read more...

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India, LTTE met ’secretly’ before Sri Lanka truce: Eric Solheim


November 13th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Nov 13 (IANS) Indian officials met in "secret" with the LTTE ahead of Sri Lanka's 2002 truce although New Delhi considered the Tamil Tigers a terrorist group, Norwegian ... Read more...

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Lt. Gen. S.K. Singh is new army vice chief


November 1st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh, the Indian Army's second senior-most officer, Tuesday took over as the new vice chief, heralding a generational change in the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan refugees return from India


October 12th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) A group of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees returned from India by boat Wednesday, becoming the first case of repatriation to the island nation by sea, the ... Read more...

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Mathai to visit Sri Lanka


October 5th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai goes Saturday to Colombo to convey India's pledge to help Sri Lanka rebuild its war-ravaged region and rehabilitate those displaced ... Read more...

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LTTE front groups run weekend schools in Holland: Report


October 4th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 4 (IANS) Front organisations of the vanquished Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) run some 20 schools on Saturdays in the Netherlands, Dutch media reported Tuesday.The revelations were ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has released 1,800 rehabilitated former Tamil tiger rebels, Xinhua reported.The former Tamil rebels, who underwent various vocational training at seven military-run ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to formulate political solution: Tamil party


September 18th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has agreed to formulate a political solution to the ethnic issue very soon, a key minority Tamil political party said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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India welcomes Colombo’s decision to lift emergency, backs probe


August 26th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Welcoming Colombo's decision to withdraw the emergency from the island nation, India Friday said it would want Sri Lanka to investigate human rights violations in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka invites Jaya, Swaraj to visit Colombo in September


August 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka has invited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and an Indian parliamentary delegation to visit the country, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said ... Read more...

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Indian MPs slam Sri Lanka for ‘war crimes’ (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian opposition Thursday accused Sri Lanka of ill treating Tamils even after crushing the Tamil Tigers, while a Communist leader also flayed New Delhi ... Read more...

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Indian government betrayed Sri Lankan Tamils: Raja


August 25th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Communist leader D. Raja Thursday accused the Indian government of betraying the Sri Lankan Tamils at a crucial time by not raising their mass killings ... Read more...

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