Jaffna

  • Don't make Commonwealth 'punitive' body, says Rajapaksa 15-11-2013 11:09 PM

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, on Friday, made a historic visit to the former war zone of Jaffna to "shine a light on the chilling events" during the last phase of the war against the LTTE, hours after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned against turning the Commonwealth into a...
  • I regret that PM could not visit Jaffna, says Khurshid 15-11-2013 09:30 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, on Friday, expressed regret that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could not visit Jaffna, a feat undertaken by his British counterpart David Cameron, who became the first head of government to visit the war-torn northern province in Sri Lanka since its independence in 1948. "Is it...
  • CHOGM meet: Sri Lanka's human rights measures under scrutiny 15-11-2013 04:30 PM

    Leaders of the Commonwealth of mostly former British colonies gathered in Colombo on Friday for a biennial summit that has brought with it intense scrutiny of Sri Lanka's human rights record four years after the civil war ended. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had hoped the November 15-17 meeting, which two heads...
  • SL not allowing us in Colombo during CHOGM: Jaffna Tamils 14-11-2013 01:19 PM

    Jaffna (Sri Lanka): Some Tamil activists are alleging that the Sri Lankan Army is preventing them from travelling to Colombo during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) scheduled to begin on Friday. They claim that the Sri Lankan government fears a demonstration by the Tamils in Colombo during the...
  • Compromise plan on the cards for PM's Sri Lanka visit for CHOGM 07-11-2013 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Uncertainty continues over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM). Sources have now told CNN-IBN that the External Affairs Ministry has proposed a compromise plan where the Prime Minister makes a short stop at Jaffna before he heads to...
  • Salman Khurshid arrives in Sri Lanka for bilateral talks, to visit Jaffna today 07-10-2013 11:23 AM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday to hold talks with the top Sri Lankan leadership on a host of issues, including that of Indian fishermen languishing in jails and devolution of powers to the provinces. The External Affairs Minister was received by Minister of Social...
  • Tamil parties sweep northern province polls in Sri Lanka 22-09-2013 08:03 AM

    Jaffana/ New Delhi: Finally, the Tamils of Northern Sri Lanka will be ruled by their own the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in semi-autonomous Northern Provincial Council. According to reports from Jaffna, the TNA has registred an impressive victory by winning 30 seats in a 38 member Provincial Council. The TNA's...
  • TNA heading for a landslide win in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated north 22-09-2013 07:56 AM

    Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, TNA,is heading for a landslide win in the historic polls in theTamil-majority Northern Province, four years after themilitary defeated the LTTE to end decades of ethnic conflict. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has convincingly trouncedthe ruling UPFA coalition, grabbing three of the five districtresults declared till...
  • Sri Lanka's Tamil dominated northern region holds historic polls 21-09-2013 12:54 PM

    Voters in Sri Lanka's Tamil majority Northern Province on Saturday began voting in the first local elections in 25 years to elect a council to govern the former war zone, four years after the military defeated LTTE. Voting at some 850 stations began on schedule amid tight security to elect...
  • United Nations rights chief visits Jaffna, faces protest 28-08-2013 01:15 AM

    Families of those who disappeared in Sri Lanka during the three-decade-long ethnic war protested on Tuesday as UN rights chief Navi Pillay visited Jaffna - the former stronghold of the rebel Tamil Tigers " on a fact-finding mission. Pillai, on a week long assessment visit of the country,was having meetings...
  • Accidental explosion kills Lankan mine worker in Jaffna 08-04-2013 05:05 PM

    Colombo: A local employee of an international de-mining outfit was killed in an accidental explosion in the north Sri Lankan town of Jaffna, police said on Monday. The victim, a resident of the district of Kilinochchi working for the UK-based HALO Trust, was clearing mines in Muhamalai in Jaffna when...
  • Mohanlal gets more offers from Bollywood town 21-10-2012 06:24 PM

    The most versatile actor of modern India, Mohanlal who mesmerised Bollywood with his performance in films like 'Company' and 'Aag' is getting more offers from Hindi industry. The actor who had been in Priyadarshan's recent Hindi flick 'Tezz' is reported to be called in for another cameo role in Priyan's...
  • SL court extends remand of Tamil fishermen 03-01-2012 08:11 AM

    Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan Court on Monday extended the remand of five fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in November last year on charges of drug smuggling, to January 16, officials in Rameswaram said. Vincent (42), Prashanth (32), Langlet (22), Emerson (36) and Augustus (33) were arrested by Sri Lankan...
  • Three suspected LTTE men nabbed in Delhi 16-01-2008 12:52 PM

    Kochi: On a high after their maiden and upset win over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala coach Geoff Lawson on Saturday sounded a warning to the opponents, saying the fledgling team can beat anyone. "It was a great challenge to beat Mumbai Indians in...
  • 17 killed in heavy fighting in Sri Lanka 23-12-2007 06:36 PM

    Dhaka: Mohammad Ashraful thought he had played his last innings in the World Cup before his part-time bowling gave him a new lease of life during Bangladesh's Group B must-win game against Ireland. Former skipper Ashraful, who was not selected for Bangladesh's opening match against India, was out for one...
  • LTTE attacks Lankan forces on sea, land 24-05-2007 03:51 PM

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  • LTTE raids Jaffna military base 24-04-2007 11:26 AM

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