TAMIL REFUGEES

  • Clarify status of facilities for higher education of child of Sri Lanka refugees born in India: HC September 9, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court in an interim order on Tuesday directed the Director of Medical Education, to clarify the status of facilities to be provided for higher education for a child of Sri Lanka's Tamil refugees, born in India. The first bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M...
  • TN: 2 persons held with 71 fake Indian passports May 2, 2013

    Rameswaram: Two persons who were planning to send several Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to Germany using fake Indian passports were on Wednesday arrested and 71 counterfeit passports seized from them at Naripaiyur in Ramanathapuram district, police said. Cash to the tune of Rs 11.5 lakh was also seized from the duo...
  • DMK wants safe passage for all displaced SL Tamils November 2, 2009

    Chennai: DMK wanted all internally displaced persons, now accommodated in camps in Sri Lanka, should be returned to their respective places at the earliest and favoured a political solution to the ethnic strife in the island, DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi said on Monday. Kanimozhi, daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister...
  • 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 postwar reconstruction and retain influence. Home Minister P Chidambaram said India was willing to provide the aid package to Sri...
  • AIADMK sees red in DMK MPs' visit to Lanka October 16, 2009

    Chennai: Jayalalithaas AIADMK is seeing red in the visit of DMK MPs to Sri Lanka to survey the condition of Tamils in relief camps. Jayalalithaa has called it a guided tour even as the DMK denies it. AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa said, "It remains to seen whether it was...
  • Protect Tamils: UN Chief to Lanka | How LTTE failed Tamils May 20, 2009

    UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon says he is relieved the war appears over in Sri Lanka. But he wants the government to address the "concerns and aspirations" of its minority Tamil population. Ban told a news conference on Tuesday that "we urgently need to treat the wounds of a war that...
  • Refugees say Prabhakaran brought neverending 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. ...
  • Tiger's prey: video shows LTTE shooting civilians April 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The UN calls the situation for some 50,000 civilians trapped in Sri Lanka's war zone "very dire. The warning and the tragedy of the civilians have now been revealed in a video, which shows Tamil rebels allegedly firing at hundreds of refugees inside the nowar zone. The video, prepared...
  • Refugee tragedy grows in Lanka; UN cries out for help April 23, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lanka and the UN on Thursday made frantic appeals for assistance as the exodus of Tamil civilians from the war zone escalated into a grave humanitarian crisis even as the government claimed that the Tamil rebels were about to be crushed, ending one of the world's longest running...
  • Sri Lanka gives LTTE 24 hrs to surrender April 20, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday gave the Tamil rebels 24 hours to surrender after thousands of civilians fled the war zone when troops breached an earthen fortification blocking their exit route, the military said. President Mahinda Rajapaksa told reporters that there were about 35,000 people waiting to leave the militarycontrolled area....
  • LTTE shoots at civilians fleeing war zone, kills 19 February 10, 2009

    Colombo: At least 19 civilians were killed and 75 wounded when Tamil rebels fired at hundreds of civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone, the defence ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry accused the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of carrying out this "cowardly attack at the civilians seeking refuge with...