Monday, Oct 03, 2022

Sri Lankan Tamils


Sri Lanka Crisis: Ready to ship rice, drugs, Tamil Nadu tells Centre

April 08, 2022 8:20 am

MK Stalin spoke over phone to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and expressed his deep concern over the plight of Tamils in Lanka, who have been hit hard by the never seen before economic crisis in their country, an official release said.

MK Stalin seeks PM Modi's nod to help Sri Lanka Tamils

April 01, 2022 7:56 am

Stalin handed over a 14-point charter of demands to Modi. He also met Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Tamil Nadu CM meets PM Modi, submits 14-point demand charter

April 01, 2022 9:20 am

The demands include the Mekedatu project, Katchatheevu, NEET, Sri Lankan Tamils, environmental concerns and others.

Tamil Nadu govt will handle Sri Lankan Tamils' return legally, says CM Stalin

March 25, 2022 8:36 am

A group of 10 members, including women and children, fled the economic crisis gripping their island nation, and arrived at Rameswaram on Wednesday. Earlier, six fleeing Lankan nationals entered Tamil Nadu.

Modi affirms India's support for Lankan Tamils

February 14, 2021 4:06 pm

India was always committed to ensuring that the Tamils there lived with equity, equality, justice, peace and dignity, he said, after launching various government projects in railways and defence sectors.

Sri Lankan Tamils to protest over political prisoners

October 14, 2017 4:08 pm

Sri Lanka faced UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions for alleged human rights abuses during the last phase of the brutal three-decade-long civil war against the LTTE that ended in 2009.

Lanka's Tamils demand release of political prisoners

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.

Will seek international rights probe if Lanka fails: David Cameron

November 16, 2013 2:34 pm

Cameron said no one wants to return to days of LTTE when they did "dreadful and brutal things".

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

November 16, 2013 4:07 am

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

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

November 15, 2013 10:21 pm

Khurshid said that he didn’t want to pin blame for the decision.


Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Over one weekend, there was a sudden change in the leadership in Sri Lanka. Here's what happened and how.

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

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

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