Eelam

  • CHOGM to begin amid allegations of rights violations by Sri Lanka 14-11-2013 06:46 PM

    The absence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterparts from Canada and Mauritius has cast a shadow over the three-day CHOGM summit that begins on Friday amid allegations of human rights violations against the Tamils in Sri Lanka's war against the LTTE. Unfazed by repeated references to the "war...
  • 3,000 Sri Lankan workers return after Saudi amnesty 18-07-2013 01:34 AM

    Colombo: Over 3,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers having expired visas returned home under a special amnesty granted by the Saudi Arabian government, an official statement here said on Wednesday. These workers were the first to return, and more are expected to come back later, reported Xinhua citing Sri Lanka Bureau...
  • India does not want Lanka to become 'another Pakistan':Minister 24-06-2013 05:16 AM

    Coimbatore: Defending the UPA government's stand on allowing training of Sri Lankan defence personnel in the country, Union Minister E M Sudarshan Nathchiyappan on Sunday said India co-operated with the neighbouring country as it did not want Lanka to become "another Pakistan". "If India refused the request of Sri Lanka,...
  • No move to block trade with south India: Sri Lanka 05-04-2013 03:54 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has rejected moves to block trade with Tamil Nadu and has insisted that economic relations should not be disrupted despite political tensions, an official said on Thursday. "There were reports regarding a protest by a port employees' organization which said their members will refrain from handling or...
  • Lankan civil war: Ban acknowledges failure of UN system 16-11-2012 12:20 AM

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon acknowledged the failure of the UN system in meeting its responsibilities to respond to the human rights violations in Sri Lanka's bloody civil war after a panel set up by him criticised the world body for its "grave failure" in handling the situation during...
  • Sri Lankan war was grave failure for UN: internal review panel 15-11-2012 03:20 AM

    United Nations: The United Nations failed to call proper attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankan civilians during the bloody final stage of the government's war against Tamil Tiger rebels, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon responded to the report...
  • Eelam Tamils issue: Karunanidhi seeks UN referendum 12-11-2012 10:31 AM

    Chennai: Key UPA constituent DMK on Sunday night said India should press United Nations to undertake a "referendum" on the Eelam Tamils issue. "India should press United Nations to undertake a public vote on the Eelam Tamils issue. DMK will be supportive to the Centre if it takes a stand...
  • Filmmaker Seeman campaigns against Cong in TN 01-04-2011 01:26 PM

    Karaikudi: Nam Tamizhar Iyakkam leader and film director Seeman on Thursday held Congress responsible for the death of large number of civilian Tamils in Sri Lanka in the Eelam war. Those displaced by the war were living in open ground without proper food and clothes, he claimed in Karaikudi. Congress...
  • VCK not to dilute stand on Tamil Eelam 23-03-2011 04:47 PM

    Chennai: Dalit-based Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), a constituent of the DMK-led alliance, on Wednesday said the combine was only a "poll-time arrangement" and the party would not "dilute" its stand on the demand for separate statehood for Sri Lankan Tamils. "This is a poll-time arrangement. There is no change in...