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No foreign judges in SL war crimes probe, says Fonseka

Jul 14, 2016

No foreign judges in SL war crimes probe, says Fonseka

Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka, who led government troops to victory over the LTTE, on Thursday endorsed the view of President Maithripala Sirisena that there will be no foreign judges for war crimes investigation. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Sri Lankan Civil War #Sarath Fonseka #Lankan Tamils
I ended war with LTTE to achieve reconciliation, says Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa

Jun 26, 2016

I ended war with LTTE to achieve reconciliation, says Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa

Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday accused the government of a political "witch hunt" against him and to wipe out the legacy of his regime that had ended the separatist war with LTTE with an aim to achieve reconciliation with the minority Tamil community. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Sirisena #Polonnaruwa
Sri Lankan troops to stay in Tamil-dominated North, says military chief Senanayake

Jun 12, 2016

Sri Lankan troops to stay in Tamil-dominated North, says military chief Senanayake

Sri Lankan troops will stay in the Tamil-dominated former war zone of North and look after the minority community, a senior army officer has said, virtually rejecting Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran's demand of withdrawal of military. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Sri Lanka civil war #Tamils in Sri Lanka #CV Wigneswaran #Mahes Senanayake
Lanka President Sirisena vows to eradicate LTTE ideology completely

Jun 08, 2016

Lanka President Sirisena vows to eradicate LTTE ideology completely

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to "eradicate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ideology" locally and globally. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Tamil #Colombo #Sinhalese #Maithripala Sirisena
Sri Lanka to enable certificates of absence for 65,000 people missing during war

Jun 07, 2016

Sri Lanka to enable certificates of absence for 65,000 people missing during war

In a landmark decision, the Sri Lankan cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft legislation to enable issuing 'certificates of absence' for some 65,000 people, who went missing during the brutal three decade-long war with the LTTE, to settle long-pending issues of property for their kin #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Sri Lanka civil war #Sri Lankan Tamils #Missing SL Tamils
A reporter who went hunting for Veerappan watches 'Veerappan' the movie

May 31, 2016

A reporter who went hunting for Veerappan watches 'Veerappan' the movie

Having spent a good part of my career visiting the jungle which Veerappan ruled, I watched Ram Gopal Varma’s movie with some expectations. #Bollywood #Ram Gopal Varma #LTTE #Lisa Ray #Veerappan #Sachiin Joshi #Usha Jadhav #Jungle
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