UN refugee agency commends progress of Sri Lanka

UN`s top refugee agency today commended the progress made by Sri Lanka in reintegrating over five lakh internally displaced persons since the end of the civil conflict with the LTTE in 2009.

Jun 20, 2014, 20:49 PM IST

Sri Lanka Muslims cut back Friday prayers after unrest

Sri Lanka`s Muslim minority held shortened Friday prayer services as religious tensions gripped the island after clashes with hardline Buddhists killed four people, an official said.

Jun 20, 2014, 17:39 PM IST

Lankan panel asked to probe 1990 LTTE massacre of policemen

A Sri Lankan panel investigating the cases of thousands of people who went missing during the nearly three-decade war with LTTE has been asked to probe the execution of over 600 policemen by the Tamil rebels in 1990.

Jun 11, 2014, 20:40 PM IST

40 Lankan ex-LTTE members may get employed in Singapore firm

About 40 former members of the LTTE, who have successfully undergone rehabilitation under a government programme, are likely to get employed in a construction firm in Singapore, officials said today.

Jun 06, 2014, 13:21 PM IST

Three LTTE suspects arrested in Malaysia deported to Sri Lanka

Three LTTE suspects, who had been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly attempting to revive the banned Tamil rebel group at the international level, have been deported to Sri Lanka, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

May 27, 2014, 17:52 PM IST

Sri Lankan Air force to probe debris of helicopter

Sri Lankan Air force has discovered the debris of a helicopter in the seas off Mullaitivu, a stronghold of LTTE, and will probe if the chopper belonged to defence forces.

May 26, 2014, 17:35 PM IST

Utilise Lankan Prez visit to solve Tamils issue: CPIM to Centre

Amid strong opposition from all quarters to Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi`s invite to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in, CPI(M) on Sunday said the Centre should utilise this occasion for resolving the Lankan Tamils issue.

May 26, 2014, 00:50 AM IST

Sri Lankan nationalist party asks Norway to send LTTE leader

A Sri Lankan nationalist party has asked Norway to immediately handover an Oslo-based LTTE leader to face a criminal trial in the country.

May 23, 2014, 13:50 PM IST

Rajiv Gandhi death anniv: Will terrorism ever come to an end?

It is time to stop being resilient and to fight back the evil of terrorism.

May 21, 2014, 15:02 PM IST

Sri Lanka urged to go for international investigation

The Sri Lankan government should comply with the March 2014 UN Human Rights Council resolution creating an international investigation into allegations of serious abuses by both sides during the civil war, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

May 20, 2014, 20:14 PM IST

Sri Lankan hires Pak lawyer for UN rights probe

Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said here today.

May 18, 2014, 21:54 PM IST

Govt extends LTTE ban by five years; terms it threat to India

The 23-year-old ban imposed on terror group LTTE has been extended by five years by the Government which said the outfit is a threat to India`s sovereignty and integrity.

May 15, 2014, 21:41 PM IST

Rajapaksa did not succumb to int`l pressure in 2009: Lanka Minister

President Mahinda Rajapaksa refused to succumb to pressures exerted by some countries to end the military campaign against the LTTE in 2009, a top Sri Lankan minister has said.

May 14, 2014, 16:09 PM IST

150,000 pistol ammunition recovered in Sri Lankan town

A large haul of ammunition has been recovered from the former LTTE stronghold in Sri Lanka`s north.

May 10, 2014, 20:52 PM IST

Sri Lanka asks Canada not to ignore terrorist list

Sri Lanka today appealed to Canada not to ignore its designated terrorist list that includes the LTTE, saying it would be in violation of a UN resolution on counterterrorism.

May 08, 2014, 18:23 PM IST

Lanka temple tackles reconciliation amid fears of fighting

At a temple in the heart of Sri Lanka`s Sinhalese south, an unusual attempt at reconciliation is underway after decades of ethnic bloodshed, even as the government warns of fresh fighting.

May 05, 2014, 02:22 AM IST

US backs Lankan claim of existence of LTTE`s int`l network

The US has backed the Sri Lankan claim that an international network of sympathisers of the LTTE exists, channelling funds for the banned outfit to procure arms and other supplies.

May 01, 2014, 15:44 PM IST

Sri Lanka confident of containing any move to revive LTTE

Sri Lanka will "nip in the bud" any attempt to revive the LTTE, foreign minister said today, even as there was "compelling evidence" that the banned outfit was carrying out a global campaign to raise funds for terror activities in the country.

Apr 24, 2014, 17:54 PM IST

Sri Lanka seeks Interpol red notice for arrest of LTTE leader

Sri Lanka on Sunday said it will ask Interpol to issue a red notice for the arrest of a Europe- based LTTE leader who directed actions of three key operatives of the banned outfit killed in a major operation last week.

Apr 13, 2014, 22:38 PM IST

Sri Lanka justifies troops presence in former war zones

A day after three key operatives of the banned LTTE were killed in a major military operation in Sri Lanka`s north, the government on Friday justified maintaining troops in the former war zones.

Apr 12, 2014, 19:10 PM IST