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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Centre spares no steps to protect Lankan Tamils: Narayanasamy

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had assured Tamil Nadu government that there was no change in the stand of the Centre on reconciliation and devolution of political powers to ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka.

`No change in Centre`s stand on SL Tamil`s issue`

PM Manmohan Singh has informed CM J Jayalalithaa that New Delhi will work towards ensuring that Tamils are "masters of their own destiny within framework of a united Sri Lanka."

Seeking support in RS polls does not mean DMK has aligned again with Cong: Stalin

DMK on Sunday asserted its seeking Congress support in the Rajya Sabha polls did not mean that they had aligned again with that party.

Chidambaram criticises BJP on Sri Lankan Tamils issue

Chidambaram further boasted of the Congress party`s commitment to raise voice against the 2009 genocide by Sri Lanka.