UPA aggravated issue of fishermen and Sri Lankan Tamils

BJP on Saturday accused the UPA government of aggravating various issues, including agriculture, Sri Lankan Tamils and also arrests of Fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy.

13 acquitted of charges of aiding LTTE in 2009

A Sessions Court here has acquitted three Sri Lankan Tamils and ten others of charges of hoarding communication gadgets and medicines with the aim of supplying them to the LTTE in 2009.

Sri Lankan Tamils journey to US turns into ordeal

The journey of five Sri Lankan Tamil men, who fled their homeland, turned into an ordeal as after travelling through several countries they ended up languishing in American jails.

DMK has struggled for SL Tamil cause since early days: Karunanidhi

Refuting criticism that his party had done little for the Sri Lankan Tamils cause, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday said it had struggled for the ethnic minority since the early days, with even his party led governments being dismissed in the light of the issue.

Vaiko meets Sri Sri Ravishankar

MDMK leader Vaiko and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar on Saturday held discussions on various matters, including the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

No training should be imparted to Lankan military: Vasan

Joining the chorus against India`s offer to train Sri Lankan Naval personnel, Shipping Minister G K Vasan Thursday said the Centre should avoid such taking such policy decisions.

School teacher arrested for verbally abusing Cong woman MLA

A private school teacher has been arrested for verbally abusing a Congress woman MLA while speaking on a live television show on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, besides making certain remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, police said on Friday.

BJP concerned about Lankan Tamils but non-committal on CHOGM

The BJP on Thursday expressed concern over the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils but remained non- committal on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should attend the CHOGM Summit in Colombo.

Sri Lankan MP claims not allowed to participate in Ganesh festival

A Sri Lankan MP claimed he was denied permission to participate in a Ganesh Chathurthi procession.

India urges Sri Lanka for early return of fishermen

India on Monday urged Sri Lanka for the early return of Indian fishermen held in its jails and also stressed on the need for Colombo to stand by its commitment not to dilute the 13th Amendment on devolution of powers to provinces.

Sri Lanka will like Manmohan Singh to participate in CHOGM meet: Peiris

Sri Lanka said it would like Manmohan Singh to attend the upcoming CHOGM meeting in Colombo despite opposition from political parties in Tamil Nadu.

Centre spares no steps to protect Lankan Tamils: Narayanasamy

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had assured Tamil Nadu government that there was no change in the stand of the Centre on reconciliation and devolution of political powers to ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka.

`No change in Centre`s stand on SL Tamil`s issue`

PM Manmohan Singh has informed CM J Jayalalithaa that New Delhi will work towards ensuring that Tamils are "masters of their own destiny within framework of a united Sri Lanka."

Seeking support in RS polls does not mean DMK has aligned again with Cong: Stalin

DMK on Sunday asserted its seeking Congress support in the Rajya Sabha polls did not mean that they had aligned again with that party.

Chidambaram criticises BJP on Sri Lankan Tamils issue

Chidambaram further boasted of the Congress party`s commitment to raise voice against the 2009 genocide by Sri Lanka.

India should have sought SL`s suspension from Commonwealth: BJP

Expressing support to cause of protecting Sri Lankan Tamils, BJP said India should have demanded Sri Lanka`s suspension from the Commonwealth.

Tamil film industry unites for Sri Lankan Tamils

For a second time within two weeks, the Tamil film industry will join hands to observe a day-long fast Tuesday against the reported genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. The first fast was observed March 19 here.

Govt not taking honest position on Sri Lankan issu

CPI on Saturday accused the government of not taking an honest position on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and asked it respond to the resolution adopted by the Tamil Nadu assembly.

Swamy demands Vaiko`s arrest over remarks against Lankan envoy

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Thursday termed MDMK chief Vaiko`s remarks against Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam as "scurrilous" and demanded his arrest.

IPL matches in TN only if no SL players, umpires, officials: Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa said IPL matches would be permitted in TN only if there were no Sri Lankan players, umpires, officials or support staff in these matches.