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Family Members of Missing Heading to UN in Colombo

Family Members of Missing Heading to UN in Colombo

     Family members of missing   people from the North, who were travelling to Colombo to participate in a protest campaign and to hand over a petition to UN regarding their disappeared relatives, were blocked in Vavuniya by the police and the militaryon the 5th, …

Hundreds of protestors arrested in Chennai

Hundreds of protestors arrested in Chennai

      Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader M K Stalin and thousands of party workers were arrested when they attempted to blockade the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai, demanding a probe over alleged war crimes. Along with Stalin, senior DMK leaders, Dravidar Kazhagam …

Navy accused of helping people smugglers

Navy accused of helping people smugglers

     Sri Lanka’s navy is alleged to be a major player in the island’s people-smuggling operations, helping asylum seekers leave the country in boats bound for Australia. The navy denies the allegations. Prominent Tamil National Alliance MP Suresh Premachandran said: ”I believe some navy personnel …

TN MPs meet Rahul on Lanka issue

TN MPs meet Rahul on Lanka issue

      Congress MPs from Tamil Nadu on Monday told Rahul Gandhi that India should take a tough stand against Sri Lanka at the upcoming UN meet on Tamils issue as it was crucial for the party’s future in the state. Party sources said that …

We Cannot Underestimate the Lengths to Which Indian Rulers will go to Make Sri Lanka do as it Sees Fit – Vickramabahu Karunaratne

We Cannot Underestimate the Lengths to Which Indian Rulers will go to Make Sri Lanka do as it Sees Fit – Vickramabahu Karunaratne

     Following other global powers, the Indian Government is not bothered to win the popularity contest of Lankan people. To the Delhi elites, what the people of Lanka feel about them is immaterial so long as they can get its wish lists secured from …

Navi Pillay: Report on Sri Lanka would be discussed before the Council

Navi Pillay: Report on Sri Lanka would be discussed before the Council

     The Human Rights Council heard the presentation of thematic reports by the United Nations Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights and held a general debate on the reports. The Council in its interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights on …

Court issues notice to Tillakaratne Dilshan over maintenance

Court issues notice to Tillakaratne Dilshan over maintenance

      Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan has been asked to appear in court over a child maintenance case. He has been asked to appear in a district court on March 6, lawyers were quoted as saying. Nilanka Vithanage had divorced Dilshan following which the …

Vaiko arrested attempting to lay siege to Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission

Vaiko arrested attempting to lay siege to Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission

       MDMK Chief Vaiko has been arrested by Chennai Police after he attempted to lay siege to the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka today.  Mr Vaiko led several pro-Tamil groups, protesting that the Sri Lankan government committed crimes and human rights violations …

SLFP to appoint party organisers for North

SLFP to appoint party organisers for North

    The SLFP is preparing to appoint party organizers in the Province and has called applications for the organiser posts in the Northern Province and also in some electorates in the Eastern province.It has decided to strengthen the party in the Northern Province along with …

India increases aid to Sri Lanka

India increases aid to Sri Lanka

    Even as the anti-Sri Lanka mood in Tamil Nadu is getting  belligerent, India has increased its annual grant to Sri Lanka. The allocation has gone up to Rs 500 crore for 2013-2014 from Rs 290 crore last year. It was Rs 181.94 crore in …