Tamils

War crime probes will hinder Sri Lanka's reconciliation: Ex-defence secretary

War crime investigations backed by some Western countries and the United Nations will exacerbate the differences between Sri Lanka's two main ethnic groups instead of uniting them, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Monday. 

Mar 28, 2017, 10:00 AM IST
No room for another ethnic war: Lanka president tells UNGA

No room for another ethnic war: Lanka president tells UNGA

Addressing the 71st UN General Assembly session, Sirisena appealed to the global community for support to make Sri Lanka a modern nation devoid of differences.

Sep 22, 2016, 17:47 PM IST
Friday shutdown to hit normal life in Tamil Nadu

Friday shutdown to hit normal life in Tamil Nadu

Barring the ruling AIADMK, which is silent on extending support to the strike, all major political parties have extended support to the strike.

Sep 15, 2016, 20:06 PM IST

Protect Tamils and their property, Jayalalithaa tells Karnataka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday expressed serious concern at the mob violence targeting Tamils in Karnataka and urged the neighbouring state's government to provide them with necessary security.

Sep 12, 2016, 22:43 PM IST
WATCH: Pro-Kannada activists set vehicle on fire in Bengaluru during protests over Cauvery water issue

WATCH: Pro-Kannada activists set vehicle on fire in Bengaluru during protests over Cauvery water issue

Here's a video showing how some pro-Kannada activists set a vehicle on fire in Bengaluru on Monday during protests over Cauvery water issue.

Sep 12, 2016, 17:12 PM IST
Cauvery row: Heavy security across Bengaluru to prevent attacks; forces deployed in areas where Tamils live

Cauvery row: Heavy security across Bengaluru to prevent attacks; forces deployed in areas where Tamils live

Security was tightened across Bengaluru on Monday to prevent attacks on people over the Cauvery river water controversy and for the Bakrid festival on Tuesday, said Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwar.

Sep 12, 2016, 15:02 PM IST