Setting aside their differences, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday strongly backed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the Sri Lankan defence website carried an article critical of her, with an accompanying graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
DMDK, an ally of BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu,today urged the Centre to find a permanent solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and harassment of state`s fishermen, allegedly by the island nation`s navy.
Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said here today.
Sri Lankan government will have to rethink its policy in dealing with India after Narendra Modi takes over as the country`s Prime Minister, main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday.
The Centre was examining the prospects of giving modernised boats and fishing equipment to Tamil Nadu fishermen to enable them go for deep sea fishing in the wake of alleged attacks on them by Sri Lankan Navy, Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Sudarsana Natchiappan said on Monday.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited main Tamil party leaders, including Chief Minister of the northern province C V Wigneswaran, to join hands with him for national reconciliation rather than looking for a solution from a "foreign nation".
A former Norwegian minister who once played a key role in brokering peace between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels on Monday called for an international investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.