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Vaiko protests Rajapaksa's presence at Modi's swearing-in

May 26, 2014

Vaiko protests Rajapaksa's presence at Modi's swearing-in

MDMK chief Vaiko, an NDA ally, today held a protest in the national capital against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Vaiko #Sri Lanka civil war #Modi's swearing-in ceremony
Sri Lanka govt not answerable for civil war deaths: foreign minister

Oct 01, 2013

Sri Lanka govt not answerable for civil war deaths: foreign minister

Sri Lanka's foreign minister said his government has no case to answer over the reported deaths of thousands of civilians at the end of its civil war, even as pressure grows for an international inquiry to account for the dead. #Sri Lanka #TheySaidIt #Human Rights #Sri Lanka civil war #GL Peiris
Lanka rejects Navi Pillay's call for war crimes probe

Sep 26, 2013

Lanka rejects Navi Pillay's call for war crimes probe

Sri Lanka has rejected UN rights chief Navi Pillay's call for an international probe if it fails to show clear progress by next March in probing alleged war crimes during the three-decade long conflict with LTTE. #NewsTracker #Sri Lanka civil war #Human Rights Navi Pillay #Sri Lanka war crimes probe
Will Saturday's elections usher in democracy for Sri Lankan Tamils?

Sep 20, 2013

Will Saturday's elections usher in democracy for Sri Lankan Tamils?

Tamils are hoping that provincial elections Saturday are the first step toward what all those years of struggle and war never brought. #Sri Lanka #Tamil Tigers #tamils #Sri Lanka civil war #Tamils in Sri Lanka #Sri Lanka elections
BJP against screening of 'Madras Cafe' in Mumbai

Aug 21, 2013

BJP against screening of 'Madras Cafe' in Mumbai

Opposing screening of 'Madras Cafe', in Mumbai for allegedly portraying the outlawed LTTE in bad light, the BJP today warned that its activists would take to streets if the film was screened here. #Bollywood #BJP #Sri Lanka #John Abraham #LTTE #Mumbai #Tamil #Shoojit Sircar #Sri Lanka civil war #Madras Cafe

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BJP against screening of 'Madras Cafe' in Mumbai

Aug 26, 2014

Sri Lanka's surging cash reliance on China

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Since ending its civil war in 2009, Sri Lanka has become increasingly financially dependent on China, receiving an estimated $4bn worth of loans, grants and aid. While government officials maintain the loans have brought to fruit... #China #Kuwait #Tokyo #Sri Lanka #World Bank #Mitsubishi #International Monetary Fund
BJP against screening of 'Madras Cafe' in Mumbai

Aug 19, 2014

Sri Lanka to reject visas to UN investigators

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the last phase of island nation's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced. Sri Lanka has refused to accept the author... #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #United Nations Human Rights Council
BJP against screening of 'Madras Cafe' in Mumbai

Aug 12, 2014

Sri Lanka slams 'false' US travel warning

Sri Lanka has accused the United States of creating a "false and alarmist view" after Washington warned of possible violence on the island and said anti-Western sentiment was rising. The travel warning was issued on Friday after an opposition party s... #United Nations #Sri Lanka #United Kingdom #Mahinda Rajapakse