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.
Residents of Eerapperiyaku’lam in Vavuniyaa reported hearing loud explosions, and seeing fire from the ammunition dump of the 211- Due Command of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Vavuniyaa from 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. The explosions have been continuing for more than an hour, according to reports from Vavuniyaa. The ammunition dump is one of the […]
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 […]
A senior Sri Lankan Army commander and frontline soldier have told Britain’s Channel 4 News that point-blank executions of Tamils at the end of the civil war in May 2009 were carried out under orders ‘from the top’. In an extended segment on Sri Lanka Tuesday, Channel 4 broadcast translated video interviews with the two […]