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 Sri Lankan military court of inquiry has said that the Sri Lankan army was not responsible for any civilian casualty in the last stage of the military operations. Following observations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) — appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa — on the army and allegations made by Channel […]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) infiltrators Thursday morning triggered a Claymore mine targeting a passenger bus on its way from Pu’liyangku’lam to Ki’linochchi on A9 Road, killing at least three civilians on the spot, including the driver of the bus, initial reports from the Tamileelam Police. Meanwhile, medical sources reported that five […]
Norway has joined other nations in calling for an investigation into civilian deaths in the country’s long and bloody civil war. The UN resolution wants answers to questions about, among other things, what happened to the thousands killed in the last months of the war. When it finally ended in 2009, after 27 years, most […]