Tamil political party,Naam Tamilar today held demonstration at central Mumbai against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa protesting against killings of Tamil Nadu fishermen in the mid-sea allegedly by its Navy. Members of Naam Tamilar Party torched and tore the photos of Rajapaksa at Dharavi. “A number of fishermen were killed in the mid-sea by Sri Lankan Navy. We should not tolerate such acts. Indian government is also not taking the matter seriously. In order to lodge our protest, we burnt the photos of Rajapaksa,” C Rajendran, General Secretary(Maharashtra), Naam Tamilar Party whose head office is in Chennai, said. Nearly 500 members of the Tamil community and their party activists would stage demonstration tomorrow as well in the city, he added. Rajapaksa will land here tomorrow morning to watch the grand finale of cricket’s biggest extravaganza between Indian and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede stadium.
A 29-year-old man was killed at Iraththinapuram, a suburb south of Ki’linochchi Wednesday evening when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched artillery barrage targeting the suburbs of the town. Since last Friday, the SLA has been continuously firing artillery shells towards the civilian properties of the suburbs Kanakapuram, Uruththirapuram and Thirunakar where civilians were still engaged […]
Two civilians including a schoolteacher were killed and seven more wounded in an air strike this morning, 10th 0f October 2008. Around 6.45, Sri Lankan Air force targeted a civilian settlement in Kumarapuram, 1 km west of Paranthan. The wounded were immediately admitted to the Kilinochchi hospital. Arumainathan Santhirathevi, 52, and her 10-year-old daughter Arumainathan […]
Sri Lanka ranked 114th on the global peace index conducted by an Australian-based Institute for Economics and Peace which measured national peacefulness in 162 countries. Bhutan ranked at 18th place, Nepal at 62, Bangladesh at 84, India at 143 and Pakistan ranked 154 with Afghanistan at 160. Iceland had retained its place as the most […]