Sri Lankan

  • AIADMK releases its manifesto, says will ensure justice in SL war crimes 22-03-2014 07:19 PM

    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...
  • India yet to take a call on UNHRC vote on war crimes, PM tells Sri Lankan President 04-03-2014 01:50 PM

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC summit in Myanmar on Tuesday. The meeting came amidst growing criticism from Tamil parties that the government is ignoring the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils. The meeting also comes at a...
  • 32 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 04-03-2014 10:34 AM

    Colombo: At least 32 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters off the coast of the Delft islet in Jaffna. Their eight trawlers were seized yesterday, a Naval spokesman said. The fishermen were being taken to the port of Kankesanturai to...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to meet Sri Lankan President in Myanmar 04-03-2014 09:07 AM

    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 Lankan naval arrests 29 TN fishermen 13-02-2014 12:28 PM

    Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Thursday arrested 29 fishermen from Mandapam and Rameswaram when they were fishing near Neduntheevu in the Palk Strait. The Lankan navy arrested them for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters using banned fishing nets, officials said, adding, seven boats were also seized. The fishermen have...
  • TN: Indian Coast Guard arrests 25 Lankan fishermen 10-02-2014 09:48 AM

    Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has arrested 25 Sri Lankan fishermen for trespassing into Indian waters in Nagapattinam. The Coast Guard has also seized five boats and 5000 kg fish. "Lankan fishermen had trespassed 48 nautical miles east off Velankanni," the Indian Coast Guard said. The Lankan fishermen have been...
  • Tamil Nadu: 13 acquitted of charges of aiding LTTE in 2009 07-02-2014 11:57 PM

    Chennai: A Sessions Court has acquitted three Sri Lankan Tamils and ten others of charges of hoarding communication gadgets and medicines with the aim of supplying them to the LTTE in 2009. Judge S Senthil Kumaresan observed that the Q-Branch CID police, who investigated the case, had failed to prove...
  • 200 Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lankan jails, families seek help 13-01-2014 09:51 AM

    Rameshwaram: More than 200 Indian fishermen are being held in Sri Lankan jails, for straying into Sri Lankan water. Even as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has promised to have them released by January 20, their families have accused political leaders of ignoring their fate. A day in the life...
  • 22 more TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 29-12-2013 12:40 PM

    Rameswaram: Amidst stepped up pressure to secure the release of over 220 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained in Sri Lanka, 22 more were arrested by the island navy on Sunday while fishing in the Palk Strait. The fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai District were arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel on...
  • 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...
  • Jayalalithaa slams Centre over arrest of fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy 12-12-2013 05:51 PM

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday lambasted Centre for what she termed as "facile do not touch policy" over the arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy, and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to personally take up the matter with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Referring to the arrest...
  • Don't make Commonwealth 'punitive' body, says Rajapaksa 15-11-2013 11:09 PM

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, on Friday, made a historic visit to the former war zone of Jaffna to "shine a light on the chilling events" during the last phase of the war against the LTTE, hours after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned against turning the Commonwealth into a...
  • PM not to attend CHOGM in Sri Lanka, Khurshid to represent India: sources 09-11-2013 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Under immense pressure from Tamil parties, the Centre has decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh won't go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM), say government sources. Sources say External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will represent India at CHOGM. Sources in the government say...
  • No decision yet, but MEA hints PM may skip CHOGM in Sri Lanka 09-11-2013 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: It seems the domestic political compulsions have finally forced Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh not to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Colombo between November 13 and 14. The Tamil political parties and even the Congress leaders from Tamil Nadu have managed...
  • SLC asks PCB to pay USD 30K incurred during March 2009 attack 09-11-2013 11:34 AM

    Karachi: Sri Lankan Cricket Board is still waiting for its Pakistan counterpart to pay an amount of USD 30,000 incurred while hiring a chartered airplane to fly their players out of Lahore after militants attacked them in March 2009. According to sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Sri Lankans...
  • DMK chief Karunanidhi appeals to PM to boycott CHOGM 08-11-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: DMK chief Karunanidhi on Friday appealed to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once again to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meet in Sri Lanka. "The Prime Minister has a conscience, enough if acts according to his conscience. I did not threaten on withdrawing support. It's been...
  • Cong leadership meets to discuss PM's participation in CHOGM 08-11-2013 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Congress top leaders met on Friday to decide on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should participate in Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meet in Sri Lanka. A meeting of the Congress Core Group headed by party president Sonia Gandhi deliberated over the issue for more than one hour...
  • Congress Core Group to decide on PM's visit to Sri Lanka for CHOGM 08-11-2013 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: There is still no certainty over whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). The Congress Core Group is likely to take a final decision on Friday. This even as the DMK on Thursday rejected a compromise formula...
  • Compromise plan on the cards for PM's Sri Lanka visit for CHOGM 07-11-2013 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Uncertainty continues over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM). Sources have now told CNN-IBN that the External Affairs Ministry has proposed a compromise plan where the Prime Minister makes a short stop at Jaffna before he heads to...
  • Sri Lanka pick strong squad for series against New Zealand 01-11-2013 03:22 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) selectors on Thursday picked a strong 16-member squad for the limited overs series against New Zealand, starting November 10. This is despite the tourists having one of the most depleted squads ever to tour the island since 1984. New Zealand have rested both Brendon McCullum...
  • Split within UPA as Chidambaram opposes PM's Lanka visit for CHOGM 01-11-2013 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: There is a divide within the Congress and the government over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15 in Sri Lanka. Sources say that Finance Minister P Chidambaram as a Tamil MP feels that the government must factor in state interests....
  • Despite opposition, PM likely to go to Sri Lanka for CHOGM summit 31-10-2013 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: Despite opposition from the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to go to Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), according to sources. Sources say that an advance security team has completed its Colombo recce. Sources say that the Prime Minister is likely...
  • Countries who don't attend CHOGM will be isolated: Sri Lankan envoy 25-10-2013 01:50 PM

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Kariyawasam said, "If PM Singh doesn't go, we have to think about who it will affect. Who will...
  • India will be isolated if PM skips Commonwealth meet: Sri Lanka envoy 24-10-2013 03:56 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has said that India will be isolated if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doesn't attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. This came as the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution asking the Prime Minister not to attend the meet in Sri Lanka....
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 37 Indian fishermen 15-10-2013 02:01 PM

    Colombo: At least 37 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy when they were fishing off the northern coast of the country, an official said on Tuesday. "Thirty-seven fishermen were detained and nine trawlers were seized on Monday," Lankan Naval spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said. They were...
  • India welcomes Lanka polls, presses for 13th Amendment in North 26-09-2013 07:05 AM

    Colombo: Welcoming the historic polls to Sri Lanka's three provincial councils, including the North, India has underlined the need for implementation of key commitments to the international community, like the 13th Amendment. "We look forward to the implementation by Government of Sri Lanka of other important commitments made 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...
  • Madras HC extends status quo on deportation of Lankan Tamil refugee 27-08-2013 05:59 PM

    The Madras High Court on Tuesday extended the status quo on deporting Sri Lankan Tamil refugee R Senthuran residing in Pammal at Chennai till September 3. A division bench, comprising Justice V Dhanapalan and Justice C T Selvam, extended the order passed by it on August 23. Senthuran, currently living...
  • Mumbai: Students, BJP workers protest against 'Madras Cafe' 22-08-2013 02:47 PM

    Mumbai: The Students and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Thursday protested the release of Bollywood film 'Madras Cafe'. There have been calls for a ban on the movie in other parts of the country including Chennai. The allegations is that the movie hurts the sentiments of Sri Lankan Tamils....
  • Sri Lankan Minister to invite Manmohan Singh for CHOGM in November 19-08-2013 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to invite him for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo in November. However, the DMK on Saturday had warned of rail blockades and black flags on houses and commercial establishments across Tamil...