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Black October of Northern Muslims – 30 years since, where are we? – Shreen Saroor

Image: A section of Northern Muslims who were evicted by the LTTE in 1990 In October 1990, some 75,000 Muslims in the Northern Province (about...

Sri Lanka: CoA overturns life sentence handed into ex LTTE cadre turned lecturer accused of child conscription

The Court of Appeal today overturned a life sentence handed in to a former LTTE cadre turned university lecturer for his alleged role in...

Sri Lankan police arrest Tamil youth for ‘regrouping the LTTE’

File photo of Sri Lankan military patrol. Sri Lankan security forces have arrested more than a dozen Tamil youth on charges of attempting to “regroup...

Sri Lanka’s war 10 years on: Finding Father Francis

It's been 10 years since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka. For thousands of people, missing family members and friends are...

The judgment of the Stuttgart criminal Court on sentencing LTTE intelligence operative for the murder of Lakshman Kadirgamar

Short Description of the judgment of the 7th criminal Court for membership in the foreign terrorist organization "LTTE" and for the murder to six...

The Swiss Federal Court rules that LTTE is not a criminal organisation & acquits 12 Tamils.

Image:Lawyer Marcel Bosonet (in tie) surrounded by supporters of the accused at the Federal Criminal Court in June 2018. (© Ti-press) The Swiss Federal Court has ruled...

A former LTTE member to be charged for the assassination of Sri Lanka FM Lakshman Kadirgamar, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Image: The accused will be produced t  the State Security Senate of the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Stuttgart.Photo: Lichtgut / Max Kovalenko. (SLB) A Tamil man,...

A Decade on from the last Growl of the Tiger: Religious Terrorism and Sri Lanka’s new challenges: EFSAS report

Introduction On the late evening of 20 February 2009, two diminutive aircrafts swiftly approached Sri Lanka’s capital with the intention of launching an attack against...

Germany indicts suspected Tamil rebel over Sri Lanka war crimes

Image: LTTE child soldier, 1987. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/APRIL 12, 2019/BERLIN. German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government...

Sri Lanka LTTE’s ‘Great Heroes Day’: No Peace in Rest – Ruki Fenando & Amalini

Image: Fallen "LTTE  war heroes " cemetery in 2004. The Sri Lankan State’s erasure of the complex history and experiences of the war manifest in...

‘Demons in Paradise’: Is Jaffna ready for full scope of freedom ? – Ranga Jayasuriya

  Image: One time HR and peace activist Mano Ranjan plays a lead role in ‘Demons in Paradise’. Jaffna International Film Festival that began last week has...

Germany arrests Tamil suspect over alleged Sri Lanka war crimes

Image: LTTE trained civilians including children as civil defense forces. BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in...

Vijayakala’s outrageous call for Tiger Balm to soothe Jaffna woes

Image: Vijayakala Maheswaran (Indian Express) (08 July 2018/ST) Tiger lover resigns after expressing longings for the LTTE to romance the north with the kiss of death enforced...

Sri Lanka’s unfolding power struggle – Jayadeva Uyangoda

One fascinating dimension of the current political developments in Sri Lanka is the maturing power struggle between three groups of the Sinhalese political class....

Tamil Tiger financiers to stand trial in Switzerland

Thirteen financiers accused of funnelling more than CH15 million ($15.3 million) to the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE)...

What made Prabakaran change his mind

J.N. Dixit in his book, Assignment Colombo, had recalled the lengthy exchange he had with Prabakaran on all the details of the agreement in...

‘Don’t use LTTE label on every incident in the north’ says Army Commander

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake says that tagging the ‘LTTE label’ on every incident happening in the north is "completely misplaced" as sporadic...

Chairman of the NPC C.V.K. Sivagnanam refutes IGP re LTTE regrouping

Image: Chairman of the NPC C.V.K. Sivagnanam, Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) C.V.K. Sivagnanam has told Ceylon Today that generalization and coming to the conclusion...

Despite the ruling by European Court of Justice LTTE to remain listed in EU

Issuing a statement on the judgement by the European Court of Justice annulling measures against the LTTE , the European Union says that it...

AMB Robert Blake on Sri Lanka: “Our secret plan was not to save LTTE but to rescue IDPs “

The United States had “a detailed coordinated plan” with the Indian and Sri Lanka Governments for its Navy to rescue trapped displaced persons in...

Film breaks silence on ‘madness’ of Sri Lanka civil war

Demons in Paradise, which is premiering at the Cannes film festival, tells of the bloodbath that drove some Tamils to take up arms in...

Border Girls: Women in Sri Lanka take on male roles to help recovery from brutal civil war

By Avani Dias.  Women and girls whose male relatives were killed in Sri Lanka's brutal civil war are now helping the country recover, taking on...

Wijeweera and Prabhakaran: Two sides of the same coin

by Vishwamithra. Rohana Wijeweera was a remarkable man. At the height of the cold war in the international arena, when the United States of America...

Rajapaksa camp indicates their position towards ex- LTTE militants

Image: Rehabilitated ex-LTTE carders. Speaking at press conference organized by  the joint opposition today (2 March) former Parliamentarian, Sarath Weerasekara has said that separatist groups...

Huge crowds at Ezhuka Tamil – ‘Rise Tamil’ rally in Batticaloa,

Image:  Ezhuka Tamil in Batticaloa @shalin. Ezhuka Tamil - 'Rise Tamil' rally  which was held in Batticaloa 10th February  was attended by huge crowds carrying   flags...

‘Gunning’ for Sumanthiran: Is history repeating itself?

Image: Neelan, Rajini and Amirthalingam all killed by the LTTE for being moderate. By Manekshaw. Plans to assassinate Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Mathiaparanam Abraham Sumanthiran,...

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa blames Lanka govt of dropping guard on LTTE

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo  February 1, 2017. Former Lanka strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed Sirisena Government for letting the guard down on LTTE...

JHU says Sumanthiran assassination plot a sign of LTTE re-grouping in Sri Lanka.

Image: A diaspora group march carrying LTTE flags. Jathika Hela Urumaya national organiser, Media Spokesman Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe has said that the the alleged plot...

Overseas LTTE-backed plot to assassinate TNA MP Sumanthiran in Jaffna revealed – D. B. S. Jeyaraj

Image: Pro- LTTE diaspora demonstration in Europe. “Nallavan” (not his real name) is a Tamil youth living in a Northern village. He was a former...

Sri Lanka: Four ex-LTTE cadres held for plotting to assassinate Tamil MP Sumanthiran

Image: MP Sumanthiran. By P K Balachandran  |  Express News Service  | KILINOCHCHI: The Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) of the Sri Lankan police  has so far...
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