Implement 1987 Indo-Lanka accord, demands Lanka Tamil party

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA will start a non-violent struggle from January to seek full implementation of the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka Accord to achieve maximum devolution of power in northern areas.

TNA delegation meets Sushma Swaraj, discusses Sri Lanka situation

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance, the ruling party in Jaffna province of Sri Lanka, gave a "detailed" presentation on the current political situation in Lanka to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought greater role by India in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem there.

Lanka`s TNA seeks public views to resolve ethnic impasse

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil political party TNA has sought suggestions from the public on ways to resolve the long-standing ethnic impasse in the country.

TNA rejects Sri Lanka govt`s accusation of stalling talks

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party has dismissed the government`s stance blaming it for the stalled direct negotiations to hammer out a political settlement to the island`s ethnic conflict.

Sri Lanka`s TNA backs UN report calling for international probe

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party backed a damning UN report which has called for an international probe into allegations of war crimes during the final battle with the LTTE.

TNA to push for international probe into Lanka war crimes

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party has said it will push for an independent international probe into alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of the civil war against the LTTE in 2009.

Sri Lanka war dead count improper: Tamil party

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party on Wednesday said a census to ascertain the number of dead and disappeared in the country`s nearly three-decade-long civil war was not being conducted properly.

India will stand by Lankan Tamils: Foreign Secretary tells TNA

India today assured Sri Lankan Tamils that it will stand by them and do its best to ensure that they are able to live a life of respect and dignity.

Rift in Lankan TNA over ministerial posts, 9 refuse to take oath

The rift within the Tamil National Alliance over ministerial appointments in the government for Sri Lanka`s northern province has widened with nine elected representatives refusing to be sworn in by the new Chief Minister.

Lanka SC gives 2 weeks to TNA to respond to petitions

Sri Lanka`s Supreme Court on Wednesday gave two weeks time to the country`s main Tamil party TNA to respond to petitions alleging that its election manifesto for northern provincial polls supported self determination for Tamils.

TNA picks Muslim for northern provincial council

The Tamil National Alliance, which won last week`s historic northern provincial elections in Sri Lanka, has named a Muslim and a women member of the party to fill two bonus seats.

Chidambaram lauds TNA for securing resounding mandate in polls

P Chidambaram lauded Tamil National Alliance for securing a "resounding mandate" in elections for the Northern province in Sri Lanka.

Tamil party sweeps polls in former LTTE-held region in Lanka

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party on Sunday secured a landslide win in the historic provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in the former LTTE-ruled Northern Province.

Tamil party sweeps polls in former LTTE-held region in Lanka

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party today secured a landslide win in the historic provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in the former LTTE-ruled Northern Province.

Karunanidhi hails TNA`s victory in provincial council polls

DMK`s M Karunanidhi hailed the victory of the Tamil National Alliance in the provincial council polls held after a gap of 25 years in the former Tamil Tigers-ruled northern province in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Tamil party sweeps provincial polls

Sri Lanka`s main minority Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has swept to victory in the provincial council elections held in the Northern Province after 25 years, official results showed Sunday.

Sri Lankans told not to vote for Tamil group: NYT

Men wearing army uniforms and carrying guns are visiting houses in Sri Lanka`s Tamil-majority Northern Province to tell people not to vote for a Tamil alliance, the New York Times reported.

Sri Lanka`s Tamils vote under the shadow of guns

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.

TNA urges police and land powers for north

Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party, TNA has renewed its demand for police and land control powers for the northern province where provincial council elections will be held on September 21.

Sri Lanka main Tamil party to snub select committee on 13A

President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s Sinhala majority allies warn that undiluted powers to provinces could lead to the separation of the country and a realisation of the Tamil dream to carve out a separate homeland.