Former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa denies giving money to LTTE

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today denied allegations that he gave money to the LTTE, saying the ruling coalition leaders have been trying to "mislead voters" ahead of the parliament elections next month.

Prabhakaran's kin to contest against Rajapaksa in Lanka polls

 A relative of slain LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran has entered the fray for Sri Lanka's parliamentary election to be held in August 17 to challenge former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Mullaperiyar dam: Vaiko criticises Tamil Nadu govt's stand

MDMK leader Vaiko on Tuesday criticised the Tamil Nadu government for filing an affidavit in the Supreme court seeking CISF deployment for Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala in view of perceived threats by LTTE.

DNA: Analysis of first SECC survey in eight decades

Government on Friday refrained from releasing the caste-based data in its first Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) released in eight decades and maintained that it was concerned with economic data which will help in effective implementation of its programmes.

'Lanka strengthening diplomatic ties to reduce LTTE network'

Sri Lanka is strengthening its diplomatic ties to reduce the LTTE's international network and its ability to raise funds, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, after a US report alleged that Tamil Tiger rebels' global network and funding is intact.

War crimes probe delayed due to impending polls in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's proposed war crimes probe into the alleged human rights violation on the LTTE has been postponed till September as the governement is now focusing on impending parliamentary elections, the Foreign Minister said today.

Lanka opposition asks govt to act on US report on LTTE

Asserting that there is a "threat" to national security, Sri Lanka's opposition Monday asked the government to act urgently over a US report which said that the LTTE's international network and funding was intact.

Rajapaksa fears LTTE revival in Sri Lanka

 Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is mounting a political comeback, has expressed fears that the separatist Tamil Tigers could regroup and revive terrorism in the country.

Sri Lanka violates human rights of minorities: Report

 Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.

Sri Lanka's domestic war crimes probe to get underway next month

 Sri Lanka will begin next month its domestic probe into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of decades-long war with the LTTE to meet the UN deadline, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

Lanka's domestic war crimes probe to get underway next month

Sri Lanka will begin next month its domestic probe into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of decades-long war with the LTTE to meet the UN deadline, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

Modi govt plans 'fitting' observation of Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary

The Narendra Modi government has called for a "fitting" commemoration of the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, which is observed as anti-terrorism day.

HRW slams promotion of Lanka civil war general

The promotion of a Sri Lankan army general credited for the military victory over the LTTE casts doubt on the new government's pledges to credibly investigatealleged war crimes, a prominent rights group said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka Govt warns against commemorating LTTE

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday warned that any attempt to commemorate LTTE on the sixth anniversary of the end of the three-decade long battle will not be condoned.

Lanka promises to meet deadline for probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka's new government today said a domestic mechanism will be in place by September to probe into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of decades-long war with the LTTE.

John Kerry praises Sri Lankan govt progress in peace process
John Kerry praises Sri Lankan govt progress in peace process

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday praised the "openness" of the new Sri Lankan government in its efforts to boost democracy, human rights and ensure reconciliation with the country's minority Tamils.

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE

 Tamil National Alliance has no allegiance to the LTTE as it is not in favour of terrorism, a senior leader of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said, rebutting allegations in this regard.

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.

Zee Media exclusive report from former LTTE hub Mulai

Watch: Zee Media reporter Rahul Sinha's exclusive report from former LTTE hub Mulai, Sri Lanka.