Three Tamil parties to join hands to form alliance in Lanka

 Three political parties representing Tamils have decided to join hands to form a new political front in Sri Lanka, saying the main Tamil National Alliance only represent community members from the northern and eastern part of the country.

Tamils in Lanka openly mark anniversary of war's end

Hundreds of Tamils in Sri Lanka's former war zones on Monday for the first time openly commemorated their loved ones killed during the civil war as they marked the 6th anniversary of the end of the conflict.

Sri Lankan Tamils openly mark anniversary of war`s end

Sri Lankan Tamils openly commemorated their war dead for the first time on Monday, the sixth anniversary of the end of the island`s decades-long civil conflict.

John Kerry holds talks with Tamils in Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Sri Lanka`s top Tamil leaders on Sunday as he wrapped up an overnight visit pushing reconciliation in the island after decades of ethnic war.

Tamil reconciliation will 'take time': Kerry warns Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday warned Sri Lanka that "true reconciliation" with Tamils will take time, even as he praised the "openness" of the new government in efforts to boost democracy, human rights and reaching out to the minority community.

Lanka President Sirisena defends return of land to minorities

 Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has defended his government's move to return private land acquired by the security forces during the civil war to its legitimate owners as part of reconciliation efforts with minority communities, including Tamils.

Angelo Mathews to miss DD's opening game vs CSK
Angelo Mathews to miss DD's opening game vs CSK

Last year's wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils will have to go into a tough IPL-8 opening encounter against the formidable Chennai Super Kings on April 9 without the services of star all-rounder Angelo Mathews. 

Political settlement with Tamils must for stability: Lankan PM

 Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said a "political settlement" with the minority Tamil community is a prerequisite for a "stable and secure" country.

Lankan Tamils stage protest, demand int'l probe into warcrimes

A large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka today held demonstrations in the North and Eastern provinces, demanding an international probe into the alleged human rights violations during the last phase of war with the LTTE.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland Jaffna today
PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland Jaffna today

Narendra Modi will travel to Jaffna on Saturday, becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland, a day after urging greater autonomy for the island`s biggest minority after a decades-long ethnic war.

Sri Lanka PM indicates troops reduction in Tamil areas in future

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has indicated reduction of Army presence in Tamil areas "as time goes on".

Sri Lanka to discuss new war crimes probe with UN

Sri Lanka`s newly-elected government will next month look to win United Nations backing for a domestic probe into alleged war crimes under former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, an official said Saturday.

Sri Lankan Tamils distressed over UN probe report

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil political party Tuesday expressed distress at a decision taken by the Human Rights Council in Geneva to postpone the submission of a report based on war crimes.

Unity, reconciliation need patience: Lanka president Sirisena

 New Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the Tamil diaspora should allow sufficient time for his government to create "unity and reconciliation" among the people.

'Modi-Sirisena meet will mark new beginning for Lankan Tamils'

 Union Minister of State Pon Radhakrishnan on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming meet with Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena would pave way for a permanent solution to the Sri Lankan Tamil issues.

Lanka announces sops to Tamils ahead of Sirisena's India visit

 The new Sri Lankan government on Thursday announced a series of conciliatory measures aimed at the Tamil minority in the war-ravaged northern province, just days ahead of President Maithripala Sirisena's maiden visit to India.

TN parties hail Sri Lanka's announcement on 13th Amendment

DMK and several other parties in Tamil Nadu Wednesday welcomed the announcement made by newly-elected Sri Lankan Government that it would implement India-backed 13th Amendment to the Constitution on devolution of power to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community in the island nation.

'New Lankan govt ready to give Tamils more autonomy'

Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday pledged to implement India-backed constitutional amendment to give more autonomy to provinces to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community.

Sri Lanka`s new premier promises Tamils more autonomy

Sri Lanka`s new government pledged Tuesday to devolve power to the country`s Tamil minority, in a step towards national reconciliation six years after a controversial military offensive crushed a separatist rebellion.

Sri Lanka scraps ban on foreigners visiting northern former war zone

Sri Lanka has lifted a ban on foreign travelers visiting the former war zone in the north of the country, its defence ministry said on Friday, as the new government promotes reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils after a 26-year war.