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Vaiko urges Modi to ensure well-being of Tamils in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 14:43

Deploring the status of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka, NDA constituent MDMK Tuesday urged the Modi Government to take `appropriate steps` to ensure their well-being and opposed deepening commercial and economic relations between India and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka to charge asylum-seekers returned by Australia

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:18

Sri Lanka is set to charge the 41 asylum seekers, including four Tamils, who attempted to enter Australia illegally and were eventually returned in a controversial mid-sea transfer.

Four Sri Lankan Tamils arrested

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:33

Four Sri Lankan Tamils, including two women, were arrested Wednesday after they arrived here without proper documents in an illegal ferry, a senior police official said.

Sri Lanka to dig up eastern mass grave site

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:25

Sri Lankan authorities will dig up the site of a suspected mass grave in eastern province over claims that it contains the bodies of over 100 Muslims allegedly killed by Tamil rebels 24 years ago.

Fake passport racket busted; Six Lankan Tamils arrested

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 17:24

Police today claimed to have busted a fake passport and visa racket with the arrest of six Sri Lankan Tamils residing here.

Sri Lanka war was not against Tamils: Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:28

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday said the war in Sri Lanka was never against the Tamil community but against terrorism.

Utilise Lankan Prez visit to solve Tamils issue: CPIM to Centre

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 00:50

Amid strong opposition from all quarters to Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi`s invite to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in, CPI(M) on Sunday said the Centre should utilise this occasion for resolving the Lankan Tamils issue.

UPA aggravated issue of fishermen and Sri Lankan Tamils

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 23:12

BJP on Saturday accused the UPA government of aggravating various issues, including agriculture, Sri Lankan Tamils and also arrests of Fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy.

Under attack on SL Tamils issue, Sonia raises Rajiv`s killing

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 17:18

Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi`s assassination, saying the former prime minister sacrificed his life "fighting" for them.

`India did not vote against Sri Lanka for Tamils` good`

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 18:30

India Friday justified its abstention from voting on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC, saying the decision was driven by welfare of Tamils in that country.

Sri Lanka `complicit` in torture of Tamils: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 08:43

The "highest levels" of Sri Lanka`s government were complicit in raping, torturing and abducting ethnic Tamils following the nation`s ethnic civil war, a report by rights groups warned on Saturday.

Lanka`s northern province to revive talks with Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 21:11

Sri Lanka`s Tamil-dominated northern province has unanimously agreed to revive the stalled direct talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa.