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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

Jul 07, 2014

Australia returns asylum seekers

Australia's government has confirmed it handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea. The incident has outraged human rights groups, which fear those on board could face persecution when they return to their... #Afghanistan #Iran #Australia #Sri Lanka #Tony Abbott #Sarah Hanson-Young #Scott Morrison (politician)
BJP against screening of 'Madras Cafe' in Mumbai

Jun 26, 2014

UN names advisors for Sri Lanka war probe

Martti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish president and Nobel laureate, will serve as an advisor to an international probe into alleged war crimes during the final stages of Sri Lanka's civil war, the UN has said. Ahtisaari, who won the 2008 Nobel Peace P... #Pakistan #Namibia #Sri Lanka #Cambodia #Northern Ireland #Balkans #Khmer Rouge #Asma Jahangir #Martti Ahtisaari #United Nations Human Rights Council #Human Rights Commission, NZ
BJP against screening of 'Madras Cafe' in Mumbai

Jun 19, 2014

Sri Lanka parliament rejects UN war probe

Sri Lanka's parliament has rejected an investigation by the UN human rights body into alleged crimes during the final stages of island nation's civil war that ended in 2009. Legislators from the ruling coalition overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday for ... #Sri Lanka #United Nations Human Rights Council
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