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India Still Talks of Implementing 13th Amendment when President Rajapaksa has Consigned it to the Constitutional Morgue

Col R. Hariharan A U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability for alleged war crimes being brought before the 24th meeting of the...

Khurshid says accountability must for rights violations in Sri Lanka

External affairs minister Salman Khurshid: no accountability, no reconciliation in Sri LankaIn the wake of fresh allegations of rights violations against ethnic Tamils in...

India to vote against Sri Lanka in UNHRC

India will vote in support of a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka proposed to be moved before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)...

CPI (M) general secretary Karat wants India to demand credible probe into Sri Lanka rights violations

India should demand an independent, high-level, credible inquiry into the atrocities and human rights violations that took place in the last phase of the...

India: Pressure mounts:Cong MPs from TN meet PM, want resolution against Lanka; When the no fire zone became a killing field

Cong MPs from TN meet PM, want resolution against LankaSeeking to exert pressure on the Centre, Congress MPs from Tamil Nadu today met Prime...

Jayalalithaa demands economic sanctions on SL

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram today blasted the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Government over the "inhuman act" of alleged cold-blooded killing of...

Prabhakaran’s son killing: an act of extreme cruelty, says Jayalalithaa

< a href="http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/prabhakarans-son-killing-an-act-of-extreme-cruelty-says-jayalalithaa/article4434690.ece?textsize=large&test=1" title="Large Text Size" >T+</a> · <a href="http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/prabhakarans-son-killing-an-act-of-extreme-cruelty-says-jayalalithaa/article4434690.ece?textsize=small&test=2" title="Small Text Size">T-</a> The HinduA file...

Chinese Chasm (a`la Dutch Disease) in Sri Lanka

 ''In summary, Sri Lanka’s international economic relationship (trade – especially exports, investment, tourism, and foreign loans) is overwhelmingly dependent on the USA,...

TGTE wants India and IC to follow Jayalalithaa’s call for economic sanctions against Sri Lanka

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) welcomes Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr Jayalalithaa’s call to the Indian government to move a separate resolution...

Can India accept this situation in an increasingly embarrassing political atmosphere in which it has been placed by President Rajapaksa?

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-pic: PTICol. R. Hariharan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is well known for wrongly timing his foreign visits. In...

TN parties for anti-Lanka motion

 Chief Minister Jayalalithaa: Initiate a  resolution in the UN council  to impose economic sanctions against Sri LankaWith Parliamentary session all set to begin, the...

The Hindu confirms Rajapaksha’s meeting with RAW chief

Unable to conceal his displeasure at the widespread protests against his visit, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Saturday that...

Lanka should honour UN recommendations on rights ; India will vote for UN resolution : Narayanasamy

V Narayanasamy: India will voteChennai: India would support any resolution brought forward by United Nations against Sri Lanka if the island...

Sri Lanka’s foreign and strategic policymaking has three large blind-spots: India, China and the USA.

Dr.Dayan JayatillekaAs an island, Sri Lanka’s history has been shaped by the dialectic of the internal and external, with the latter playing a decisive...

Karunanidhi slams Lankan President Rajapaksa for refusing autonomy to ethnic Tamils

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi has slammed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for ruling out political autonomy for Lankan Tamils and said the Indian...

Sonia tells Karunanidhi she shares his concern about Lankan Tamils

Chennai: Stating that she shared the concerns of DMK chief M Karunanidhi regarding Sri Lankan Tamils issue, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has told him...

India must change its Colombo policy, pleads Sri Lankan MP

By M.R. Narayan Swamy  (IANS) A prominent Sri Lankan MP wants India to change its Sri Lanka policy, warning that its hands off attitude...

Gota offers to train Indian forces .; India ready to learn

Lessons: Photographs obtained by Al Jazeera appear to show massacre of Tamils during final stages  war. Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has offered...

India and Sri Lanka’s Civil War

By PratyushEBG6NYSM4VCJLast month the United Nations published a highly critical internal report in which it admitted it didn’t do enough to protect Tamil civilians...

Sri Lanka should boost relations with all major powers; SL exports 60% to US and EU;01% to China : economist

Sri Lanka should be friendly all major powers and ensure that relations are strengthened with nations that matter to the core economic interests of...

Improving Indo- Lanka relations: It is Sri Lanka’s call

Col R HariharanSome of the recent policy decisions of Sri Lanka affecting Indian commercial interests are sending disturbing signals that have the potential to...

Not in ‘string of pearls’: Gotabhya defends Chinese involvement

4The HinduHambantota Port East Sri Lanka Oct 2012 Photo R.K.RadhakrishnanR. K. Radhakrishnan In a spirited defence of Chinese investments,...

Lanka does a Maldives, raises duties on Indian vehicles by 73%

Sindhu Bhattacharya This could become the second instance, after the eviction of GMR Infrastructure from Maldives, where Indian companies suffer high handedness of India’s...

Insight: Sri Lanka’s “people’s dynasty” – help or harm for growth?

File photo of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa attending World Energy Forum at the Dubai World Trade Centre (JUMANA EL HELOUEH, REUTERS / November 18,...

Indian vehicle imports curbed More vehicles from Japan; China sets up car plants here

Prohibitive duties may edge out Indian vehicles from Sri Lanka’s market while exemptions to those coming from Japan will give them an added advantage...

India failed to protect Tamils: ‘From Blood on the hands’ to ‘Blood money’

Hospital in Puthukkudiyiruppu,in Feb 2009 - AP photoM.G. Devasahayam, Chennai. C.    Why did India fail?At the height of SL genocide when the 2009 Parliament...

Back UN surpervised a referendum in Sri Lanka – DMK tells Centre

The DMK on Sunday openly wanted the Centre to back its demand for a UN intervention to hold a referendum in Sri Lanka and...

Impeachment of Sri Lankan chief justice is India’s foreign policy failure

Hundreds of activists took to the streets of Colombo to protest against the move to impeach the country’s top judge. Reuters G Pramod Kumar ...

UPR Sri Lanka 2012: The end note and change text drama

There were prolonged procedural discussions around the report before it was adopted. The delegation of Sri Lankan had introduced endnotes, found on the last...
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