Lankan Tamils

  • BIMSTEC Summit : PM to meet Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sheikh Hasina March 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold dialogue with his Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar, which could be his last official foreign visit. This comes as another vote is expected at the UN Human Rights Council this month in Geneva...
  • Welcome resolution passed by TN Assembly on SL: Actor Sarathkumar April 2, 2013

    Members of the Tamil film industry are on a oneday token fast in protest against the alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government and Army. ...
  • Marines row: Italian government has been fair, says Salman Khurshid March 29, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said, "I think the Italian government has been very sensible. It took time to be persuaded. I have no problem to say that they have done a good job." ...
  • There is no rift within DMK, says party leader Tiruchi Siva March 25, 2013

    DMK chief Karunanidhi's son MK Alagiri skipped the party's executive meeting and left for Madurai on Monday. While sources say Alagiri is upset with younger brother MK Stalin, Karunanidhi's political heir, for reportedly pushing their father to withdraw support to the UPA, party leader Tiruchi Siva played it down saying...
  • World View: Has India alienated Sri Lanka? April 9, 2013

    Hello and welcome to worldview with me Suhasini Haider, tonight India's vote on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human rights council is our top focus. Joining us Sri Lanka's envoy to India Prasad Kariyawasam, In Jaffna, Padma Rao Sunderji, joining us over skype, In Geneva, there is Peter Splinter...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 20, 2013

    A day after the DMK pulled out of the UPA, the government scrambled to bring a consensus on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue but all efforts were in vain as the all-party meeting ended in complete disagreement. ...
  • SL a sovereign nation, shouldn't interfere in its affairs: Yechury March 20, 2013

    CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said it is not right to order an independent nation's probe into the affairs of Sri Lanka. "No independent country can interfere in the affairs of another sovereign nation. Just last week we condemned Pakistan Assembly's resolution on Afzal Guru's hanging," he said. ...
  • MP: Lankan President arrives in Sanchi, Vaiko detained September 21, 2012

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday reached Sanchi where he will inaugurate a Buddhist University. ...
  • Sri Lanka has resettled 3 lakh Tamils: Foreign Minister GL Peiris September 21, 2012

    Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris revealed in an interview with CNNIBN that President Mahinda Rajapaksa was at no point in time apprehensive of his visit to India despite call for protests by certain political parties. ...
  • Is there a Western bias against Sri Lanka on UN vote? March 23, 2012

    Sri Lanka has dismissed the resolution calling it 'illtimed, illconceived and borne out of ignorance'. ...
  • Is there a Western bias against Sri Lanka on UN vote? March 23, 2012

    The UN Human Rights Council will on Thursday debate on a US resolution urging Colombo to probe alleged violations during its war with Tamil separatists. Sri Lanka has dismissed the resolution calling it 'illtimed, illconceived and borne out of ignorance'. Do you agree? Join Suhasini Haidar in World View this...
  • Sri Lanka slams war crime videos March 18, 2013

    Sri Lankan President's spokesperson Bandula Jayasekara has yet again criticised the video aired by Channel 4 documenting alleged War crimes. ...
  • Lanka assures resettlement of Tamil refugees June 9, 2010

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa took almost a year to live down his bloody campaign against the LTTE and could managed his visa to Delhi only now. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanded meaningful political and financial autonomy for the Tamils, which he said would give them a stake in...
  • Sri Lanka must solve the Tamil issue: Kanimozhi June 9, 2010

    DMK MP Kanimozhi will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as part of a delegation and discuss the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils. "Definitely. I am interested. Sri Lanka has to find a solution to it. Sri Lankan Tamils have to be given their rights to rebuild their lives in the...
  • Lankan refugees stranded off Indonesian coast January 6, 2010

    Merak (Indonesia): Tamils have been fleeing Sri Lanka after the LTTE war and seeking asylum in other countries. A few of them were hoping to reach Australia but they had another thing coming. They now find themselves stranded off the coast of Indonesia for months. ...