ETHNIC TAMILS

  • Malaysian parties up the ante to get Indian votes April 28, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Ahead of general elections in Malaysia, the 950,000strong ethnic Indian community, mostly Tamils, is being wooed by both the ruling and opposition parties with catchy Tamil songs, pamphlets and online videos. Both sides are vying for the votes of ethnic Indians, which can play a crucial role in...
  • Sri Lanka calls for Indian protection to Lankans March 18, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday asked India to provide necessary security to Lankan people and property there following continued protests especially in Tamil Nadu. Karunathilake Amunugama, Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs' Secretary said Colombo has lodged a formal request with the Indian authorities in this connection. Sri Lanka's concerns arose after...
  • Last phase of civil war killed 6,200 soldiers: SL Govt May 22, 2009

    Colombo: More than 6,200 soldiers died and nearly 30,000 have been wounded since the last phase of Sri Lanka's 25year war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) began in July 2006, Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. Gotabaya Rajapaksa gave the figures for the first time...
  • Malaysian PM denounces Hindraf rally as 'disruptive' February 17, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has condemned Saturday's rally by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), a rights group of ethnic Indians, saying it was "an attempt to raise fear in the people and disrupt the general election". He said the group did not respect the process of...