Tamil Tigers

'Killing Rajiv Gandhi was LTTE's biggest mistake'

'Killing Rajiv Gandhi was LTTE's biggest mistake'

The just released 549-page book is the most exhaustive account of the Norwegian-led peace process that sought to end three decades of conflict in Sri Lanka..

Mar 10, 2016, 15:59 PM IST

Sri Lankan activists demand release of Tamil detainees

The protest was held to support a fast by Tamil detainees in various prisons.

Oct 15, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Victims and activists back special court on Sri Lanka war crimes

Victims and activists welcomed a UN call on Wednesday for Sri Lankan state forces and Tamil Tigers to face prosecution for alleged war crimes, including mass killings of civilians, by a special court with international judges.

Sep 16, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

US think tank urges continued human rights pressure on Sri Lanka

There is little hope of post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka unless the new government acts to end the oppression of minority Tamils and ensure reconciliation, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, urging continued pressure on the country.

May 29, 2015, 00:16 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi urges security cooperation on landmark Sri Lanka trip

PM Narendra Modi urges security cooperation on landmark Sri Lanka trip

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for greater security cooperation with Sri Lanka on Friday during a landmark visit to the strategically located Indian Ocean island, whose drift towards China has raised concerns in New Delhi.

Mar 13, 2015, 20:26 PM IST

Don't need any outsiders in Lanka's warcrimes probe: Sirisena

 Sri Lanka does not want "any outsiders" in its domestic inquiry into alleged atrocities committed against the Tamil Tigers during the last stages of the country's civil war, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

Mar 12, 2015, 23:38 PM IST

Celebrate Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary: Vaiko

 MDMK leader Vaiko Wednesday called for grand celebrations Nov 26 to mark the 60th birth anniversary of the slain Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Nov 19, 2014, 20:35 PM IST

Lanka wins backing of 22 nations against UN rights probe

 Sri Lanka has won the backing of 22 nations, including China and Pakistan, in its effort to block a UN war crimes probe into the country's human rights record during its brutal war with the Tamil Tigers.

Sep 27, 2014, 22:35 PM IST

Sri Lanka ready to face UN rights body: Minister

Sri Lanka on Saturday said it was ready to face another resolution against the country in the UN rights body over alleged war crimes during decades long civil war against the rebel Tamil Tigers.

Jan 18, 2014, 17:40 PM IST

US releases pics of civilian deaths during Lankan civil war

American embassy here on Thursday posted pictures of places where civilians had died allegedly during Sri Lanka`s final war against rebel Tamil Tigers four years ago.

Jan 09, 2014, 19:42 PM IST

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.

Sep 22, 2013, 15:59 PM IST

US for `free, fair` Sri Lanka polls

The US on Friday called for "free, fair and credible" elections Saturday in three provinces in Sri Lanka including the north, once a Tamil Tigers bastion.

Sep 20, 2013, 16:14 PM IST

Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland to vote Saturday

Sri Lanka is all set to hold Saturday the first election to form a provincial council to govern its Northern Province, the former bastion of the vanquished Tamil Tigers.

Sep 20, 2013, 16:10 PM IST

UN rights chief visits Jaffna, faces protest

Families of those who disappeared in Sri Lanka during the three-decade-long ethnic war protested as UN rights chief Navi Pillay visited Jaffna - the former stronghold of the rebel Tamil Tigers - on a fact-finding mission.

Aug 28, 2013, 00:16 AM IST

Lanka announces nomination dates for provincial council polls

Sri Lanka has started the process of much-awaited elections in the former Tamil Tigers-held areas after a gap of 25 years, with the Elections Commission on Thursday announcing nominations for the provincial council polls.

Jul 11, 2013, 14:07 PM IST

Rights, liberties threatened in Sri Lanka: HRW

Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the government defeated the Tamil Tigers, Human Rights Watch said.

May 20, 2013, 16:19 PM IST

Ex-Tamil Tigers to enter politics in Sri Lanka

Former Tamil Tigers who have completed rehabilitation programmes have expressed interest in entering politics, the Sri Lankan media reported on Thursday.

May 09, 2013, 18:52 PM IST

Backed by 14 lakh Indians, Amnesty seeks Sri Lanka probe

The petition follows widespread allegations that the Sri Lankan military killed tens of thousands of innocent Tamils in the war that vanquished the Tamil Tigers in May 2009.

Mar 08, 2013, 17:05 PM IST

Sri Lanka police arrests up to 25 ‘terror’ suspects

Sri Lankan police have made a series of arrests, which they according to them are linked to combating terrorism, three years after the separatist Tamil Tigers were defeated.

Dec 07, 2012, 13:22 PM IST

SL slams allegations against govt in UN report on civil war

The Sri Lankan government has slammed a United Nations report on the country’s civil war, saying the allegations against the government are ‘unsubstantiated and erroneous’.

Nov 24, 2012, 17:54 PM IST