Tamil film ‘superstar’ Rajinikanth yesterday asked fans not to celebrate his 58th birthday which falls on December 12, as a way of expressing solidarity with Eelam´s Tamils who were ”suffering” in the ongoing war by Sri Lankan army. ”Everyone is deeply hurt by the sufferings of Tamils in neighbouring Eelam. Hence, we have chosen not to celebrate Rajinikanth’s birthday on December 12”. Rajinikanth Fans Welfare Association head Sudhakar said, Earlier, over the Eelam Tamil issue, actor Kamal Hassan decided not to celebrate his birthday on November 7. Mr. Hassan said it would be good if his birthday could be used to leverage public opinion in favour of Eelam Tamils.
A commando unit of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) in Batticaloa district attacked a key paramilitary camp of TMVP Karuna faction in the early hours of Tuesday, killing four operatives and capturing six gunmen from the camp, located at Chengka’ladi, 13 km northwest of Batticaloa city, according to the Batticaloa Command of the LTTE. […]
Citing photographic evidence in its possession of war crimes committed in Sri Lanka in early 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday joined a chorus of calls this week for an independent international investigation into violations of the laws of war during the closing months of Sri Lanka’s campaign against the Tamil Tigers. Calling on 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 […]