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Radha Vinod Raju: a rare security expert, fine professional (Tribute)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
He was a devout Hindu who always kept a Bhagawat Gita by his side. He was secular to the core. He was a thorough professional, never showed bias, treated everyone fairly, ... 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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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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Indian MP refused entry into Sri Lanka


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Thol. Thirumavalavan, a member of the Indian parliament and leader of the VCK party, was denied entry into Sri Lanka by the island-nation's immigration officials Tuesday and was ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka refuses entry to Indian politicians


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka has denied access to three Indian politicians who arrived here to take part in the funeral of the slain Tamil Tigers chief's mother.The unnamed politicians landed ... 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 Tamil rebel network still active: Sri Lanka


June 21st, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 21 (DPA) Sri Lanka's defence secretary warned Monday that an international Tamil rebel network was still active a year after the separatists were defeated militarily. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who is also President ... Read more...

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Eelam dreams only hurting Tamils: Sri Lankan minister (Interview)


June 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil minister who accompanied President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India says the Tamil diaspora's refusal to give up the Tamil ... Read more...

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LTTE remains a threat, says India


May 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India extended its ban on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers because the group continues to pose a threat to New Delhi and is now blaming Indian leaders for ... 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 Nadu recommends entry to Prabhakaran’s mother


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has urged the central government to let the 79-year-old mother of the late Tamil Tigers chief to visit India for medical treatment in the ... Read more...

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Malaysia admits deporting LTTE members


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 23 (IANS) Malaysia "held and quickly deported" several key Tamil Tiger guerrillas in August 2009 and in March this year, it was announced Friday. Federal Special Operation Force director Fuzi ... Read more...

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DMK takes on UPA over Prabhakaran’s mother (Second Lead)


April 19th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The DMK Monday criticised the central government for keeping the Tamil Nadu government in the dark when slain Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran's mother was deported ... Read more...

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Oz Supreme Court frees three LTTE supporters


March 31st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 31 (ANI): An Australian Supreme Court has allowed three Australian-based backers of the Tamil Tigers to walk free after they admitted supporting the LTTE monetarily.Tamil community newspaper editor Sivarajah Yathavan, ... Read more...

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A valuable insight into Sri Lanka’s peace process (IANS Book Review)


February 23rd, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy The book, "A Powderkeg in Paradise", is not a historical account of the Tamil separatist campaign that bled Sri Lanka for a quarter century before the military finally ... Read more...

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India has confirmation of Prabhakaran’s death: Chidambaram


February 1st, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India has got official confirmation that Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, wanted for the 1991 killing of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, is dead, Home Minister ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran’s father to be cremated Sunday


January 9th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The father of slain Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran will be cremated at his hometown in northern Sri Lanka Sunday, a Tamil politician said Saturday. M.K. Shivaji Lingam, ... 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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Tamil Nadu MPs return from Sri Lankan Tamil camps


October 14th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) A 10-member team of Tamil Nadu MPs from the DMK, Congress and VCK returned here Wednesday after a five-day tour of Sri Lanka during which they visited Tamil ... Read more...

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Gandhi wanted extension for panel probing Rajiv murder


August 27th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's desire to get to the truth has led to yet another extension for a panel probing the possible "larger conspiracy" behind former ... Read more...

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‘Cyanide’ director Ramesh to make film on Prabhakaran


August 21st, 2009 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
By R.G. Vijayasarathy Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Kannada director A.M.R. Ramesh, who has already directed an award-winning movie about LTTE suicide bombers, plans to direct a bilingual film on former Tiger supremo Velupillai ... Read more...

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New LTTE chief arrested in Thailand


August 7th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IBNS
Bangkok, Aug 7 (IBNS) The new Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief and an alleged arms smuggler, Selvarasa Pathmanathan, has been arrested here, the police said Friday.“Pathmanathan was arrested early Friday ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confirms arrest of new Tamil Tigers leader (Lead)


August 7th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 7 (IANS) Selvarasa Pathmanathan, who was appointed the leader of the Tamil Tigers following the killing of LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran, has been arrested, the Sri Lankan defence ministry confirmed ... Read more...

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India awaits formal confirmation of Prabhakaran’s death


July 8th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India Wednesday said it is still waiting for a formal response from Sri Lanka confirming the death of Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and promised continued ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran was tortured before being killed, says report


June 10th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was tortured by the Sri Lankan military before being killed, a leading human rights body said in a report released Wednesday. The University ... Read more...

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UN Security Council to discuss Sri Lanka situation


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 3 (DPA) The UN Security Council plans to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week to discuss the situation in Sri Lanka for the first time since ... Read more...

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Europe gets it wrong on Sri Lanka: N. Ram


June 2nd, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) An Indian newspaper editor has faulted European countries for their reaction to the Sri Lankan army's defeat of Tamil Tiger guerrillas, saying they have been wrong to equate ... Read more...

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Six trains cancelled due to Maoist strike in Jharkhand


June 1st, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 1 (IANS) At least six trains were cancelled in Jharkhand Monday after the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) called a strike to protest against the killings of their leader ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 Tamil civilians killed in final Lanka offensive against LTTE


May 29th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 29 (ANI): Over 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most of them victims of indiscriminate government troop shelling, an investigation by ... Read more...

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Birth marks, scars helped to identify Prabhakaran’s body


May 27th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 27 (ANI): Slain LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran's body was identified by his two former aides with the help of certain scars and birth marks.The Tiger supremo's body was identified by ... Read more...

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Narayanan briefs Karunanidhi on Sri Lanka visit


May 24th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and briefed him on the situation in Sri Lanka and his talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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UN chief urge humanitarian access to displaced refugees in Sri Lanka


May 23rd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 23 (ANI): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here to press Sri Lanka Government for unrestricted access to the estimated 250,000 refugees displaced by the army's conflict with the Tamil ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka calls Pakistan ‘true friend’


May 21st, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka has described Pakistan "as a true friend" after Islamabad congratulated Colombo following the decimation of the Tamil Tigers. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hussein A. Bhaila made ... Read more...

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Address Tamil grievances, Jayalalitha tells Sri Lanka


May 21st, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) In her first comment after the decimation of the Tamil Tigers, AIADMK leader J. Jayalalitha Thursday asked Sri Lanka to address "all the genuine grievances" of the Tamil ... Read more...

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