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Tamil writer Pathinathan returns home to Sri Lanka, after documenting refugee life in India over three decades
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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.

Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move after promising to relax tough law imposed following Easter Sunday bombings
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Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move after promising to relax tough law imposed following Easter Sunday bombings

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
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: Police arrest four LTTE operatives suspected of reviving separatist group
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Sri Lanka: Police arrest four LTTE operatives suspected of reviving separatist group

Four former LTTE operatives have been arrested by police in Sri Lanka on suspicion of trying to revive the banned group's separatist activities.

Hoist black flags to oppose Rajapaksa's address to UN General Assembly: DMK chief Karunanidhi
India

Hoist black flags to oppose Rajapaksa's address to UN General Assembly: DMK chief Karunanidhi

DMK president M Karunanidhi appealed to oppose President Mahinda Rajapaksa's address to the UNGA on September 25, by hoisting black flags.

Talking tough to Sri Lanka: Why India should learn from Cameron
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Talking tough to Sri Lanka: Why India should learn from Cameron

Diplomacy isn't about ducking difficult decisions, Cameron says, calling for the world to protect values by taking action when they are at stake.

Sri Lanka blames India for Tamil separatist war
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Sri Lanka blames India for Tamil separatist war

The information department quoted Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as telling the local media that India could never absolve itself of the responsibility for creating terrorism in Sri Lanka.

Why Tamil Nadu is right to take a tough stance against SL
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Why Tamil Nadu is right to take a tough stance against SL

Targeting Tamil politicians will only help the Sri Lankan regime: Is that the government's real game?

Eelam demand: Tamil Nadu leaders are playing with fire
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Eelam demand: Tamil Nadu leaders are playing with fire

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.

'Lack of unity among various SL groups has undone Tamil cause'
India

'Lack of unity among various SL groups has undone Tamil cause'

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.

DMK Victory: Madras HC stays police ban on eelam meet
India

DMK Victory: Madras HC stays police ban on eelam meet

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.

Why Karunanidhi has killed his Eelam dream for now
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Why Karunanidhi has killed his Eelam dream for now

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?

Ask Sri Lanka to stop harassing our fishermen: Jaya to PM
India

Ask Sri Lanka to stop harassing our fishermen: Jaya to PM

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.

Take action against Lankan minister's comments: Karunanidhi tells PM
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Take action against Lankan minister's comments: Karunanidhi tells PM

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.

New videos of Sri Lankan atrocities emerge in UK
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New videos of Sri Lankan atrocities emerge in UK

Yet another tape of Sri Lankan soldiers actively perpetrating war crimes has emerged, this time from an Internet cafe where soldiers uploaded videos shot on their mobile phones.

Out of ideas, Karunanidhi revives pipe dream of Eelam
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Out of ideas, Karunanidhi revives pipe dream of Eelam

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.

Will probe war abuses: Lanka tells US
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Will probe war abuses: Lanka tells US

The visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, G M Peiris, presented to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a detailed reconciliation plan and said that Sri Lanka itself would conduct investigations into allegations of war abuses.

BJP slams UPA, DMK on Lankan Tamils issue
India

BJP slams UPA, DMK on Lankan Tamils issue

BJP said they condemn Congress and DMK for not bothering about the Sri Lankan Tamils. They said that the centre should now take all steps for the rehabilitation of the Lankan Tamils.

DMK's TR Baalu demands carving out Tamil Eelam from Sri Lanka
India

DMK's TR Baalu demands carving out Tamil Eelam from Sri Lanka

He said India should prevail upon the UN and other international fora for carving out such a state.

Satisfied with our visit to Sri Lanka: Swaraj
India

Satisfied with our visit to Sri Lanka: Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj has apprised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of discussions with Sri Lankan leadership during the visit of a MPs' delegation led by her to look into the resettlement and rehabilitation process of displaced Tamils.