Lankan Tamils

Tamil Nadu Assembly polls: We will seek dual citizenship for Lankan Tamils, says Jayalalithaa

AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday asserted her party would take "continuous steps" to attain a separate homeland for Tamils in Sri Lanka and demand that the Centre grant dual citizenship for refugees from the island nation living in the state.

Apr 23, 2016, 23:59 PM IST

India-assisted northern Lanka railways trial run successful

India on Friday announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war.

Oct 31, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

Hoist black flags to oppose Rajapaksa's address to UNGA:Karuna

DMK president M Karunanidhi Tuesday appealed to all those concerned for the welfare of Lankan Tamils to oppose President Mahinda Rajapaksa's address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, by hoisting black flags and wearing black shirts.

Sep 16, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

Karunanidhi lashes out at PM over plans to meet Rajapaksa

DMK hit out at PM Manmohan Singh for Centre`s "indifferent" approach toward Sri Lankan Tamils issue and came down on his plans to meet Mahinda Rajapaksa for bilateral talks at upcoming BIMSTEC summit.

Mar 02, 2014, 21:49 PM IST

Indian observers in Sri Lanka`s northern provincial polls

Five Indians will be among other foreign observers for a crucial provincial polls in Sri Lanka`s Tamil-dominated north scheduled for September 21 after a gap of 25 years.

Sep 10, 2013, 00:11 AM IST

Pro-Eelam activists storm military campus, cane-charged

Around 250 workers of pro-Eelam Tamil outfit protested against training of Sri Lankan armed forces personnel at an Army campus near here, leading to a police lathicharge and arrest of 120 of them.

Jun 23, 2013, 23:14 PM IST

India working for all communities to find place in Sri Lanka: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that India was working towards finding the rightful place for all communities in Sri Lanka.

Jun 17, 2013, 21:16 PM IST

Karuna wants Centre`s intervention to protect Tamil

Expressing apprehensions over "attempts" to abrogate Rajiv-Jayawardene Accord and repeal 13th Amendment to Sri Lankan constitution, DMK sought India`s intervention to protect ethnic Tamils` rights.

Jun 09, 2013, 14:58 PM IST

Lanka defers approving contentious provincial powers bill

Sri Lanka`s cabinet deferred its plan to introduce a controversial bill aimed at diluting powers of provincial councils including in Tamil-dominated north, a move that has raised concerns in India.

Jun 06, 2013, 20:49 PM IST

Karunanidhi slams Centre on fishermen issue

Slamming Centre on issue of attacks on Indian fishermen allegedly by Sri Lankan navy, former UPA ally DMK on Sunday said government thinks that its job on matter is over just by making statement.

Apr 28, 2013, 14:39 PM IST

Major human rights problems in Sri Lanka: US

US said Sri Lanka`s rights record in 2012 was tainted by "human rights problems" including "involuntary disappearances" and "unlawful killings" by security forces and pro-government military groups.

Apr 21, 2013, 15:34 PM IST

New fears in Sri Lanka amid anti-Muslim campaign

A red-robbed Buddhist monk calmly picked up stones and hurled them at a security camera. Then, as police looked on, his followers smashed up a popular, Muslim-owned clothing store.

Apr 08, 2013, 01:30 AM IST

Sri Lankan commission to probe mass grave

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to appoint a special commission to investigate a mass grave found in Matale, a spokesman said Sunday.

Apr 07, 2013, 20:37 PM IST

Puducherry government to urge Centre to skip CHOGM

Puduchery Chief Minister N Rangasamy said he would write to the Centre demanding that India boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Colombo in November, protesting against Lankan Tamils issue.

Mar 27, 2013, 13:09 PM IST

Sri Lanka may pull its mission out of Tamil Nadu

Faced with growing anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in Tamil Nadu, Colombo may shift its deputy high commission office out of Chennai, a media report said on Sunday.

Mar 24, 2013, 20:57 PM IST

India votes against Sri Lanka, UNHRC adopts resolution

UNHRC began voting on resolution to press Sri Lankan government for a more thorough probe of accusations of mass murder of civilians by the Lankan army during the war against Tamil separatists in 2009.

Mar 21, 2013, 09:51 AM IST

Don`t jump to conclusion: NCP on DMK pullout

As DMK pulled out of the government, UPA constituent NCP cautioned against jumping to any conclusion, noting that M Karunanidhi has stated that he would reconsider his decision if Parl passes a resolution on Lankan Tamils issue.

Mar 19, 2013, 13:14 PM IST

Amid Sri Lanka heat, Indian envoy to Geneva called

India recalled its envoy in Geneva for consultations on US resolution on Sri Lanka as Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa sought tough stand and DMK`s Karunanidhi demanded probe into "genocide" of Tamils.

Mar 18, 2013, 23:15 PM IST

Pro-Sri Lanka Tamil group lathicharged

Police lathicharged members of pro-Sri Lankan Tamil group which tried to barge into camp office of Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy demanding that Centre take steps to protect Tamils in Lanka.

Mar 17, 2013, 21:02 PM IST

`Different stands of Centre, Cong on SL Tamils worrisome`

DMK Chief M Karunanidhi-led TESO, a pro-Tamil body revived recently by the key UPA ally on Saturday said it was "worrisome" to know the different stands being taken by the Centre and the Congress on the Lankan Tamils issue.

Mar 09, 2013, 16:09 PM IST