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Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe warns against return to divisive politics

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urged Sri Lanka`s parties Wednesday to work together as he began forming a new government backed by minority Tamils after a surge in support for his reform-driven agenda in parliamentary elections.

Tamil party endorses opposition in Sri Lanka polls

Sri Lanka`s largest Tamil party Tuesday endorsed the main opposition candidate in next week`s election, accusing President Mahinda Rajapakse of failing to deliver reconciliation after the country`s ethnic war.

Tamil issues remain unaddressed in Lanka election: TNA

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the TNA on Sunday said that Tamils were yet to decide their preference for the January 8 presidential polls as their concerns remain unaddressed by both, the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa and his main opposition rival.

Sri Lankan Tamil party refuses to join talks

Sri Lanka`s main minority Tamil political party has decided to continue boycotting a parliament process aimed at reaching a political solution after the end of a three-decade-old conflict, a Tamil legislator said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka war dead count improper: Tamil party

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party on Wednesday said a census to ascertain the number of dead and disappeared in the country`s nearly three-decade-long civil war was not being conducted properly.

Sushil put Indian wrestling on the world map: TNA star Angle

Kurt Angle would not have even imagined an Indian grappler finishing on the podium in the Olympic Games had it not been for Sushil Kumar`s historic bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, which made the TNA impact wrestling legend stand up and take notice of the country.

Lanka: TNA to stay away from CHOGM summit

In another blow for the vexed Commonwealth summit to be held here next month, Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party today said it would boycott the event.

Rift in Lankan TNA over ministerial posts, 9 refuse to take oath

The rift within the Tamil National Alliance over ministerial appointments in the government for Sri Lanka`s northern province has widened with nine elected representatives refusing to be sworn in by the new Chief Minister.

Lanka SC gives 2 weeks to TNA to respond to petitions

Sri Lanka`s Supreme Court on Wednesday gave two weeks time to the country`s main Tamil party TNA to respond to petitions alleging that its election manifesto for northern provincial polls supported self determination for Tamils.

Chidambaram lauds TNA for securing resounding mandate in polls

P Chidambaram lauded Tamil National Alliance for securing a "resounding mandate" in elections for the Northern province in Sri Lanka.

Karunanidhi hails TNA`s victory in provincial council polls

DMK`s M Karunanidhi hailed the victory of the Tamil National Alliance in the provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in the former Tamil Tigers-ruled northern province in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka`s Tamils vote under the shadow of guns

Tamil voters in northern Sri Lanka are set to elect their first ever semi-autonomous council on Saturday, in a post-war power-sharing exercise already marred by allegations of army intimidation and harassment.

TNA urges police and land powers for north

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party, TNA has renewed its demand for police and land control powers for the northern province where provincial council elections will be held on September 21.

TNA delegation leaves for India on Lanka 13A talks

Faced with the prospect of having to face a dilution of the northern provincial council powers, a delegation of Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party TNA on Sunday left for Delhi to hold urgent consultations with Indian leadership.

TNA meeting in north Lanka attacked, 13 injured

At least 13 people were injured when a mob attacked a political gathering of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the northern part of Sri Lanka.

Won`t meddle in Sri Lanka military training: SC

The Supreme Court refused to interfere with the military training imparted to Sri Lankan Army and Air Force personnel in India.

Sri Lanka`s Muslim Congress defers poll decision

A Sri Lankan Muslim party has deferred to July 13 its decision on contesting the upcoming polls for eastern provincial council.

Sri Lanka: Outrage as LTTE flag displayed at rally

The Sri Lankan government accused the opposition of giving comfort to separatism through the May Day rally.

TNA seeks India`s help for effective Lankan talks

A delegation of leaders of TNA led by its Parliamentary
Party Chief R Sampanthan met Krishna.

Crucial talks between TNA, Sri Lanka govt put off

Members of the government
delegation were busy with the local elections scheduled for
October 8.