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  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 27, 2013

    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution asking the Centre to stop treating Sri Lanka as a friendly country. ...
  • News 360: TN Assembly passes resolution demanding referendum on Eelam March 27, 2013

    With emotions running high in Tamil Nadu over the Sri Lanka issue, the state Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution asking the Centre to stop treating Sri Lanka as a friendly country. It also calls for a referendum on a separate Eelam among Tamils in Sri Lanka and Lankan Tamils...
  • TN adopts resolution against SL, Jaya accuses Karuna of 'duplicity' March 27, 2013

    Jayalalithaa pointed out that an IPL team owned by Karunanidhi's grandnephew has 2 Sri Lankan players, including the captain. ...
  • Jaya cant protect Lankans, says TKS Elangovan March 27, 2013

    DMK Leader TKS Elangovan said, "this government cannot give proper protection, Jaya says the players should not play. She wants to involve DMK in everything. It shows she's not interested in Tamils of the island." ...
  • Should Lankan players be made hostage to politics? March 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying no Sri Lankan player should play the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in her state. Earlier in February, Jayalalithaa had cancelled the Asian Athletics meet saying Sri Lankan players would not be allowed in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • News 360: Sri Lankan players can't play IPL matches in TN, says Jaya March 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister demanding that no Sri Lankan player should play the IPL matches in her state. ...
  • Sri Lankan players will not play in Chennai venue: Rajiv Shukla March 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister demanding that no Sri Lankan player should play the IPL matches in her state. ...
  • Sports and politics should not be mixed: SL Envoy March 26, 2013

    Sri Lanka's High Commission to India Prasad Kariyawasam says, "We have nothing to do with IPL. Our concern is security of cricketers. That should be taken care of." ...
  • World View: Has India alienated Sri Lanka? March 22, 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. ...
  • Has India betrayed Tamils at the UN Human Rights Council? March 20, 2013

    It is perhaps the first time that a resolution pushed by one country, the US, against another country, Sri Lanka, has destabilised the government in a third country. Away from the political heat for the UPA government, is the anger on the streets of Tamil Nadu, against the treatment of...
  • News 360: Centre pushes for a resolution on Sri Lanka in Lok Sabha March 20, 2013

    The Centre is working on amendments to the US resolution on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and is also pushing for a resolution to be passed by the Lok Sabha. The all-party meeting called by Speaker Meira Kumar, however, failed to reach any consensus. ...
  • Protests against Sri Lanka have taken form of terrorism: Envoy March 20, 2013

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasada Kariyawasam spoke to CNN-IBN and slammed the US-sponsored resolution against the island country by calling it "unnecessary". He added that the protesters demonstrating against Sri Lanka are all "uninformed" and their agitations have taken form of "terrorism". ...
  • 'Last-minute changes to UN resolution on Sri Lanka unlikely' March 20, 2013

    UN envoy Dilip Sinha is in Parliament to meet PMO officials. He is briefing the government on amendments to the UNHRC resolution. ...
  • FTN: Lankan crisis: Does DMK matter more than diplomacy? March 19, 2013

    The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the second biggest constituent of the ruling government, severed ties with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on Tuesday, but the move posed no immediate threat to the minority government, which said it is "stable and will continue to stay in power". The M Karunanidhi-led DMK,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • UPA under siege: Is DMK pullout from govt mere political posturing? March 19, 2013

    The DMK caught the UPA on the wrong foot on Tuesday as it announced a pullout from the alliance over the Sri Lanka war crimes issue. ...
  • SL row: Don't want to topple UPA govt, says DMK MP March 19, 2013

    The DMK on Tuesday pulled out from the UPA government over the Sri Lankan war crimes issue. It said its ministers will resign soon. ...
  • Will continue to support the government: SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav March 19, 2013

    SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that the DMK has still not withdrawn support from the UPA as they haven't notified the President. ...
  • Will reconsider if Parliament passes resolution ahead of UN vote: Karuna March 19, 2013

    After DMK's decision to withdraw support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government, the UPA Government is now reduced to minority. ...
  • DMK withdrawal from the UPA a drama: Subramanian Swamy March 19, 2013

    Subramanian Swamy said if the DMK is serious, they should write to the President that they are withdrawing support. ...
  • Is the DMK holding India's foreign policy hostage? March 19, 2013

    The DMK has demanded that the UPA government should take a very strong stand on the alleged war crimes resolution against Sri Lanka and threatened to pull out its ministers from the Union Cabinet if India did not vote in favour of the US-sponsored resolution. ...
  • News 360: DMK may pull out of UPA after talks on SL issue fail, say sources March 18, 2013

    The talks between Congress leaders and DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday evening on the Sri Lankan issue failed to achieve a breakthrough. ...
  • Resolution against Sri Lanka 'unnecessary', says country's envoy March 18, 2013

    Sri Lankan envoy to India Prasada Kariyawasam called resolution against the island country unnecessary and said it will create ill-will among certain communities. He also said that those protesting against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu are taking the form of terrorism. ...
  • Will India take a stand against Sri Lanka's sovereign rights over Tamils issue? March 17, 2013

    After DMK Chief Karunanidhi once again threatened to pull out of the UPA government over the Sri lankan Tamils issue, the Centre tried to assure him saying no decision will be taken before consulting him. However, everything points to India not taking a stand against Sri Lanka's sovereign rights. ...
  • SL war crimes: We'll keep demanding an international inquiry, says D Raja March 17, 2013

    CPI(M) MP D Raja said his party will keep pressing for their demand to order an international inquiry into the Sri Lanka war crimes. ...
  • DMK urges govt to push for amendments in UN resolution on Sri Lanka March 16, 2013

    With emotions running high in Tamil Nadu over the issue of war crimes committed against Tamils in Sri Lanka, the UPA government is under tremendous pressure from its ally, the DMK. The DMK has said that unless the UPA supports the amended resolution by the US in the United Nations,...
  • Govt will protect interest of Tamils in Sri Lanka: Narayanasamy March 16, 2013

    Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy, while commenting on human rights violations against Tamils in Sri Lanka, said "The resolution on Sri Lanka is coming up in the UN Human Rights Commission and the draft of the resolution has been circulated after which, a final decision will be taken....
  • Political reconciliation in SL the only way: PM March 8, 2013

    The question of which way will India vote on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka has become more complex after the US circulated its draft, a copy of which is with CNN-IBN. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that political reconciliation in Sri Lanka is the only way out. ...
  • No gap between India, Sri Lanka, ties are robust: Lankan envoy March 6, 2013

    Amid indications that India will vote against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva, Lankan envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has told CNN-IBN that it won't set back ties between the two countries. ...