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Rapper SVDP talks 'One Hundred Thousand Flowers': Why single on Sri Lankan civil war is his most important song yet
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Rapper SVDP talks 'One Hundred Thousand Flowers': Why single on Sri Lankan civil war is his most important song yet

34 years after his family fled the Sri Lankan civil war, Toronto-based Tamil rapper SVDP has foregrounded the violence inflicted on his community, with Made in Jaffna, his third album.

Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary
India

Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary

Gandhi, who was prime minister between 1984-89, was assassinated by the LTTE during an election campaign in May, 1991

Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect
India

Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect

It is now commonplace to view India-Sri Lanka bilateral ties through the lens of New Delhi’s great power game with Beijing.

India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder
India

India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi comes in amidst the greatest assertion of Chinese power across the Indian Ocean since the 15th Century

Ahead of visit to New Delhi, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka won't do anything to harm India's interests
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Ahead of visit to New Delhi, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka won't do anything to harm India's interests

Newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a 'neutral country' and work with all the countries

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints ex-PM and brother Mahinda as Prime Minister after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns
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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints ex-PM and brother Mahinda as Prime Minister after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns

Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed the prime minister on 26 October, 2018 by the then president Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked Wickremesinghe in a controversial move that plunged Sri Lanka into an unprecedented constitutional crisis

Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'
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Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

Even though there are 35 candidates in the fray for the Sri Lanka presidential election, the election has come down to a race between two candidates — Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan surrenders in Vellore after being out of jail on ordinary leave for 52 days
India

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan surrenders in Vellore after being out of jail on ordinary leave for 52 days

Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, surrendered at a prison in Tamil Nadu, after being out of the jail for 52 days on ordinary leave granted by the Madras High Court.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras High Court rejects parole extension of convict Nalini Sriharan
India

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras High Court rejects parole extension of convict Nalini Sriharan

The Madras High Court refused to extend the parole granted to Nalini Sriharan, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief
World

Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief

Silva, who will take charge as incumbent Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake's service was not extended, has however denied the allegations of violating international human rights laws, including shelling a hospital.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Convict Nalini Sriharan gets 30-day parole from Madras HC to attend daughter's marriage
India

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Convict Nalini Sriharan gets 30-day parole from Madras HC to attend daughter's marriage

The Madras High Court on Friday granted one month parole to Nalini Sriharan, serving a life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Chennai court convicts Vaiko in 2009 sedition case; MDMK chief gets one-year jail term for pro-LTTE speech
India

Chennai court convicts Vaiko in 2009 sedition case; MDMK chief gets one-year jail term for pro-LTTE speech

According to the prosecution, Vaiko's speech on 15 July, 2009, while releasing the Tamil version (Kutram Saaturgiren) of his English book 'I accuse' on the Sri Lankan issue, was against the Indian government, attracting the offence of sedition.

Madras HC allows Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini to personally appear on 5 July to argue on plea for leave
India

Madras HC allows Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini to personally appear on 5 July to argue on plea for leave

The Madras HC granted permission to Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, to appear in person on 5 July and argue on her plea for six months leave

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Two of nine Muslim ministers return to govt after resigning over 'anti-minority sentiments'
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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Two of nine Muslim ministers return to govt after resigning over 'anti-minority sentiments'

Two of the nine Sri Lankan Muslim ministers, who had resigned in the wake of growing anti-minority sentiments following the Easter Sunday bombings, returned to the government fold on Wednesday.

MHA bans LTTE for another five years declaring it 'unlawful association' threatning India's territorial integrity and security
India

MHA bans LTTE for another five years declaring it 'unlawful association' threatning India's territorial integrity and security

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that LTTE's objective for a separate homeland (Tamil Eelam) for all Tamils threatens the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India, and amounts to cession and secession of a part of the territory of India from the Union and thus falls within the ambit of unlawful activities.

Sri Lanka military chief Ravindra Wijegunaratne faces legal action for allegedly covering up mass murders during civil war, detained
India

Sri Lanka military chief Ravindra Wijegunaratne faces legal action for allegedly covering up mass murders during civil war, detained

Wijegunaratne is the highest-ranking military officer in Sri Lanka to ever be held by a court over alleged crimes from Sri Lanka's wartime past, when the armed forces were accused of grave abuses against civilians.

Sri Lanka's highest-ranking military officer Ravindra Wijegunaratne detained in abduction case of 11 youth
World

Sri Lanka's highest-ranking military officer Ravindra Wijegunaratne detained in abduction case of 11 youth

The court was informed that Wijegunaratne shielded a naval intelligence officer accused of 11 murders in the final stages of the civil war with the Tamil rebels that ended in 2009.

Dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament extends political uncertainty in Colombo, but it has likely simplified things for New Delhi
India

Dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament extends political uncertainty in Colombo, but it has likely simplified things for New Delhi

What the electoral transfer of power in Sri Lanka does is take away India’s imperative of having to choose between two sides and presents a more straightforward script.

US 'deeply concerned' about dissolution of Sri Lanka's parliament; says political crisis will derail country's progress
World

US 'deeply concerned' about dissolution of Sri Lanka's parliament; says political crisis will derail country's progress

The United States voiced concern on Saturday after Sri Lanka's president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question. The incoming head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee warned Sirisena he was jeopardizing US assistance including a package under discussion through the Millennium Challenge Cooperation, which supports countries that observe democratic norms.

Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa to decide on releasing Tamil prisoners 'soon', says Sri Lanka PM's son Namal
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Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa to decide on releasing Tamil prisoners 'soon', says Sri Lanka PM's son Namal

Mahinda Rajapaksa claims he has enough numbers to prove his majority and at least six of Wickremasinghe's men have defected to his side.