Lanka Tamils

  • UN sets up war crimes probe, Sri Lanka livid June 23, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday criticised the appointment of a panel by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to investigate allegations of human rights violations during the last months of the government's war against separatist Tamil rebels. "The move is unwarranted and unacceptable to a sovereign nation like Sri Lanka," said media...
  • Lanka fights war crime slur year after victory June 18, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's president on Friday criticised foreign pressure for a probe into war crimes allegations as "sympathy towards terrorism" and said soldiers had committed no rights violations. President Mahinda Rajapaksa took aim at his critics during a military parade to mark the one-year anniversary of Sri Lanka's victory over the...
  • PM presses Rajapaksa for quick deal with Tamils June 9, 2010

    New Delhi: India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday signed seven agreements, including pacts on security and law, as Colombo reassured New Delhi that it intended to resettle displaced Tamils and to seek a political solution to the ethnic issue. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held wide-ranging talks with Sri Lanka President Mahinda...
  • Tamils urge Bachchan not to visit Sri Lanka April 26, 2010

    Hundreds of Tamils on Sunday protested outside the bungalow of actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai, shouting slogans against his decision to visit Sri Lanka as chief guest for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards function in July. "We urge him not to attend the function in Colombo as a symbol...
  • Forbes India: Time India steps in for Sri Lanka's Tamils February 9, 2010

    Somebody once said democracy is the right to choose your dictator. For the minority Tamils in Sri Lanka, the Presidential election in late January presented such a baffling dilemma. Should they vote for the man who ordered a bloody war on their homeland or for the military general who actually...
  • India steps in, offers $100 mn for Sri Lanka refugees October 18, 2009

    Chennai: India on Sunday offered Sri Lanka $100 million to help war refugees return home and rebuild the country's ravaged north, as New Delhi seeks to engage in the island nation's post-war reconstruction and retain influence. Home Minister P Chidambaram said India was willing to provide the aid package to Sri...
  • Protesters storm Lanka High Commission in Delhi October 2, 2009

    New Delhi: A group of around 10-15 pro-Tamil protesters shouting anti-Sri Lanka slogans barged into the Sri Lankan high commission in Delhi on Friday and damaged some property. Sri Lanka has expressed "shock" over the attack. Sri Lanka has taken up the issue with India's External Affairs Ministry. "We are shocked. We...
  • Throw Lanka team out of T20 WC, say Tamil protesters June 4, 2009

    London: A group of Tamil people protested the presence of Sri Lankan cricket team in the T20 World Cup in London and demanded their ouster from the tournament in the wake of alleged human rights violation by the island nation's army in its recent offensive against the LTTE. The protest took...
  • See you in court: Karunanidhi threatens to sue Vaiko June 1, 2009

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Monday threatened to sue MDMK leader Vaiko and asked him to apologise in 24 hours for claiming that he had a hand in the attack on the office of a Tamil filmmaker. Karunanidhi has sent a legal notice to Vaiko, calling upon him...
  • Inside Lanka: A battleground of despair and mystery May 31, 2009

    A long-running war has just ended. But a battle of a different kind is still on in the island nation of Sri Lanka. A battle for survival and identity for the Lankan Tamils. CNN-IBN takes you inside the battleground to explore its many despairs and mysteries. ...
  • Prabhakaran's death not confirmed: Karunanidhi May 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Tuesday refused to comment on LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s death, saying it is "not yet confirmed". "The news is not yet confirmed. I have nothing to say now on this issue," Karunanidhi told reporters after meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her...
  • DMK holds rally in support of Sri Lankan Tamils February 8, 2009

    Chennai: The DMK-headed Sri Lankan Tamils Rights Welfare Committee on Sunday took out a massive rally in support of the Sri Lankan Tamils here, calling for an immediate ceasefire in the embattled northern and eastern parts of the island nation. DMK's newly appointed Treasurer and Local Administration Minister M K Stalin...