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.
Sri Lanka’s hardline government Thursday criticised United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for expressing deep concern about Tamil civilians in the Vanni region. Sri Lankan human rights ministry official Rajiva Wijesinghe told reporters that there were no civilian casualties in the Colombo government’s ongoing offensive and that the UN Chief’s comments were helping the LTTE. […]
A group of 9 Tamils who were arrested in Italy by the police of that country on suspicions of refugee status seekers have disclosed that they were there to fulfill a mission of a SL defense chief, reports say. Because of this disclosure a Diplomatic crisis had been sparked. Italian police sources say that this […]
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 […]