Tamils Issue

  • DMK has struggled for SL Tamil cause since early days: Karuna 15-12-2013 08:23 AM

    Chennai: Refuting criticism that his party had done little for the Sri Lankan Tamils cause, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday said it had struggled for the ethnic minority since the early days, with even his party led governments being dismissed in the light of the issue. Referring to the...
  • Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is being resolved: SL High Commissioner 17-09-2013 06:44 PM

    Kolkata: The Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is in the process of being resolved and the country's government is trying to find a solution to alleged human rights violations involving Tamil citizens, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said Tuesday. Kariyawasam said that peace reigned in the island nation now...
  • Congress decides to support DMK in the RS polls from TN 26-06-2013 01:20 AM

    Chennai: Congress on Tuesday decided to support estranged ally DMK for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu, with its five MLAs all set to vote for DMK nominee Kanimozhi. TNCC president BS Gnanadesikan said AICC General Secretary and party's in-charge for Tamil Nadu Mukul Wasnik had informed...
  • PM conveys dismay over Sri Lanka move on 13th Amendment 19-06-2013 04:30 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday told a delegation of Sri Lanka Tamil MPs that he was "dismayed" by reports suggesting that Colombo planned to dilute certain key provisions of the 13th Amendment on devolution of powers to provinces ahead of polls to the Northern Provincial Council. The...
  • Congress leader foresees party-led third front in TN 20-05-2013 01:27 AM

    Pudukottai: With the break-up of UPA in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader and former Union minister EVKS Elangovan on Sunday said there was a possibility of his party heading a new alliance sans the two major Dravidian parties - DMK and AIADMK - for the next Lok Sabha elections. Rejecting the...
  • Chidambaram slams BJP on Sri Lankan Tamils issue 08-04-2013 12:27 AM

    Chennai: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday night slammed BJP for not supporting the UPA government's efforts to pass a resolution in Parliament on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and rejected accusations hurled at Congress that it did not "support" the cause. Addressing a public meeting in Chennai, Chidambaram...
  • Welcome resolution passed by TN Assembly on SL: Actor Sarathkumar 02-04-2013 11:22 PM

    Members of the Tamil film industry are on a one-day token fast in protest against the alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government and Army. ...
  • Eelam Tamils issue: Karunanidhi seeks UN referendum 12-11-2012 10:31 AM

    Chennai: Key UPA constituent DMK on Sunday night said India should press United Nations to undertake a "referendum" on the Eelam Tamils issue. "India should press United Nations to undertake a public vote on the Eelam Tamils issue. DMK will be supportive to the Centre if it takes a stand...
  • Jaya's comments are 'unwarranted': Karunanidhi 12-06-2011 10:50 PM

    Chennai: Hitting out at Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for slamming his party's efforts on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday said her comments were "unwarranted" and "aimed at diverting the attention of the people." Jayalalithaa had not criticised Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpaksa and the Lankan...
  • Does Jaya qualify to criticise DMK: Karuna 23-04-2011 10:42 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday questioned whether AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa was qualified to criticise DMK on the Lankan Tamils issue when the party has taken several initiatives in their interests. Writing in his party organ "Murasoli", Karunanidhi said he wondered on what basis Jayalalithaa would ask...