Tamil Tiger defeat impossible 'without our friends in Washington' - FM Mangala

The foreign minister of Sri Lanka has confirmed that the support of United States of America was key to  defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a war that ended with the massacre of..........

Tamil Genocide remembered in North - East

Defying intimidation by Sri Lankan armed forces, the Tamils have launched a Genocide Remembrance Week in the country's war ravaged north and east while the government has announced a 'war heroes month' to to honour its armed forces. Northern Provincial Councillor MK Shivajiligam.................

Sri Lanka: Tamil minister ‘ashamed to be in government’

A minister of Tamil origin says that he is ashamed to be part of the ruling coalition when security forces intimidate rights activists even at present. Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan..........

Sri Lanka's commitment to genuine war crimes probe questioned

Angered by evidently contradictory statements by the topmost ruling duo about a future war crimes probe in Sri Lanka, almost 150 grassroots organisations, rights activists and politicians throughout the island have questioned the government’s.............

North calls for autonomous units in merged North East for Sri Lanka Muslims

Sri Lanka’s eagerly awaited new constitution should ensure that Muslims are given autonomous units in their lands within a merged NorthEast province, the Tamil National Alliance.......

Sri Lanka: Northern province oppose moves to colonise Tamil lands

The Northern Provincial Council unanimously adopted a resolution urging President Maithripala Sirisena to halt settling Sri Lanka military families in a newly constructed village in the Tamil speaking north........

India stalls 400 million dollar Pakistan fighter jet deal to Sri Lanka

In an apparent gain in the South Asian power struggle, India  has stalled a fighter jet deal between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as reported by the world's leading defence journal. "Indian diplomatic pressure seems to have stalled Sri Lankan............

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