Archive for July, 2012

The Sri Lankan Editors who met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, over breakfast on Monday morning, reportedly asked him what he was doing about the “huge Indian interference” in the country. “India was trying to destabilise Sri Lanka, and the Rajapaksa should tell India not to do so”, they advised   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

DMK chief M Karunanidhi today demanded that the Centre take steps to safeguard Tamil Nadu fishermen in the wake of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa reportedly hinting that those caught fishing in Katchatheevu could face up to 20 years in jail, an Indian media reports.  Katchatheevu is an islet in   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

There were reports of abuses of religious freedom in Sri Lanka last year, the International Religious Freedom Report for 2011 released by the U.S State Department yesterday has said. Released by U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the report said that although the government publicly endorsed religious freedom, in practice   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Indian central government has been unable to answer to a Right to Information (RTI) question put up by a ten-year old schoolgirl from Lucknow, Aishwarya Parashar, asking the year when Mahatma Gandhi was conferred with the title of ‘Father of the Nation’.  “I was reading my Class 5 social   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A second statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised in Sri Lanka, this time in the Army-controlled Northern Province headquarter town of Jaffna an Indian media reports. The statue was unveiled by the Indian Consul General in Jaffna, V.Mahalingam on Martyrs Day in January, 2011. “The statue is a reinforced concrete   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The hunger strike, which Mr Gobi Sivanthan started at the 22nd July 2012 in London Olympic village with the demand ‘Freedom for Tamils, Status for Tamileelam’, today reached its 10 days. Representatives of The British based non-governmental organisations met with Sivanthan in Olympic village on Monday to listen to his   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Four Sri Lankan political parties have confirmed participation at the Tamil Eelam Support Organization (TESO) conference, to be held in Viluppuram, Chennai in mid-August, sources said. The TESO conference will be convened by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, in support of the Lankan Tamils. The Lankan parties that   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has authorized the extradition of a Tamil, wanted by the US on offshore terrorism charges, despite his fears he will be deported to Sri Lanka and punished. Thulasitharan Santhirarajah, former head of the Melbourne International College, has spent four years in custody, most of that time   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Senior Sri Lankan parliamentarian Mavai Senathiraja met DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday for an hour and discussed the themes of the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization (TESO) conference, which will be held in the city on August 12. The visit assumes significance as Karunanidhi’s flip-flop on the agenda of TESO   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

India’s northern and eastern power grids have failed, plunging half the country into darkness. It is the second consecutive day in which blackouts struck India. Power outages darkened over 19 states according to local officials, including Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, J&K, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, UP, Himachal, Pradesh, Uttarakhand and   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]