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Censor board cuts dialogue on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination in RGV's 'Veerappan'

May 24, 2016

Censor board cuts dialogue on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination in RGV's 'Veerappan'

Ram Gopal Varma told us that censors asked for this particular line of dialogue from his film 'Veerappan' to be cut #Ram Gopal Varma #LTTE #Prabhakaran #Rajiv Gandhi assassination #CBFC #Veerappan
Lankan Tamils commemorate death anniversary of civil war victims

May 18, 2016

Lankan Tamils commemorate death anniversary of civil war victims

Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern province commemorated the civilians who died during the civil war between the LTTE and the army #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Sri Lankan Army #Lankan Tamils #Jaffna University #CV Wigneswaran #Maithripala Sirisena #Mullaitivu
Sri Lanka: Police arrest four LTTE operatives suspected of reviving separatist group

May 03, 2016

Sri Lanka: Police arrest four LTTE operatives suspected of reviving separatist group

Four former LTTE operatives have been arrested by police in Sri Lanka on suspicion of trying to revive the banned group's separatist activities. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Tamil Eelam #Jaffna #Northern Province #Ranil Wickremesinghe
Ex-Lanka Prez Rajapaksa's security withdrawn, family accuses govt of political witch-hunt

May 02, 2016

Ex-Lanka Prez Rajapaksa's security withdrawn, family accuses govt of political witch-hunt

Mahinda Rajapaksa's son accused the government of carrying out a political witch-hunt against the former president and his family #Corruption #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Sri Lanka President #Maithripala Sirisena
Politics first: Why BJP should go for Jayalalithaa's bait on Rajiv assassination convicts

Mar 03, 2016

Politics first: Why BJP should go for Jayalalithaa's bait on Rajiv assassination convicts

If the BJP plays along, the big loser will be the DMK because its record of intervention in either the war against Tamils in Sri Lanka or the desperate pleas of Nalini and others had been dubious. #Politics #Tamil Nadu #DMK #Congress #Sri Lanka #PoliticsDecoder #Supreme Court #J. Jayalalithaa #LTTE #Rajiv Gandhi #Vaiko #Death Penalty #States #tamils #G Ramakrishnan #Nalini #Thol Thirumavalavan
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