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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
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
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
Tamils in Sri Lanka hold demonstrations demanding international probe into war crimes

Mar 23, 2015

Tamils in Sri Lanka hold demonstrations demanding international probe into war crimes

A large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka on Monday held demonstrations in the North and Eastern provinces, demanding an international probe into the alleged human rights violations during the last phase of war with the LTTE. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Tamil #UNHRC #Sri Lankan Tamils #Maithripala Sirisena
India and Sri Lanka are too close to look away from each other, says PM Modi

Mar 13, 2015

India and Sri Lanka are too close to look away from each other, says PM Modi

In a top-level visit that came after 28 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached out to Sri Lanka saying the security of the two countries is "indivisible" and favoured a life of equality, justice and dignity for Tamils in its "new journey" of peace and reconciliation. #India #Sri Lanka #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Sri Lankan Tamils #PM Modi
Sri Lanka elections: Tamils from North being prevented from voting, say monitors

Jan 08, 2015

Sri Lanka elections: Tamils from North being prevented from voting, say monitors

Election monitors said Thursday that voters in northern Sri Lanka were prevented from casting their ballots in an election that pits President Mahinda Rajapaksa against an ally who suddenly defected from the ruling party to run against him. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Jaffna #Sri Lankan Tamils #Mannar #Maithripala Sirisena #northern Sri Lanka
MDMK chief Vaiko walks out of NDA, says PM Modi betrayed Tamils

Dec 08, 2014

MDMK chief Vaiko walks out of NDA, says PM Modi betrayed Tamils

MDMK led by Vaiko decided to quit NDA alliance in Tamil Nadu alleging that the BJP government at the Centre was acting against Tamils. #Tamil Nadu #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Vaiko #Chennai #tamils #NDA Government #MDMK #Sri Lankan Tamils #NDA allies #Tamilians
 Lanka's main Tamil party demands greater devolution of power in north

Sep 10, 2014

Lanka's main Tamil party demands greater devolution of power in north

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA will start a non-violent struggle from January to seek full implementation of the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka Accord to achieve maximum devolution of power in northern areas. #India #Sri Lanka #TNA #Genocide #Sri Lankan Tamils #1987 Indo-Sri Lanka accord
Sri Lanka: Mass grave with 80 bodies found in former LTTE bastion

Feb 26, 2014

Sri Lanka: Mass grave with 80 bodies found in former LTTE bastion

Eighty skeletal remains have been dug out of a mass grave in a former LTTE stronghold in Sri Lanka, fuelling speculation that the bodies are of Tamil civilians who disappeared during the war with the rebels. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Sri Lankan Civil War #Sri Lankan Tamils #LTTE insurgents