Give Indian citizenship to Lankan Tamil refugees, says Trinamool MP

Hassan said the government has, through a bill, proposed to give Indian citizenship to Hindus and other persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The same should be extended to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka bleeds as serial blasts leave 129 dead, 300 injured

The blasts occurred at around 8.45 am as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress in churches, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. Suicide bombers reportedly blew up two churches, say reports. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka Army says its ready for any war crime investigation

Sri Lanka Army is ready for any kind of investigation to defend its soldiers against allegations of grave human rights abuses at the end of the island nation’s decades-long civil war against the LTTE. Sri Lanka Army along with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was accused of war crimes during the final phase of the military conflict that ended in 2009 with the killing of LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran Continue Reading

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Lankan PM again

President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on 26 October and appointed Rajapaksa in his place in a controversial move that plunged the island nation into a constitutional crisis. Continue Reading

Tamil prisoners may be released in Lanka, to tilt scales for Rajapaksa

President (Maithripala) Sirisena and Prime Minister Rajapaksa would make a decision (on the issue) very soon, Namal tweeted in Tamil language. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Council pays tribute to Karunanidhi

Northern Provincial council observed a moment of silence in the assembly today to pay tributes to DMK leader M Karunanidhi as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe hailed Tamilnadu’s former five-term chief minister for his role in strengthening ties between Sri Lanka and India. Continue Reading

Six men held, 5,600 gelatin sticks seized

Rameswaram: Nearly 5,600 gelatin sticks and other explosive items allegedly meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka were seized today from the Serankottai coast near here, and six people were arrested in this connection, police said. Continue Reading