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A graphic novel that documents the horrors of Vanni in Sri Lanka

November 17, 2019 8:03 am

A decade after the Sri Lankan civil war, a former UN worker revisits the lives of those he left behind on the island through a graphic novel

Tribunal headed by Delhi HC judge confirms five-year ban on LTTE

November 11, 2019 8:31 pm

The tribunal arrived at its decision after hearing all stakeholders, including Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko.

Thousands gather to remember victims of civil war in Sri Lanka

May 18, 2019 10:09 pm

The anniversary falls nearly a month after Easter Sunday bombings, the worst terror attack in the country that killed 258 people and injured over 500 others. According to the Army, 27,000 soldiers were lost in the war.

Explained: India extends ban on LTTE – background and context

May 14, 2019 7:24 pm

India's relationship with the LTTE was complex -- from providing support to the guerrillas initially to sending the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka from 1987 to 1990.

LTTE ban extended for another five years: MHA

May 14, 2019 10:31 am

The MHA, in a notification, said the Tamil militant group has not abandoned its pursuit for a separate state for Tamils and has been regrouping at a local and international level.

Sri Lanka President Sirisena orders release of all Tamil civilian lands by December 31

October 04, 2018 7:28 pm

Sri Lanka witnessed three-decades-long civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during which the military occupied civilian lands in the northern and eastern provinces for military purposes.

280 Lankan Tamils, including 29 children, disappeared in one day: ITJP

May 16, 2018 5:11 pm

The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) website has listed 280 names of enforced disappearances of people in Sri Lanka which included at least 29 children, a release from the ITJP said.

Sri Lanka: Troops who committed warcrimes at behest of politicians would be punished, says President Sirisena

November 12, 2017 11:11 pm

According to the UN figures, up to 40,000 civilians were killed by the security forces during former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's regime that brought an end to the brutal conflict with the defeat of the LTTE 2009

Parliamentarian proposes setting up common memorial for Tamils

September 09, 2017 2:47 pm

Devananda said since a majority of the victims came from north and eastern districts the defence ministry felt that the monument could be constructed at the north central capital of Anuradhapura. The third Friday of May could be kept as the day of commemoration.

'Lankan Army ready to share anti-terror experience with others', says Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake

August 28, 2017 7:49 pm

Over 90 foreign military and civil scholars are attending the two-day seminar with 800 participants, including 15 foreign and 12 local guest speakers.


On this day in 1960, Sri Lanka elected its first female head of state.

July 19, 2018 2:50 pm

Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the prime minister of Sri Lanka, giving the country its first female head of state. See more: