Tamil writer Pathinathan returns home to Sri Lanka, after documenting refugee life in India over three decades
Renowned Tamil writer Pathinathan clearly remembers the day he set foot in Tamil Nadu after fleeing his home in Sri Lanka in the summer of 1990. As a wide-eyed 16-year-old, he hoped to return home in six months after a bit of sightseeing. Little did he know that he would end up spending three decades in India, only to start from scratch on his return to Sri Lanka in 2019.
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Sirisena has been criticised for failing to act on precise Indian intelligence that jihadists were about to hit churches and other targets in Sri Lanka.
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.
Four former LTTE operatives have been arrested by police in Sri Lanka on suspicion of trying to revive the banned group's separatist activities.
DMK president M Karunanidhi appealed to oppose President Mahinda Rajapaksa's address to the UNGA on September 25, by hoisting black flags.
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Targeting Tamil politicians will only help the Sri Lankan regime: Is that the government's real game?
The renewed chant for a Tamil Eelam is a dog-whistle to the basest ethno-linguistic nationalist sentiments that continue to fester beneath the surface in Tamil Nadu, which politicians pander to.
Fratricide among Tamil groups in Sri Lanka is often attributed as a reason for the Tamil cause being not taken up effectively, with Karunanidhi himself blaming this as a weakening force.
The Madras High Court has stayed a decision by the Madras police to ban a meet of the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation headed by DMK Chief, M Karunanidhi.
After initially refusing to relent on his demands for a seperate state for Tamils in Sri Lanka, M Karunanidhi has quickly toned down his rhetoric. What could be the reasons behind this?
Referring to the latest incident, Jayalalithaa said that fishermen in 45 boats fishing near Katchatheevu on 26 June were harassed by Sri Lankan Navy personnel.
The DMK president has asked the Prime Minister to take action against Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister Champika Ranawaka for comments made against the Tamil community.
Instead of focusing on local issues plaguing residents of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi has instead decided to revive his campaign for a Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka.
He said India should prevail upon the UN and other international fora for carving out such a state.