February 08, 2021 8:53 am
The Sunday Times report said that India had lodged a strong protest with the Sri Lankan government on the contract to the Chinese company days before the Sri Lankan government cancelled the contract for the Eastern Container Terminal.
January 19, 2021 11:03 am
The demolition triggered protests by Sri Lanka’s Tamil community in the North and East, and condemnation by Tamil diasporas and human rights groups, and from politicians in election-bound Tamil Nadu.
February 25, 2020 2:29 pm
The Chennai-Jaffna airfare costs about Rs 3,190 and the Jaffna-Chennai airfare is Rs 3,990.
October 18, 2019 11:46 pm
Civilian flights out of Jaffna are symbolic of the distance Sri Lanka has travelled from war to peace
October 18, 2019 7:03 pm
Commercial flights between Chennai and Jaffna had ceased when the civil war, led by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) insurgency broke out in the island nation in 1983.
October 13, 2017 3:56 pm
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.
August 23, 2015 2:07 am
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.
August 23, 2015 8:15 am
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.
March 16, 2015 2:10 am
In post-war Jaffna, thousands of Tamils are rebuilding lives, slowly, gradually.
March 09, 2015 2:01 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be touring Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka from March 11-14.