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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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Human rights body protests atrocities on Lankan Tamils


April 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Thursday protested near the Sri Lankan High Commission here against what they termed as the Sri Lankan Army's ... 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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Key report on war crimes presented in Sri Lanka


November 21st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) A key accountability report that deals with alleged war crimes during the last phase of Sri Lanka's three-decade conflict was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, ... Read more...

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Wonderful moment for contemporary Indian writing: Shanker


August 9th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 9 (IANS) Shanker Raman, a choreographer-turned-writer-turned-director, one of the winners of the Grand Open Doors for his script "The Trapper's Snare" here, feels this is the best ... 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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Clinton expresses concern for Sri Lankan Tamils


July 20th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday expressed her concern over the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils and said there needs to be an innovative solution ... Read more...

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Will engage with Sri Lanka on UN report: India


April 26th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India said Tuesday it will "engage" with Sri Lanka on a UN report that found credible allegations of war crimes both by government forces and ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan filmmaker to make Bengali film


November 17th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jaysundara is all set to make a Bengali film, in order to pay tribute to legendary directors Satyajit Ray and Rithwik Ghatak."Yes, I am ... Read more...

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Canada to curb illegal migrants before they depart for Canada


August 15th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Aug 15 (ANI): Canada is vowing to curb illegal immigration by stopping asylum seekers before they set to sail for the country, as border officials in British Columbia scramble to process ... Read more...

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Protest against Sri Lankan President in Tamil Nadu


July 9th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, July 9 (ANI): Activists of Hindu Makkal Katchi (a political outfit in Tamil Nadu) staged a protest in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city on Friday against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for ... Read more...

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UN panel on Sri Lanka civil war may be set up by next week


June 18th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, June 18 (ANI): The United Nations estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the over two-decade-old civil war in Sri Lanka, and now has said that it will appoint a panel ... Read more...

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Anil Kapoor may premiere ‘Aisha’ at IIFA


May 20th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is planning to screen his upcoming home production "Aisha", starring daughter Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol, at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamils in black mourn victims of ‘war crimes’


May 19th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 19 (IANS) In their biggest gathering in Canada after the end of the ethnic war in Sri Lanka last year, thousands of Tamils held a memorial service for war victims ... Read more...

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Canada’s new law to shut doors on bogus refugees


March 29th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) With bogus refugee claimants from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and many other countries leading to a virtual breakdown of its immigration and refugee system, Canada Sunday announced a ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan activists seek Brit MPs’ support for ‘Global Tamil Forum’


February 25th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25(ANI): Several Sri Lankan activists will hold meetings with senior British politicians, including Foreign Secretary David Miliband and his shadow counterpart William Hague, in London to promote a new campaign ... Read more...

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Food for sex rampant in Sri Lankan camps, says British medic


December 20th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Tamil women seeking shelter from the civil war in Sri Lanka were sexually abused by guards in refugee camps, a British medic has revealed. Vany Kumar, who herself was ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka strives to recover after end of civil war (Yearender)


December 11th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Anthony David Colombo, Dec 11 (DPA) Months after ending a 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka that claimed over 100,000 lives, fresh hopes have been raised about building ethnic unity, although scars ... Read more...

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Thousands leave refugee camps in Sri Lanka


December 1st, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 1 (DPA) Thousands of refugees from the civil war in Sri Lanka Tuesday began leaving refugee camps six months after the government opened the camps, an official overseeing the refugees ... Read more...

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Tamils protest for a separate state for Sri Lankan Tamils


November 28th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Nov 28 (ANI): The Police here on Friday arrested more than 20 Tamil activists, who were protesting for a separate state for the Tamilians displaced by the war in ... Read more...

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Indian citizenship for Tamil refugees? Jayalalitha says ‘no’


October 6th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu opposition leader J. Jayalalitha Tuesday denounced the ruling DMK's demand that Sri Lankan refugees in India should be given Indian citizenship. The former chief minister said that ... Read more...

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Give Indian citizenship to Tamil refugees: Ravi Shankar


September 28th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 28 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has backed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's call to give Indian citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India. Ravi ... Read more...

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US gives more food aid to Sri Lanka


August 10th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 10 (IANS) The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new donation of $15 million of food aid to support the early return of people displaced by war ... Read more...

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LTTE forced young Tamil children to fight in civil war


May 31st, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Tamil children in Sri Lanka as young as 11 years were forced at gunpoint to fight for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in civil war.Darchiga ... Read more...

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20,000 Tamil civilians killed in final weeks of Sri Lanka war: Report


May 29th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) More than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed, mostly in army shelling, in the final three weeks of the just-ended civil war in Sri Lanka, a British newspaper reported ... Read more...

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Indian envoys to meet Sri Lankan President


May 21st, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 21 (ANI): India's National Security Advisor M.K.Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon will meet Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday over breakfast.Their discussions will mainly focus on ... Read more...

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South African Tamils demand action against Colombo (Lead)


May 21st, 2009 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 21 (IANS) The Tamil diaspora in South Africa has sought strong international action against the Sri Lankan government for "atrocities" against the country's minority Tamil community.Mickey Chetty, president ... Read more...

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South African Tamils call for action against Colombo


May 21st, 2009 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 21 (IANS) The Tamil diaspora in South Africa has demanded for strong action against the Sri Lankan government for the atrocities made against the country's minority Tamil community. ... Read more...

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End of war in Sri Lanka welcomed amid concerns about human cost


May 20th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 20 (DPA) Celebrations to mark the end of Sri Lanka's civil war were planned on a national holiday Wednesday as the international community welcomed the end to fighting. But some ... Read more...

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Buddhist temple fire heightens Sinhala-Tamil tensions


May 17th, 2009 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 17 (IANS) The war in Sri Lanka had its echo again here Saturday when the Sinhalese blamed an early morning fire at one of their temples on the local Tamil ... Read more...

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India reviews coastal security to check LTTE


May 11th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India Monday took stock of the coastal security to prevent the Tamil Tigers from infiltrating into the country amid the war in Sri Lanka. Defence Minister A.K. Antony ... Read more...

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Tamils in London now attack Chinese embassy


May 7th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) British police made three arrests after Sri Lankan Tamil protesters attacked the Chinese embassy in central London, smashing windows. Reports said the protest action took place Wednesday when ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamils plan massive protest against Sri Lanka


May 4th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May. 4 (ANI): Demanding that Canada, US and the UN to intervene to end the Sri Lankan crisis, tens of thousands of Tamil Canadians will form a human chain on Tuesday ... Read more...

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India sends relief materials to Sri Lanka


April 30th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): With a view to help civilians displaced from their homes due to the ongoing war in Sri Lanka, India on Thursday handed over a consignment of 40,000 ... Read more...

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New Delhi feels the ripples of Lankan imbroglio


April 29th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): Human rights activists, including church leaders, on Wednesday staged a protest here against the ongoing ethnic war in Sri Lanka.The protestors appealed to both the Indian and ... Read more...

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