Jaffna News

Lanka's Tamils demand release of political prisoners

Sri Lanka has come under increasing international pressure to repeal the PTA enacted in 1979 after Tamils started a bloody campaign for a separate homeland. The three-decades-old campaign ended with the military victory over the LTTE in 2009.

Sunday Story: The train returns to Jaffna

From the relaunch of train services and a second thumbs-down to Mahinda Rajapaksa to a newfound ambition to play national cricket, the city is putting behind its war bruises.


Sunday Story: The grass is greener in Jaffna

Cricket was always big in Jaffna, thriving during the war years. But local heroes were not allowed to travel to the mainland to showcase their skills.

Sirisena govt brings change to Jaffna, raises peace hope

In post-war Jaffna, thousands of Tamils are rebuilding lives, slowly, gradually.

Modi to address Lanka House, visit Jaffna

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be touring Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka from March 11-14.

$800 mn Indian aid helps resumption of train service in former Sri Lankan war zone

President Mahinda Rajapaksa bought a ticket and boarded the train for the last 43 kilometers (27 miles) of the journey.


Distressed that I could not bring PM to Jaffna: Salman Khurshid

Khurshid said that India would help Tamil people in Sri Lanka in all ways it could.

CHOGM decision pending,South Block quietly prepares for PM visit

As per the schedule,Singh is expected to leave on November 14 and return on November 15.

Efforts on for PM Lanka visit,may make Jaffna stopover

Jayanthi Natarajan and V Narayanasamy joined some of ministerial colleagues in opposing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Sri Lanka.

No decision on PM attending CHOGM: MEA

Lanka NPC CM sends Manmohan invitation letter to visit Jaffna.