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Top Prabhakaran aide arrested in Sri Lanka

 Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan was the former deputy leader of the LTTE and a trusted aide of the slain Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Ex-LTTE man detained in Pune for travelling with fake passport

Suthan Suppiah (37) was detained when he was about to board Lufthansa flight early on Thursday morning, said a police officer.

'104 LTTE cadres poisoned to death at Lanka rehab centres'

'104 LTTE cadres poisoned to death at Lanka rehab centres'

Politicians of the main Tamil party TNA politicians and the Tamil media claimed the deaths of some 104 ex-LTTE cadres who had allegedly been given poisonous injections. 

Sri Lanka to buy new fighter aircraft

Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a proposal to purchase new fighter aircraft, the first major plan to buy military hardware since the brutal war with the LTTE ended in 2009.

Sri Lanka aims to demilitarise island by 2018

Sri Lanka intends to become completely demilitarised by 2018, the government said Wednesday, a significant announcement that will end the army`s involvement in civilian life after decades of ethnic war.

Sri Lanka's focus on LTTE affects its attention to ISIS: US report

Sri Lanka's focus on LTTE affects its attention to ISIS: US report

US said Sri Lanka maintained a strong military presence in post-conflict areas and continued to voice concern about re-emergence of LTTE sympathisers.

Former LTTE operatives arrested in Sri Lanka

Four former LTTE operatives have been arrested by police in Sri Lanka on suspicion of trying to revive the banned group's separatist activities.

We should not hesitate to dismiss any govt if it fails to fight terror: Subramanian Swamy

Terming terrorism a "cancer", BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday suggested the dismissal of any government which does not tackle the menace.

We should not hesitate to dismiss any govt if it fails to fight terror: Swamy

Swamy claimed that a majority of Muslims and Hindus have the "same DNA".

Govt looking to devolve power in new Constitution: Lanka PM Ranil Wickremsinghe

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe on Tuesday said the government will look to devolve power without damaging the united nature of the country in the new Constitution to be formulated by next year.

UN keen on credible Sri Lanka investigation

The UN has said it remains committed to ensuring a credible investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka during the final phase of the civil war that ended seven years ago.

Lanka appoints panel to probe media harassment under Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed a committee to probe the harassment of media personnel under the regime of his powerful predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa.

'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..

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe seeks probe into `missing` wartime gold

Sri Lanka`s prime minister on Wednesday called for a probe into the whereabouts of vast quantities of gold held by the army, years after it was recovered from the island`s former warzone.

Sri Lanka demands aid for war-torn regions

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it would call for international investments and assistance to develop the formerly war-torn areas in the country.

Fugitive underworld don and LTTE sympathiser Kumar Pillai held in Singapore

Fugitive underworld don and LTTE sympathiser Kumar Pillai held in Singapore

Fugitive underworld don Kumar Pillai, who is wanted in Mumbai for several cases of murder and extortion, has been detained by the Singapore authorities, it was reported on Friday.

Sarath Fonseka's appointment to parliament sends wrong signal: HRW

 Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka's appointment to parliament sends "worrying signals" on accountability and contradicts the government's pledges to probe atrocities allegedly committed under his command during the brutal civil war with the LTTE, an international rights group said today.

Tamils seek power devolution in Sri Lanka's new Constitution

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party on Tuesday demanded devolution of powers in the new Constitution to resolve ethnic issues. 

Sri Lanka scales back list of banned pro-LTTE outfits

Maithripala Sirisena has significantly scaled back a ban imposed by the previous regime on several Tamil diaspora groups and individuals thought to have links with the LTTE.

Sri Lanka slashes list of 'terrorists' in reconciliation bid

The government did not immediately comment on the move, but it had promised eight months ago to carry out a review as part of reconciliation efforts.