Sri Lanka

  • All to cheer the boys, not publicity: Poonam Pandey April 1, 2011

    Model Poonam Pandey talks to CNN-IBN about her promise to strip if India wins the World Cup. ...
  • Security beefed up in Mumbai ahead of WC final April 1, 2011

    National Security Guards men along with the Quick Response Team commandos and the state's elite Force One team will be on guard to avert any possible terror attack. ...
  • WC finals: Indians praying for win against Lanka March 31, 2011

    After India beat Pakistan in the semifinals of ICC World Cup on Wednesday, Indian cricket fans all over are keeping their fingers crossed and are praying hard for India to get the World Cup Trophy home. ...
  • Secret Kitchen: The World Cup special March 13, 2011

    Bikramjit gets you the best food from the hosting nations of the cricket World Cup 2011, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. ...
  • Fonseka begins his 30-month jail term today October 1, 2010

    The general who led the war against the LTTE was found guilty of making irregular purchases by a military court. ...
  • Lankan woman tortured, hammered with 23 nails August 27, 2010

    A 50-year-old, Sri Lankan woman was tortured by a Saudi family by hammering 23 nails into her body. ...
  • India home to 2.5 lakh Afghan refugees June 18, 2010

    India also has about two lakh Tibetans and Sri Lankans. Somewhere hidden in these numbers are stories of hope and despair of each and every refugee living in an alien country far away from their homeland. ...
  • Lanka minister's violent past out in the open June 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda's visit to India has raised some uncomfortable questions. Devananda, declared a proclaimed offender by a Chennai court in 1996, is a state guest in New Delhi as part of Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's delegation. Devananda's two decade old violent past has been brought up...
  • 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...
  • Rajapaksa, PM to discuss resettlement of Tamils June 9, 2010

    Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa is on an official visit to the country, amidst protests from Tamil groups. PM Manmohan Singh will be meeting with him, and pressing for the speedy resettlement of some 70,000 internally displaced Tamils as well as more political power to the community. ...
  • Tamil supporters protest Rajapaksa's India visit June 8, 2010

    Chennai: As Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited India pro-Tamil parties in Chennai staged protests against his visit. Rajapaksa's visit to India is his first since the Lankan army defeated the LTTE and killed Vellupillai Pirabhakaran in May 2009. The protestors allege genocide by the Sri Lankan government and do not...
  • Ritesh, Jacqueline can't stand each other March 29, 2010

    Kanika Chadda, CNN-IBN Correspondent, speaks to Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez I'm with the two hotties of the moment, Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacquie Fernandez. You just wrapped your studio session at Radio City. How was it interacting with the listeners? Ritesh Deshmukh, Actor It's always great talking to the listeners and hearing what...
  • Tamils will get a fair deal: Sri Lanka president January 28, 2010

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Rajapakse defeats Fonseka in Lanka presidential poll January 27, 2010

    Sri Lanka has decided that President Mahinda Rajapaksa is their real war hero. He defeated General Sarath Fonseka in the Presidential election.. leading by almost 60 per cent votes. ...
  • Fonseka-Rajapaksa battle decider on January 26 January 23, 2010

    Colombo: The man responsible for eliminating the LTTE and its chief are now looking to win Sri Lanka's Presidential election. On the 26th of January, Sri Lanka will witness a fight between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his former army chief Sarath Fonseka for the nation's highest office. Fonseka...
  • Watch: Three-wheeled world of Tuk Tuk racing in SL November 9, 2009

    About 47 participants travelled to Sri Lanka to take part in an event of racing the local mode of transport ususally on hire. Called 'Tuk Tuk', the vehicles turn the rally behicles for contestants who travelled 1200 km in the three-wheeled drives. 23 teams from 14 countries enjoyed the run. ...
  • SL holds 11,000 ex-LTTE men: Human Rights diplomat November 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government is under heavy criticism from the western world for war crimes. But The Sri Lankan Human rights diplomat maintains they are holding a majority of the LTTE cadres. CNN-IBN's Foreign Affairs Editor Surya Gangadharan gets you the inside story. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Tamil refugees continue to live a nightmare in SL May 27, 2009

    Vavunia: Sri Lanka may be free of Prabhakaran and the LTTE, but many Tamil refugees still continue to live the nightmare. Manik Farm in Sri Lanka's northern Vavunia district is spread over five zones the farm houses a staggering 24 camps teeming with Tamil civilians. Most are innocent victims of...
  • Watch: India should celebrate LTTE's end, says Swamy May 21, 2009

    Janata Party president Subramaniam Swamy said the end of the LTTE and its chief Prabhakaran is reason to celebrate for India. ...
  • Historic day in SL as Army declares end of war May 20, 2009

    New Delhi: In Mullaithivu, one can hear the silence of the grave, the battle cries resound no more, the guns have fallen silent and all that remained was to put at rest. There is also the speculation that Prabhakaran has got away. ...
  • Talking Point: Should Asia celebrate Prabhakaran's death? May 21, 2009

    New Delhi: LTTE chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran is dead. His body was found with bullet wounds on his head. It is the end of one of the bloodiest and longest-runing armed conflicts in Asia. Away from the warzone on the streets of Colombo, Sri Lankans celebrated the decimation of the rebel...
  • Sri Lankan Tamils: Caught in the crossfire May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: For most of the millions of Sri Lankan Tamils, there has never been a choice. A movement for autonomy and equal rights to the majority Sinhala population that began in the 1950s was soon hijacked by a group that turned it into one of the world's most violent...
  • The Other Side: The Tiger and his family May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Prabhakaran was a proud father who spared no expense to give his three children the best. He was a loving husband who took his wife, Madivadani, with him everywhere from the moment they eloped in 1984 to marry at a temple in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur. Through his years...
  • Refugees say Prabhakaran brought never-ending misery May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Prabhakaran is now dead but the thousands of Tamil refugees who have been living in camps in India for years now - or for those who have just arrived - have mixed reactions to his death. ...
  • Prabhakaran's death brings closure to the Gandhis May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: It's an uncanny coincidence. Forty-eight hours before Rajiv Gandhi's 18th death anniversary, the man who plotted his assassination met his own bloody end. On May 21 1991, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was in Sriperembidur to address an election rally. As he got off his car to climb...
  • Watch: Prabhakaran killed, Lanka triumphant May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has announced that it has killed its most wanted man, LTTE chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran, and wiped out the entire top leadership of the LTTE. It is a dramatic ending to a war that has engulfed the country for 30 years and claimed 70,000 lives...
  • Tamil Nadu electorate debates Sri Lankan Tamil issue May 13, 2009

    On CNN-IBN's show India Can, India Will viewers in Chenna join in as active participants and question Tamil Nadu politicians on the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils issue. Diverse opinions emerge but throws up bitter rivalry that has come to play between major political parties in the region. ...
  • Watch: New video shows LTTE using human shields May 6, 2009

    The video shows rebels forcing civilians to work at gun point. This video provides evidence for the international community to seek genuine information on the existing ground situation. It also shows footage of terrorists in civilian attire firing at both security forces and fleeing hostages using a pedal gun fixed...
  • LTTE still holding civilians as human shields: Lanka May 1, 2009

    The head of the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry Media Centre Lakshman Hullegalle said that the LTTE is still holding innocents as human shields to crossover to government-controlled areas. ...