Sri Lankan Tamil Issue

  • DMK has struggled for SL Tamil cause since early days: Karuna December 15, 2013

    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 dismissal...
  • Congress decides to support DMK in the RS polls from TN June 26, 2013

    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 incharge for Tamil Nadu Mukul Wasnik had informed...
  • Congress leader foresees partyled third front in TN May 20, 2013

    Pudukottai: With the breakup 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 April 8, 2013

    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...
  • Vaiko seeks fresh Assembly resolution on Tamils issue March 23, 2013

    Chennai: MDMK chief Vaiko on Saturday requested Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to adopt a resolution in the state Assembly on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, similar to the one adopted two years ago. The 2011 resolution called for economic sanctions to be imposed on Sri Lanka till Tamils in the...
  • President accepts resignation of DMK ministers March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday accepted the resignation of five Ministers belonging to DMK, which withdrew support to the UPA government on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue. "The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of the following...
  • Will support government on Sri Lankan Tamils issue: Trinamool March 20, 2013

    Kolkata: United Progressive Alliance's estranged ally Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sprang a surprise by promising to support the Centre on whatever stand it took on Sri Lankan Tamils issue at the UNHRC. "Our party supports the cause of the Tamil brothers and sisters. We are deeply concerned...
  • Sri Lankan Tamils: why has the DMK withdrawn support? March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The issue of Sri Lankan Tamils' demand for a separate homeland or the "Tamil Eelam" has always had a strong resonance in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. When in 2008-2009, the Sri Lankan Army moved for the final kill to weed out LTTE once and for all,...
  • TN: Students' protest on Lankan Tamils issue continues March 13, 2013

    Chennai: Protests by students on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue continued across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, with law students mainly in the fray. About 40 students of Dr Ambedkar Law University and Dr Ambedkar Government Law College here continued with their fast, demanding an independent probe against Colombo for alleged...