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Sri Lanka marks a decade of the end of civil war

Sri Lanka, still reeling under the scars of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, Saturday marked 10 years of the end of the nearly brutal civil war between the government and the LTTE even as it came under criticism for failing to ensure justice for the victims.

May 18, 2019, 17:43 PM IST

Centre extends ban on LTTE over its 'strong anti-India posture'

The Union Home Ministry said that the LTTE has been clandestinely working towards Tamil Eelam and undertaking fundraising activities for the same. 

May 14, 2019, 09:41 AM IST

Sri Lanka's former Tamil state minister arrested for LTTE comment

Vijeyakala Maheswaran had reportedly said that deteriorating law and order situation in the Northern Province was making people feel they were better off under LTTE.

Oct 08, 2018, 18:19 PM IST

Ex-LTTE leader's wife Ananthi Saseetharan sworn in as north Lanka minister

Ananthi Saseetharan was appointed as the minister of rehabilitation and women's affairs by Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran in the reshuffle of the northern council of ministers.

Jun 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

MDMK Chief Vaiko denied entry into Malaysia for alleged LTTE links

Vaiko was stopped at the Kuala Lumpur Airport and questioned for several hours on his alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Jun 09, 2017, 13:50 PM IST

Indira Gandhi had asked RAW to aid LTTE; former Tamil Nadu CM MG Ramachandran provided money to terror group: Kumaran Pathmanathan

Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP has alleged that there was no link between LTTE and Maoist groups in Nepal and India.

May 23, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

Revealed - The truth behind Rajiv Gandhi's assassination

A former Commander of LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) makes shocking revelations about the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th

May 23, 2017, 11:40 AM IST

Top Prabhakaran aide arrested in Sri Lanka

 Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan was the former deputy leader of the LTTE and a trusted aide of the slain Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Nov 29, 2016, 16:02 PM IST

Ex-LTTE man detained in Pune for travelling with fake passport

Suthan Suppiah (37) was detained when he was about to board Lufthansa flight early on Thursday morning, said a police officer.

Sep 02, 2016, 12:31 PM IST

Sri Lanka to buy new fighter aircraft

Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a proposal to purchase new fighter aircraft, the first major plan to buy military hardware since the brutal war with the LTTE ended in 2009.

Aug 10, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

Wanted gangster Kumar Pillai, held in Singapore, extradited to Mumbai

Gangster Kumar Pillai had been taken into custody in Singapore after a Red Corner Notice (RCN) was issued against him by Interpol.

Jun 28, 2016, 10:06 AM IST

Govt looking to devolve power in new Constitution: Lanka PM Ranil Wickremsinghe

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe on Tuesday said the government will look to devolve power without damaging the united nature of the country in the new Constitution to be formulated by next year.

Mar 29, 2016, 22:33 PM IST

'Killing Rajiv Gandhi was LTTE's biggest mistake'

The just released 549-page book is the most exhaustive account of the Norwegian-led peace process that sought to end three decades of conflict in Sri Lanka..

Mar 10, 2016, 15:59 PM IST

Sri Lanka's ex-defence minister slams UN rights chief's visit

Stepping up opposition to a UN-backed probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, former defence minister Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Monday denounced the UN human rights chief's visit to the country as a "big joke" and accused him of trying to please the pro-LTTE diaspora.

Feb 08, 2016, 15:55 PM IST

Sri Lanka slashes list of 'terrorists' in reconciliation bid

The government did not immediately comment on the move, but it had promised eight months ago to carry out a review as part of reconciliation efforts.

Nov 22, 2015, 04:22 AM IST

30 Tamil political prisoners to be released on bail today

First batch of 30 Tamil political prisoners languishing in Sri Lankan jails will be freed on bail on Wednesday even as over 200 inmates, including LTTE rebels, have resumed hunger strike demanding their immediate release.

Nov 11, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

Sri Lanka accountability process would be purely domestic: FM

The process to fix accountability as mandated by the latest UNHRC resolution for the alleged rights abuses during the conflict with the LTTE will be completely domestic, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said rejecting claims that it was a hybrid mechanism.

Oct 24, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka launch hunger strike

Tamil political detainees, including former Tamil Tiger guerrillas, started a hunger strike on Monday in Sri Lanka, calling for their immediate release.

Oct 12, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

Lanka rights abuse probe to be 'completely domestic': Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asserted that the judicial mechanism to probe the alleged rights abuses during the last phase of civil war with LTTE will be "completely domestic", ruling out the possibility of a special hybrid mechanism involving foreign judges.

Oct 03, 2015, 14:35 PM IST

Sri Lanka likely to dodge international probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka appears set to avoid an international inquiry into atrocities committed during its lengthy civil war if a new UN resolution is adopted next week.

Sep 25, 2015, 15:12 PM IST