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.

DNA: A glance at PM Narendra Modi's Mauritius inning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Ganga Talao, considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, and offered prayers at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Also watch: Zee Media reporter Rahul Sinha's exclusive report from Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Don't need any outsiders in Lanka's warcrimes probe: Sirisena

 Sri Lanka does not want "any outsiders" in its domestic inquiry into alleged atrocities committed against the Tamil Tigers during the last stages of the country's civil war, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

Lankan Tamil leader writes to Modi to support UN probe

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Sri Lanka, a senior Tamil leader on Tuesday appealed to him to change India's opposition to a UN probe over alleged human rights violations in this country during the last phase of the civil war against the LTTE.

Lanka may release Tamil mother next week during PM Modi's visit

Coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here next week, Sri Lanka is likely to release a Tamil mother who has symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearance of thousands of people during the final stages of the war against the LTTE in 2009.

PM Modi to visit Jaffna, address Parliament during Lanka visit
PM Modi to visit Jaffna, address Parliament during Lanka visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit former LTTE-stronghold Jaffna in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated north and address the Parliament here during his three-day visit to the country next week.

Sri Lanka`s new president vows reconciliation

 New President Maithripala Sirisena vowed Wednesday to end Sri Lanka`s pariah status by working with the UN and promised national reconciliation, six years after the island`s ethnic war ended.

US warms up to Sri Lanka, says will assist new govt

The US on Monday said it is ready to assist the new Sri Lankan government in addressing human rights issues and good governance, in an effort to normalise ties after America sponsored resolutions against the country over alleged rights abuses during the war against the LTTE.

Sri Lanka to appoint panel to probe civil war

 Sri Lanka`s new government will appoint an independent commission to probe the last stages of the country`s civil war that ended in 2009, a minister said Friday.

Rajapaksa tells govt to stop 'political revenge'

Sri Lanka's beleaguered former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday asked the new government to stop "political revenge", a day after his country home in the southern province was raided by police.

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.

Sri Lanka lifts travel restrictions in north

Sri Lanka's new president Maithripala Sirisena on Friday ordered the lifting of travel restrictions for foreigners in the former war zone in the Tamil north and also removed an embargo on transporting goods.

Sri Lanka ruling coalition forms govt in Uva province

Sri Lanka's new ruling coalition on Wednesday formed the government in a southeastern province after five members of Mahinda Rajapaksa's alliance switched their allegiance to the new dispensation, in yet another blow to the besieged former president.

Maithripala Sirisena: Dark horse who unseated Sri Lanka`s strongman

Sri Lanka`s new president-elect Maithripala Sirisena was a low-profile minister until he emerged as the best hope for a fractured opposition to topple South Asia`s longest-serving leader, Mahinda Rajapakse.

Mahinda Rajapaksa asks minority Tamils to 'forget the past'

Sri Lanka will not allow any Arab Spring-type uprising in the country which is emerging from decades of ethnic war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is seeking an unprecedented third term, vowed today as he appealed to minority Tamils to "forget the past".

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.