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UPR Sri Lanka: India does a summersault – is there deal?

Geneva- In a bizarre move India has agreed to drop major part of recommendations it made to Sri Lanka at the 14th session of...

Karunanidhi: India should press UN for referendum in Sri Lanka

It will enable Tamils in Northern, Eastern Provinces to determine their futureIndia should prevail upon the United Nations to have a referendum under its...

Sri Lanka must remain committed to devolution and the 13th Amendment

The post-war reconciliation process with the island nation's Tamil groups is in a shambles ( File Photo of Tamil refugees: The New York Times)In...

India’s interests in Lanka; Neighbourhood can’t be ignored

Indo- Lanka Agreement singed in 1987Raj Chengappa The decision to increase engagements with Sri Lanka in the area of defence shows the realisation has...

Gotabaya gets Delhi invite ahead of UNHRC session

The Indian government has invited Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to New Delhi for talks, ahead of next month’s session of the UN...

Dangerous conspiracy to repeal the 13th amendment?

TNA leader Sampanthan:GoSL afraid of TNA leed North PC  Seran Senguttuvan The 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution came by largely as a result...

Indo-Lanka ties near breaking point; Moves to repeal 13th Amendment

Gota, JHU push for abolition of provincial councils; TNA-Govt. dispute back to square oneChina wants to know what TNA discussed with India; KP issue...

Change in India’s trans-shipment policy hits Colombo

Cochin Port The Cabinet’s recent decision to relax India’s policy on granting ships the right to operate in its waters ~ its “cabotage policy”...

India fully committed to the full implementation of the 13th Amendment and keeping tab on Divi Neguma Bill: TNA .

India is observing the developments with regard to the Divi Neguma Bill dubbed by many as an attempt by the government to take over...

Krishna urges Lankan Tamil delegates to resume talks

Foreign minister S M Krishna again called for early resumption of talks for political reconciliation in Sri Lanka in a meeting with a seven-member...

Indian PM Meets TNA Leaders; Says India Fully With SL Tamils

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today affirmed India's commitment for a political solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue during a meeting with TNA leaders,...

TNA’s expectations and fears ahead of India visit

On the eve of a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation’s departure for an important visit to India, a senior leader in the group said...

Stalin, Baalu to hand over TESO resolutions to UN

The Centre has granted permission to DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin and the its parliamentary party leader T.R. Baalu to visit New York and Geneva...

Take a lead in Sri Lankan Tamils welfare: DMK tells the Centre

No other way of showing anger: TKS Elangovan on Tamil sentiment on Sri Lanka "At the same time, we believe that India, by proposing...

Second phase of India’s largest aid project launched

R. K. Radhakrishnan  1This is part of India’s commitment to build 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka When...

Stunned at anti India sentiment: India to discuss Kudankulam nuclear power plant with Sri Lanka

Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant Times of India Taken aback by what it describes as “propaganda” in Sri Lanka against theKudankulam nuclear power plant, India...

Thileepan’s Fast Touched the Spirit of the Tamil Nation and Mobilised Masses in Unprecedented Solidarity

Adele Balasingham Thileepan, the young Tiger leader of Jaffna, took the podium on the 14th September at the Nallur Kandasamy temple to commence his...

Can Burma Leapfrog Sri Lanka?

ForbesWith the rapid-fire opening of Burma/Myanmar stemming from apparently real reforms under new President Thein Sein, an intriguing regional competition may develop. ...

India confirms support for UNHRC on Lanka war crimes

LTTE leader in military custody who found cut to death later India would definitely extend its support to the United Nations Human Rights Committee...

India wants Sri Lanka to accept TNA as interlocutor

Rajapaksha and Singh: who tells what ( File photo)With Sri Lanka’s human rights record coming up for review towards the end of the year,...

CMB based Pakistani diplomat linked to espionage module

Pakistani (in black) and Indian (in brown) border guards Amir Zubair Siddiqui, a diplomat attached to the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka, has...

Manmohan meets Rajapaksa, presses for fast-tracking Tamil solution

Rajapaksa also called on President Pranab Mukherjee.India Thursday pressed Sri Lanka to speed up the process devolution of powers so that the Tamil citizens...

Suspected spy working through Colombo for Pakistan arrested in Tamil Nadu

(photo  news24x7) Thameen Ansari in the court Chennai: A suspected spy, passing sensitive defence information to Pakistan's intelligence agency through its High Commission in...

Smiling Mahinda:Is Sri Lanka then well on the way to becoming a southern Teesta?

Neena Gopal The visit by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to Sanchi this coming week when he inaugurates an international Buddhist university and holds...

“Sri Lankan pilgrims will have no problem here’’ – Jayalalitha

SL pilgrims in Tamil NaduChief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday said Sri Lankan tourists and pilgrims would face no problem in the State and sought...

The Tamil Nadu factor reappears in India-Sri Lanka Relations

Chief Minister Jayalalitha: tough stand Gulbin Sultana/Institute of Defence studies and Analyses The much-talked about Tamil Nadu factor in India-Sri Lanka relations has come...

Lankan minister must face trial: TN

Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda was involved in a murder case and hence has to face trial, the state government informed a sessions court...

India awakens to sexist component of genocidal culture in Sri Lanka ; Read Editor’s defense below

WMC urges Lakbima to extend apologyA cartoon that appeared in Lakbima newspaper of Sri Lanka, on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Tamil Nadu...
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