SRI LANKAN WAR CRIME

  • Sri Lanka hires Pakistani lawyer for UN rights probe May 19, 2014

    Colombo: Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said in Colombo on Monday. Aitzaz Ahsan, a 70yearold Pakistani legal expert, was in Colombo last week for...
  • AIADMK releases its manifesto, says will ensure justice in SL war crimes March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Saturday released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party in its manifesto said that it will ensure justice in Sri Lankan war crimes through the International Court of Justice and will also do work for the welfare...
  • BIMSTEC Summit : PM to meet Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sheikh Hasina March 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold dialogue with his Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar, which could be his last official foreign visit. This comes as another vote is expected at the UN Human Rights Council this month in Geneva...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to meet Sri Lankan President in Myanmar March 4, 2014

    Naypyidaw: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold dialogue with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar, which could be his last official foreign visit. This comes as another vote is expected at the UN Human Rights Council this month in...
  • Sri Lanka investigates British TV footage on rights abuse May 15, 2013

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is investigating a controversial video footage aired by a British Channel accusing the army of war crimes during the final phase of the battle with the LTTE. This was conveyed to European Parliament by Sri Lankan Ambassador to European Union PM Amza on Tuesday, a government...
  • SL war crimes: Rajinikanth joins Tamil film industry's protest April 2, 2013

    Chennai: Members of the Tamil Film industry are on a oneday token fast in Chennai, protesting against the Sri Lankan government and the Army's atrocities on the Tamils there. Superstar Rajinikanth also showed up in solidarity, along with other stars from the Tamil film industry. The industry is demanding an...
  • Italian govt has been very sensible: Khurshid on marines row March 31, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says India knows how to take pressure when it comes to its foreign policies. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Khurshid called the Italian government sensible in connection with the marines row. Below is the full text of the transcript: Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome...
  • Charges against Cong on SL issue illfounded: Narayanasamy March 30, 2013

    Chennai: Terming as "illfounded" and "motivated", charges against the Congress and the UPA Government on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday alleged students were being instigated by some persons to stage agitations on the issue. India was one of the 25 countries that voted in...
  • Marines row: Italian government has been fair, says Salman Khurshid March 29, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said, "I think the Italian government has been very sensible. It took time to be persuaded. I have no problem to say that they have done a good job." ...
  • Khurshid rejects TN resolution against Sri Lanka March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after the DMK pulled out of the Centre and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa barred Sri Lankan cricketers from playing in Chennai, the Centre has taken a tough stand on politics over Sri Lankan Tamils. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has rejected the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution...
  • Protests continue in TN against SL players in IPL March 28, 2013

    Chennai: Protests in Tamil Nadu against the participation of Sri Lankan players in the Indian Premier League have drawn sharp reactions. Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga has said that politics is ruining ties between India and Sri Lanka. He said Sri Lankan players should stay away if they're not...
  • Jaya bars SL players from Chennai matches, IPL bosses bow to pressure March 26, 2013

    Chennai: With the political temperature mounting, the latest salvo from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa left no room for negotiations. Hher message was clear, making making no effort at subtlety, the AIADMK supremo said, "In view of the popular antipathy and anger in Tamil Nadu against the actions of the...
  • Sports and politics should not be mixed: SL Envoy March 26, 2013

    Sri Lanka's High Commission to India Prasad Kariyawasam says, "We have nothing to do with IPL. Our concern is security of cricketers. That should be taken care of." ...
  • A week after quitting UPA, DMK to meet to decide next step March 25, 2013

    Chennai: Nearly a week after leaving the UPA government over the Lankan crisis, the DMK top brass will meet on Monday in Chennai to decide their next course of action. The DMK executive body is expected to plan their strategy for the next Lok Sabha elections on whether to provide...
  • CBI raid at MK Stalin's house not 'targeted': Govt March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Under attack over recent CBI raid at DMK leader MK Stalin's house in Chennai, government on Sunday said the agency's action was not "targeted" at any individual though its timing was "wrong". Union Minister V Narayanasamy said the case related to illegal import of cars...
  • Anti-Sri Lanka resolution passed, India votes against neighbour March 21, 2013

    Geneva: The US resolution against Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations has been passed at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. While 25 countries, including India, voted in favour of the resolution, 13 countries, including Pakistan, voted against it and eight countries abstained from voting. While India...
  • Live: US resolution against Sri Lanka passed at UNHRC March 21, 2013

    Geneva: 4:00 pm: The US resolution against Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations has been passed at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. While 25 countries including India voted in favour of the resolution, 13 countries voted against it and eight countries abstained from voting. 3:39 pm:...
  • Mulayam holds the ace as UPA-II's fate hangs in balance March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA-II regime continues to be on life support as it is now completely dependent on outside support after the DMK pulled out. The UPA-II, after DMK's withdrawal, is now banking upon the man who has always helped the government survive in crisis, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh...
  • CBI raids Stalin's residence, DMK calls it 'political vendetta' March 21, 2013

    Chennai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting raids at the residence of DMK leader MK Stalin in connection with a case involving illegal import of foreign cars worth Rs 20 crore. The raids come two days after the DMK pulled out of UPA government. One of the illegally imported...
  • UNHRC to vote on Sri Lanka resolution today March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA-II regime continues to be on life support as it is now completely dependent on outside support after the DMK pulled out and the all-party meet on Wednesday failed to reach a consensus. While the UPA-II's fate hangs in balance, all eyes are on the UN Human...
  • Is UPA-II a lame duck government? March 20, 2013

    The government's attempt to reach a consensus on the Sri Lankan resolution failed on Wednesday as party after political party opposed a country-specific resolution. ...
  • SP looking for the right time and issue to dump Congress: Sources March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The DMK's split from the UPA seems complete. The government's dependence on the two warring giants of Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, now increases ever more. A cornered Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday reached out to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav over the tiff...
  • The UNHRC can just urge Sri Lanka to take action: Suhasini Haidar March 20, 2013

    Why is India not in favour of a strong UN resolution against Sri Lanka? CNN-IBN's senior editor Suhasini Haidar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Why no nation is bringing a strong UN resolution against UK, USA etc killing so many innocents allover world? including Iraq,...
  • SL a sovereign nation, shouldn't interfere in its affairs: Yechury March 20, 2013

    CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said it is not right to order an independent nation's probe into the affairs of Sri Lanka. "No independent country can interfere in the affairs of another sovereign nation. Just last week we condemned Pakistan Assembly's resolution on Afzal Guru's hanging," he said. ...
  • Congress, BJP concerned about country specific resolution: Khurshid March 20, 2013

    India's envoy to Geneva Dilip Sinha is in Parliament to meet PMO officials. Sources say he is there to brief the government on how exactly to move an amendment to the UNHRC resolution. ...
  • UPA may survive DMK pullout, unlikely to undertake reforms March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath claimed that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government was not lame duck after the DMK pulled out from the ruling coalition, it is becoming increasingly clear that while the government may survive, it may not be able to transact important legislative...
  • War crimes: From the killings of Lankan Tamils to a teen's torture March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka has been in the line of fire over alleged human rights violations against Lankan Tamils for almost four years now. Allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses have swirled and eddied around the Sri Lankan Army since the killing of LTTE supremo Prabhakaran, but the...
  • No plans to move no-confidence motion against govt: BJP March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the DMK withdrawing support to the UPA, the BJP on Wednesday said it has no plans to bring a no-confidence motion in Parliament against the government. "There is no need for it. The government has lost people's trust. It will fall on its own,"...
  • Parliament adjourned till noon after uproar March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Uproar over issues relating to Sri Lankan Tamils and Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma's remarks against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav led to the adjournment of Parliament for an hour on Wednesday. Soon after Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar condoled the recent death of former member Naresh...
  • Chennai: Students stage protest at Marina beach against Lankan war crimes March 20, 2013

    Chennai: Agitating against continuing war crimes against Tamils in Sri Lanka, around 500 students on Wednesday staged a protest at Chennai's Marina Beach. The students are holding the protest in a peaceful manner, formed a human chain and carried placards at the Marina beach. The protest is happening in the backdrop...