Setting aside their differences, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday strongly backed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the Sri Lankan defence website carried an article critical of her, with an accompanying graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The DMK on Thursday said Narendra Modi could have "avoided" inviting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse for his May 26 swearing-in ceremony, saying the BJP leader should "understand the feelings" of people of Tamil Nadu.
resident Mahinda Rajapakse led celebrations at a major victory parade Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka`s Tamil separatist war, as commemorations for its victims were blocked.
Four macaws belonging to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse have escaped his tightly-guarded official residence in Colombo, his office said today as it appealed for help to trace the colourful long-tailed birds.
Sri Lanka tried to claim a moral victory on Friday and insisted it would push on with reconciliation efforts after being censured by the UN`s top rights body for failing to bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice.
Sri Lanka made little progress in 2013 in accountability for serious human rights abuses committed during the country`s civil war, Human Rights Watch has said and called for an international probe to provide justice for victims.
The provincial government in Sri Lanka’s main Tamil region said Thursday it would compile its own death toll from the country’s ethnic war, saying an ongoing census would play down the number of casualties.
Tamil voters in northern Sri Lanka are set to elect their first ever semi-autonomous council on Saturday, in a post-war power-sharing exercise already marred by allegations of army intimidation and harassment.