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Jul 30, 2019
Easter Sunday bombings: Muslim ministers in Sri Lanka rejoin govt after investigators found no link with local Islamist extremist groupFour Sri Lankan Muslim ministers, who resigned following the Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined government. Investigators found no link in their alleged involvement with a local islamist extremist group. Muslims account for about 10 percent of the population in Sri Lanka.
Jul 05, 2019
Chennai court convicts Vaiko in 2009 sedition case; MDMK chief gets one-year jail term for pro-LTTE speechAccording 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.
Jun 20, 2018
Sri Lanka struggles with north-south divide 9 years after end of civil warAs the South struggles with debt, and the North with the effects of the three-decade-long civil war, reconciliation seems a long way off for Sri Lanka
Feb 12, 2018
Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks snap parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka after party backed by him sweeps local pollsSri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for snap parliamentary elections after the party he fielded as a proxy swept local elections over the weekend in a major blow to the reformist government elected just three years ago
Sep 21, 2017
Sri Lanka parties, including TNA agree to accept country as unitary state: PM Ranil WickremesingheThe new Constitution was a key promise of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during the 2015 elections
Aug 20, 2017
27 Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for overstaying tourist visas, say immigration officialsAt least 27 Indians, including five women, have been arrested for overstaying their tourist visas in Sri Lanka, immigration officials said on Sunday.
Jul 04, 2017
Sri Lankan Army returns 54 acres land to 190 Tamil families, ends control over portSri Lankan military on Tuesday said it has released 54 acres of land to nearly 190 families from the minority Tamil community and ended its control over a major fishing harbour after almost 30 years in the former war zone of Jaffna.
Jun 11, 2017
MK Stalin to United Nations Human Rights Council: Protect rights of Sri Lankan TamilsChennai: DMK working president and Tamil Nadu Opposition Leader MK Stalin Sunday sought the intervention of the United Nations Human Rights Council to "protect" the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils living in the island nation.
Feb 04, 2017
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he is committed to Tamil reconciliationLashing out at critics, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday said his government was "determined and dedicated" to achieve national reconciliation with the minority Tamils despite the work of some opportunists.
Oct 22, 2016
Tamils in Sri Lanka feel pessimistic due to lack of reconciliation efforts by Sirisena: UK groupTamils in Sri Lanka are feeling pessimistic due to lack of progress in reconciliation efforts by President Maithripala Sirisena who had promised to reach out to the minority community more vigorously than his predecessor, a UK-based diaspora group said on Saturday.