Vaiko celebrates Prabhakaran's 60th birthday, slams PM Modi for greeting Rajapaksa
Vaiko celebrates Prabhakaran's 60th birthday, slams PM Modi for greeting Rajapaksa

Chennai: Despite criticism from several quarters, MDMK founder Vaiko and hundreds of his supporters on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE founder V Prabakaran.

Rights activist welcomes Lanka's pardon to Indian fishermen

Noted human rights activist Avadhash Kaushal on Friday welcomed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapkasa's pardon to five Indian fishermen on death row for alleged drug trafficking but urged him to give the same treatment to the three?fishermen from his own country sentenced to death along with them for the same crime.

Subramanian Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth anniversary celebration in TN

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth ann celebration in TN

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

MDMK to celebrate 60th birth anniversary of Prabhakaran

Chennai: MDMK founder Vaiko Wednesday called for grand celebrations of the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE founder V Prabakaran on November 26.

Mahinda Rajapaksa alleges Norway funded LTTE

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday demanded that the Norwegian government must probe the funding of the LTTE during the island's three-decade civil war, alleging that Norway financed the ethnic Tamil militant group.

UN rights chief accuses Lanka of sabotaging war crimes probe

The UN rights chief has accused Sri Lanka of sabotaging a UN-mandated war crimes probe into the country's nearly three decades-long brutal civil war, saying the refusal to cooperate with the investigation raises concerns about the integrity of the government.

UN rights body seeks entry to Lanka despite Govt's refusal

The UNHRC panel to probe alleged human rights abuses during final stages of armed conflict in Sri Lanka will continue to seek access to the country despite its refusal to allow them into the nation.

Lanka panel receives more missing complaints from ex-LTTE base

 A Sri Lankan government panel probing thousands of cases of missing people during the nearly three- decade-long war with the LTTE has recorded more complaints of disappearances in a former Tamil Tiger stronghold.

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

iN the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy.

Rajapaksa hits out at opposition for taking pro-Tamil stand

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hit out at the opposition for "working" with the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora in a bid to oust him.

Sri Lanka to contest EU's delisting of LTTE

Sri Lanka will contest the decision by a European Union Court to delist the LTTE as a terroristorganisation and will send an envoy to Strasbourg to lobby the EU against the order.

Lanka concerned over EU court's annulment of sanctions on LTTE

Sri Lanka on Thursday expressed concern over an European Union court decision to strike down anti-terrorism sanctions against the LTTE imposed in 2006.

Lanka restricts foreigners' entry to former Northern war zone

Sri Lanka on Wednesday barred foreigners from visiting its former war zone in the Tamil-majority northern province without prior approval, citing national security concerns amid reports of attempts to revive the LTTE.

Sri Lankan military to return Tamil civilians' gold

Sri Lanka's military Tuesday announced it would return unspecified quantities of gold jewellery recovered from a battle site dating to the crushing of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels more than five years ago.

Senior Lankan Tamil leader wants Indian model of devolution

A veteran Tamil politician has wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi backing Indian model of 'devolution of power' to solve the ethnic impasse in Sri Lanka.

Jayalalithaa's conviction an internal Indian issue: Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan government on Tuesday declined to comment on the conviction of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case, calling it an internal matter of India.

Jayalalithaa's conviction an internal Indian issue: Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan government on Tuesday declined to comment on the conviction of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in disproportionate assets case, calling it an internal matter of India.

Sri Lanka wins backing of 22 nations against UN rights probe

Sri Lanka has won the backing of 22 nations in its battle against the UN's war crimes probe into the country's human rights record during its brutal civil war.

Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN spokesman

 Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.