Sri Lankan Tamils

Rajinikanth clarifies his stand over joining politics

Rajinikanth clarifies his stand over joining politics

Megastar Rajinikanth on Friday said -- although not in so many words -- that he is not joining politics. The southern star was asked if there was a political agenda to the Chennai meeting of his fans on Sunday.

Mar 31, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
Rajinikanth fans to meet on April 2 for brainstorming meet

Rajinikanth fans to meet on April 2 for brainstorming meet

Fans of Rajinikanth will meet on April 2 here for a consultative meet in which they are hoping for the superstar's participation. A meeting of the Rajinikanth Fans Association has been convened for "consultations," a senior functionary said without divulging details.

Mar 29, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
Rajinikanth pens OPEN LETTER thanking Sri Lankan Tamils for support!

Rajinikanth pens OPEN LETTER thanking Sri Lankan Tamils for support!

Actor Rajinikanth today thanked Sri Lankan Tamils for their love and affection, days after he cancelled his visit to the island nation following opposition from pro-Tamil outfits.

Mar 29, 2017, 14:53 PM IST

India will go with consensus on Lanka resolution at UNHRC: Govt

India today said it will go with the consensus at the UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution which proposes to give two more years beyond 2017 to Sri Lanka to fulfil its promises on protecting the interests of Tamils there.

Mar 23, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
TN polls: 91 arrested for black flag demo against Rahul's visit

TN polls: 91 arrested for black flag demo against Rahul's visit

91 TPDK workers assembled near the city bus stand and protested against the "failure" of the previous UPA government to safeguard Sri Lankan Tamils during the war against LTTE.

May 07, 2016, 18:44 PM IST
No honesty in Jayalalithaa's claim on Sri Lankan Tamils issue: DMK MP Kanimozhi

No honesty in Jayalalithaa's claim on Sri Lankan Tamils issue: DMK MP Kanimozhi

DMK MP Kanimozhi on Sunday slammed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, saying the latter has no right to talk on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue as she highlights the same just before the elections.

Apr 24, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

Sri Lanka takes `giant step` toward unity with Tamil anthem

Every year since 1949, the first anniversary of independence from Britain, the anthem had been sung at the main national celebration only in Sinhala.

Feb 04, 2016, 19:23 PM IST

Sri Lanka opposition not to go beyond 13A for ethnic solution

Sri Lanka's opposition UPFA Tuesday pledged to limit its quest to find a solution to the island's ethnic question within the India-backed thirteenth amendment that calls for devolution of powers to the Tamil-dominated northern province.

Jul 28, 2015, 17:45 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi's Sri Lanka visit: As it happened

PM Narendra Modi's Sri Lanka visit: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flew into the Sri Lankan capital in the early hours and held talks with the country's top leadership during which several vexed issues were discussed and key agreements signed.

Mar 13, 2015, 08:38 AM IST

UPA aggravated issue of fishermen and Sri Lankan Tamils

BJP on Saturday accused the UPA government of aggravating various issues, including agriculture, Sri Lankan Tamils and also arrests of Fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy.

Apr 19, 2014, 23:12 PM IST

13 acquitted of charges of aiding LTTE in 2009

A Sessions Court here 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.

Feb 07, 2014, 23:15 PM IST

Sri Lankan Tamils journey to US turns into ordeal

The journey of five Sri Lankan Tamil men, who fled their homeland, turned into an ordeal as after travelling through several countries they ended up languishing in American jails.

Feb 04, 2014, 01:53 AM IST

DMK has struggled for SL Tamil cause since early days: Karunanidhi

Refuting criticism that his party had done little for the Sri Lankan Tamils cause, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday 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.

Dec 14, 2013, 23:24 PM IST

Vaiko meets Sri Sri Ravishankar

MDMK leader Vaiko and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar on Saturday held discussions on various matters, including the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

Dec 14, 2013, 19:37 PM IST

No training should be imparted to Lankan military: Vasan

Joining the chorus against India`s offer to train Sri Lankan Naval personnel, Shipping Minister G K Vasan Thursday said the Centre should avoid such taking such policy decisions.

Dec 05, 2013, 15:50 PM IST

School teacher arrested for verbally abusing Cong woman MLA

A private school teacher has been arrested for verbally abusing a Congress woman MLA while speaking on a live television show on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, besides making certain remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, police said on Friday.

Nov 15, 2013, 13:45 PM IST

BJP concerned about Lankan Tamils but non-committal on CHOGM

The BJP on Thursday expressed concern over the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils but remained non- committal on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should attend the CHOGM Summit in Colombo.

Nov 07, 2013, 20:44 PM IST

Sri Lankan MP claims not allowed to participate in Ganesh festival

A Sri Lankan MP claimed he was denied permission to participate in a Ganesh Chathurthi procession.

Sep 11, 2013, 08:35 AM IST

India urges Sri Lanka for early return of fishermen

India on Monday urged Sri Lanka for the early return of Indian fishermen held in its jails and also stressed on the need for Colombo to stand by its commitment not to dilute the 13th Amendment on devolution of powers to provinces.

Aug 20, 2013, 08:43 AM IST

Sri Lanka will like Manmohan Singh to participate in CHOGM meet: Peiris

Sri Lanka said it would like Manmohan Singh to attend the upcoming CHOGM meeting in Colombo despite opposition from political parties in Tamil Nadu.

Aug 18, 2013, 23:19 PM IST