Tamil National Alliance

Tamils ready to give time to Lanka govt to fulfil UN promises

Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil party TNA is ready to give more time to the government "under strict conditions" to fulfil its commitments to the UN human rights council that include allowing a probe into war crimes allegations.

Mar 01, 2017, 17:51 PM IST

Sampanthan as Lankan Oppn leader gives hope: DMK

 DMK President M Karunanidhi today welcomed the appointment of Tamil National Alliance leader R Sampanthan as the Leader of Opposition in Sri Lankan Parliament, saying it has given hope for the Tamils in the island nation.

Sep 05, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

Tamil named as Sri Lankan opposition leader for first time since 1983

 Sri Lanka`s parliament on Thursday named an ethnic minority Tamil politician as the main opposition leader for the first time in 32 years, a sign of growing reconciliation after a prolonged civil war.

Sep 03, 2015, 21:43 PM IST

Lanka's main Tamil party gets Opposition status in Parliament

 Sri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA was today declared the main Opposition in the parliament with its leader R Sampanthan becoming the first lawmaker from the minority community to lead it in the House in 32 years.

Sep 03, 2015, 13:31 PM IST

US to move pro-Sri Lanka resolution at UNHRC

In a U-turn, the US on Wednesday said it will move a pro-Sri Lanka resolution at the UNHRC ahead of a crucial report on alleged war crimes during the country's three-decade long civil war with the LTTE.

Aug 26, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2015, 13:34 PM IST

TNA not to join united government in Sri Lanka

 Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party said on Monday it will not join a united government if it fails to address the grievances of the Tamils.

Aug 03, 2015, 18:53 PM IST

Sri Lanka govt holds talks with Tamil diaspora in London

 Sri Lanka's new government has held talks with Tamil diaspora groups in London, discussing at length needs of those displaced during the brutal war against the LTTE.

Jun 08, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

Sri Lanka Govt warns against commemorating LTTE

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday warned that any attempt to commemorate LTTE on the sixth anniversary of the end of the three-decade long battle will not be condoned.

May 13, 2015, 22:20 PM IST

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE

 Tamil National Alliance has no allegiance to the LTTE as it is not in favour of terrorism, a senior leader of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said, rebutting allegations in this regard.

Apr 19, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Sri Lankan Tamils defy alleged intimidation to vote

Sri Lankan Tamils went to the polls in large numbers on Thursday, defying what the opposition said were attempts to discourage voting in the heavily militarised Jaffna peninsula, where President Mahinda Rajapakse is widely disliked.

Jan 08, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Sri Lankan President confident of minority vote

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday expressed confidence in securing minority Tamil votes at the Presidential Election, although Sri Lanka`s main Tamil political party, urged the Tamils to back opposition candidate.

Jan 05, 2015, 03:27 AM IST

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.

Dec 30, 2014, 15:17 PM IST

Implement 1987 Indo-Lanka accord, demands Lanka Tamil party

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA will start a non-violent struggle from January to seek full implementation of the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka Accord to achieve maximum devolution of power in northern areas.

Sep 10, 2014, 15:16 PM IST

TNA delegation meets Sushma Swaraj, discusses Sri Lanka situation

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance, the ruling party in Jaffna province of Sri Lanka, gave a "detailed" presentation on the current political situation in Lanka to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought greater role by India in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem there.

Aug 22, 2014, 20:15 PM IST

Lanka`s TNA seeks public views to resolve ethnic impasse

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil political party TNA has sought suggestions from the public on ways to resolve the long-standing ethnic impasse in the country.

Jun 05, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

TNA rejects Sri Lanka govt`s accusation of stalling talks

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party has dismissed the government`s stance blaming it for the stalled direct negotiations to hammer out a political settlement to the island`s ethnic conflict.

Mar 14, 2014, 14:06 PM IST

Sri Lanka`s TNA backs UN report calling for international probe

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party backed a damning UN report which has called for an international probe into allegations of war crimes during the final battle with the LTTE.

Feb 26, 2014, 19:11 PM IST

TNA to push for international probe into Lanka war crimes

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party has said it will push for an independent international probe into alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of the civil war against the LTTE in 2009.

Dec 28, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

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.

Dec 25, 2013, 19:18 PM IST