Sri Lankan troops allegedly killed about 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of fighting against LTTE in 2009.
These elections will be the test for a reforms agenda that seeks to revoke the ‘executive presidency’.
His proclamation to seek re-election was issued at an auspicious hour, presidential officials said.
The angry protestors had burnt effigies of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, condemning the death penalty.
Five Indian fishermen hailing from Tamil Nadu were sentenced to death by the Colombo HC for alleged drug trafficking.
The government seems to be missing the larger picture in the reconstruction efforts.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa bought a ticket and boarded the train for the last 43 kilometers (27 miles) of the journey.
No meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Seeman, however, raised objections against Puli Paarvai and demanded deleting three scenes from the movie.
Lanka has released 225 Indian fishermen since the Modi government took over.
Rajapaksa said his government had been penalised by the international community for ending terrorism.
The photograph remained the cover picture of Rajapaksa’s Facebook profile for a week.
During the meeting both sides tried to understand the common challenges and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas.
Vaiko, along with his supporters, was taken into custody for defying prohibitory orders.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK President M Karunanidhi have also opposed the invite to Rajapaksa.