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Sri Lanka lifts 'unofficial ban' on Tamil national anthem on country's Independence day

Feb 04, 2016

Sri Lanka lifts 'unofficial ban' on Tamil national anthem on country's Independence day

Lifting an unofficial ban, Sri Lanka's national anthem was today sung in Tamil at a ceremony here to mark the the country's independence day, in an effort to achieve reconciliation with the ethnic minority community. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Rajapaksa #President Maithripala Sirisena #Tamil Anthem #Sri Lanka Independence Day
Sri Lanka's president Sirisena pardons LTTE member who plotted to assassinate him

Jan 09, 2016

Sri Lanka's president Sirisena pardons LTTE member who plotted to assassinate him

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena marked his first year in office on Friday by pardoning a Tamil Tiger rebel convicted of plotting to murder him a decade ago. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Maithripala Sirisena #Sivarajah Jeneevan
Second 'torture camp' used by LTTE found in Sri Lanka, claims former Tamil politician

Dec 03, 2015

Second 'torture camp' used by LTTE found in Sri Lanka, claims former Tamil politician

An illegal detention centre similar to the one discovered by UN experts in eastern Sri Lanka has been found in the country's northern Jaffna district. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam #News #War Crimes #Colombo #Brazil vs Colombia #Torture camps
Sri Lanka's attempts to humour western powers cause unease among its military

Nov 30, 2015

Sri Lanka's attempts to humour western powers cause unease among its military

In the third week of November, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena summoned top army generals who were involved in the campaign against LTTE. The Army Chief was not invited. The discussion focussed on how the government should respond on the setting-up of a commission that will investigate human rights violations in the months leading to the end of a 25-year-old bloody civil war in 2009. #ConnectTheDots #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Justice #UN Human Rights Council #Maithripala Sirisena #Ranil Wickremesinghe #Commission for Truth #Reconciliation and Non-Recurrence
Dheepan review: This Cannes 2015 Palme d'Or winner is an inspiring take on Europe's refugee crisis

Nov 02, 2015

Dheepan review: This Cannes 2015 Palme d'Or winner is an inspiring take on Europe's refugee crisis

Dheepan is an important film: with the current immigration crisis in Europe it asks a lot of questions that urgently need to be answered #Sri Lanka #LTTE #Tamil Tigers #Palme d'Or #Cannes 2015 #Dheepan #JioMAMI #Jacques Audiard
India hopes for consensus on resolution at UNHRC on Sri Lanka

Sep 26, 2015

India hopes for consensus on resolution at UNHRC on Sri Lanka

India is hopeful that there will be a consensus resolution on the issue at the UNHRC on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, next week #India #United Nations #Sri Lanka #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #LTTE #UNHRC #Sri Lankan Tamils #Maithripala Sirisena
Set up hybrid special court to deliver justice to victims of Sri Lanka war crimes, says UN human rights chief

Sep 17, 2015

Set up hybrid special court to deliver justice to victims of Sri Lanka war crimes, says UN human rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein released the much-anticipated United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)-mandated investigation report on Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Army #UN #TheySaidIt #Court #UNHRC
Sri Lanka's Tamils reject govt's wartime truth commission, demand international inquiry

Sep 15, 2015

Sri Lanka's Tamils reject govt's wartime truth commission, demand international inquiry

Sri Lanka's minority Tamils Tuesday rejected government plans for a truth commission to promote reconciliation after decades of ethnic war, insisting on an international inquiry. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Sri Lankan Tamils #UN Human Rights Commission #wartime truth commission
Modi govt calls for a 'fitting' commemoration of Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary

May 19, 2015

Modi govt calls for a 'fitting' commemoration of Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary

The Narendra Modi government has called for a "fitting" commemoration of the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, which is observed as anti-terrorism day. #India #UPA #Congress #BJP #LTTE #Rajiv Gandhi #Modi #NDA #anti-terrorism day #GandhiNewsTracker
Diplomacy of symbolism: How PM Modi stole Manmohan Singh's thunder in Jaffna

Mar 19, 2015

Diplomacy of symbolism: How PM Modi stole Manmohan Singh's thunder in Jaffna

The Jaffna leg of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just-concluded Sri Lanka visit can be summed up in one sentence. It was a triumph of diplomacy of symbolism over diplomacy of rhetoric. #Sri Lanka #Narendra Modi #LTTE #Colombo #Jaffna #CV Wigneswaran #Sirisena