LTTE

  • Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE 1 week ago

    Colombo: Tamil National Alliance has no allegiance to the LTTE as it is not in favour of terrorism, a senior leader of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said, rebutting allegations in this regard. "We do not have any allegiance to the LTTE nor are we committed to their ideology. We...
  • Hope to be heard during inquiry on alleged war crimes: Former Sri Lankan Army Chief Gen Fonseka March 19, 2015

    Former Sri Lankan Army chief General Sarath Fonseka who demolished the LTTE said that he hopes to be heard when the inquiry on alleged war crimes happens otherwise it will be a one sided inquiry. He added that the commander cannot be punished for the crimes of individuals. ...
  • PM Modi visit to Tamil dominated Jaffna brings a new hope March 14, 2015

    Making a historic visit to a region once ravaged by strife, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for equitable development and respect for all citizens in Sri Lanka, seen as an oblique reference to Tamils who had suffered during the war between the LTTE and forces. ...
  • Indian PM visits Sri Lanka after 30 years, marks new beginning March 13, 2015

    Noting that security of India and Sri Lanka was "indivisible", Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly pitched for enhanced cooperation in key areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism. ...
  • PM Modi to visit Lanka in March, could go to Jaffna in Sri Lanka February 20, 2015

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Sri Lanka next month, the first bilateral visit to the country by an Indian premier in over 25 years, and is likely to go to Tamil-dominated Jaffna amid signs of growing amity between the two neighbours. "Prime Minister Modi will arrive on...
  • LTTE leader wanted in Rajiv's killing barred from going abroad February 5, 2015

    Colombo: A top LTTE leader, who is wanted in India in connection with the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, was barred from leaving Sri Lanka by a court on Thursday. Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, who took over the leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) following the...
  • Police raids former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's country home in Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    Colombo: Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank. "They raided our house in Tangalle yesterday looking for a Lamborghini car," said Namal Rajapaksa, the former president's...
  • Rajapaksa faces toughest challenge as Lanka goes to polls on Thursday January 7, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will go to the polls on Thursday to elect a new President in the most closely fought presidential race in the country for decades as incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks a record third term amid a flurry of defections and criticism over his authoritarian rule. 69-year-old Rajapaksa's decision...
  • Tamil groups protest outside Salman Khan's Mumbai house over Mahinda Rajapaksa support January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Tamil parties protested outside Bollywood star Salman Khan's residence in Mumbai on Sunday criticising the actor for campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Groups of protestors gathered outside the actor's residence and shouted slogans against the Bollywood star. With the police intervening, 10-15 people have been taken into...
  • Sri Lanka welcomes EU decision to appeal against LTTE delisting December 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka welcomed the EU decision to appeal against the LTTE's delisting as a terrorist entity by a European court. "The action taken by the Council of the European Union (EU) demonstrates commitment for the fight against terrorism at a time when this threat is increasingly posing a significant...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vaiko celebrates LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary November 26, 2014

    Chennai: NDA ally, MDMK chief Vaiko and pro-Tamil outfits on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. While Vaiko celebrated the birth anniversary of Prabhakaran at a village in Tirupur District, Nam Tamilar Katchi chief and film director Seeman cut a cake. ...
  • Subramanian Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth anniversary celebration in Tamil Nadu November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. "These celebrations are...
  • Vaiko calls for a massive celebration of LTTE chief’s birthday November 19, 2014

    Chennai: The NDA ally and the MDMK Chief Vaiko in a statement called for a massive celebration in Tamil Nadu on the occasion of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birthday. Vaiko wants the people of Tamil Nadu to hold prayer meetings, offer prayers, burst crackers and distribute sweets. LTTE is...
  • Indian Peace Keeping Force raped Tamil women during LTTE war: Lankan minister November 5, 2014

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan minister on Tuesday accused the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) of raping Tamil women during the LTTE war. The 48-year-old Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna, who was a former LTTE leader and now a deputy minister in the Mahinda Rajpaksa government, told parliament that the IPKF who...
  • Sri Lanka to counter allegations at UN rights sessions September 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka, which has vowed not to cooperate with an international probe into its alleged rights abuses during the final phase of its military campaign against LTTE, will counter the charges at a UNHRC session beginning on Monday in Geneva. The External Affairs Ministry sources said that Sri Lankan Ambassador...
  • Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajpaksa heads to Bolivia for G77 summit June 12, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on headed towards Bolivia to attend a G77 summit, at a time when the parliament is set to discuss the impending international probe on alleged human rights violations during the last phase of the conflict with the LTTE. The G77 meeting is to be held...
  • SL President may also bring Northern Province CM for Modi oathtaking May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a backlash from the Tamil Nadu political class over the invite sent out to Sri Lanka for PMelect Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony, the Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday tweeted that he was also bringing along Wigneswaran, the newlyelected Chief Minister of Northern Province, also known as...
  • Subramanian Swamy bats for IndiaLanka cooperation to counter terrorism May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday called for close cooperation between India and Sri Lanka to counter terrorist activities in the Indian subcontinent. "India must enter into constructive dialogue with Sri Lanka and on counterterror strategy in the subcontinent particularly in view of the fact that many Pakistani...
  • Sri Lanka hires Pakistani lawyer for UN rights probe May 19, 2014

    Colombo: Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said in Colombo on Monday. Aitzaz Ahsan, a 70yearold Pakistani legal expert, was in Colombo last week for...
  • Government extends LTTE ban by five years; terms it threat to India May 15, 2014

    The 23yearold ban imposed on terror group LTTE has been extended by five years by the Government which said the outfit is a threat to India's sovereignty and integrity. The Home Ministry said the LTTE, even after its military defeat in May 2009 in Sri Lanka, has not abandoned the concept...
  • Sri Lanka arrests LTTE members for allegedly reviving terror activities April 10, 2014

    Over 60 LTTE cadres, including 10 women, have been arrested for trying to revive the banned terror group in Sri Lanka, police said on Thursday. "We arrested 65 of them over the last month. Five of them later came to be released due to lack of evidence," police spokesman and Superintendent...
  • Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe in war crime allegations April 8, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country's civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body. "We will not submit ourselves to this process," External Affairs Minister G L...
  • India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC March 27, 2014

    Geneva: India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. A tweet from the Ministry of External Affairs...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko promises lifting ban on LTTE March 22, 2014

    Chennai: The MDMK led by pro-LTTE leader Vaiko has released its manifesto. Vaiko has joined the DMDK-BJP led alliance in Tamil Nadu. The manifesto promises lifting of the ban on terrorist organisation LTTE and making Tamil one of the official languages in India. Main points of the manifesto: Increased autonomy to states:...
  • Reconsider decision to release convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case: V Narayanasamy February 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy on Sunday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to reconsider her government's decision to release three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Speaking to reporters at Puducherry, he said the trio had assassinated the Prime Minister and a leader...
  • Why Jayalalithaa's stand on LTTE changed, asks Anand Sharma February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court on Thursday restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing the three Rajiv Gandhi assassins, Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan, Union Minister and Congress leader Anand Sharma said that terrorism and assassinations cannot be politically legitimised. "Jayalalithaa has to explain that earlier she was opposed to...
  • TN's decision to free Rajiv killers not legally tenable: PM February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination an attack on the soul of India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all the seven killers shouldn't be proceeded with as it is not legally tenable. Singh made the points in statement even...
  • Tamil Nadu: 13 acquitted of charges of aiding LTTE in 2009 February 7, 2014

    Chennai: A Sessions Court has acquitted three Sri Lankan Tamils and ten others of charges of hoarding communication gadgets and medicines with the aim of supplying them to the LTTE in 2009. Judge S Senthil Kumaresan observed that the QBranch CID police, who investigated the case, had failed to prove the...
  • Sri Lanka deports arrested Indian journalist December 29, 2013

    Colombo: An Indian journalist, arrested in Sri Lanka while filming military installations in a former LTTE stronghold without media credentials, was deported on Sunday. Thamil Prabakaran, a 24yearold Tamil Nadu resident, was deported this evening, police spokesman Ajith Rohana said. "He was sent back on the Chennai flight which left...
  • SL: Indian journalist arrested for clicking photos of sensitive places December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A freelance journalist Prabhakaran has been arrested for clicking pictures of sensitive installations on a tourist visa in Sri Lanka. The journalist is being questioned in Colombo. The Indian High Commission has been informed of the developments in the case. Junior Vikatan, the magazine for which he contributes said...