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Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger spokesman 'missing after arrest
BBC, Oct 10. Two prominent Tamil Tiger leaders in Sri Lanka are missing after arrest by the army last year, their wives have told a presidential commission. LTTE spokesman Rasiah Ilantherian and head of the Tiger intelligence wing in Batticaloa, Prabha have not been seen since being detained, they said. The two wives were among hundreds of Tamil and Muslims testifying to the panel in Batticaloa, eastern Sri Lanka. Many Tamil civilians complained about missing relatives. More...
Published: Sun Oct 10 13:36:58 EDT 2010

Karunanidhi meets Sonia, raises Sri Lankan Tamils issue - The Hindu, 2010-10-09 15:19:17 EST. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Saturday requested UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to “use her good offices” to impress upon the Centre to urge Sri Lanka to bring an end to the “untold misery” of Tamils in camps in the island nation. The sooner they are rehabilitated and allowed to return to their places, the better it would be to enable them pursue their normal life, Mr. Karunanidhi said in a memorandum submitted to Ms. Gandhi at the airport here during her brief stopover en route to Puducherry and Tiruchirapalli. More...
Published: Sat Oct 9 12:18:42 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Rajapaksa likely to be chief guest at Games closing ceremony - The Hindu, 2010-10-11 00:25:06 EST. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 14. State-owned weekly Sunday Observer said in a report that the invitation to Mr. Rajapaksa was intended to signal New Delhi's support for Sri Lanka's bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Mr. Rajapaksa was in New Delhi on an official visit in June. It is immediately not clear whether his coming visit would create an opportunity for exchange of views on the situation in the post-LTTE Sri Lanka. More...
Published: Sun Oct 10 19:33:44 EDT 2010 Back to the top

AIADMK stages demonstration against attack on fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy
The Hindu, 2010-10-11 05:26:00 EST. Cadres of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Sunday staged a demonstration in Rameswaram protesting against the alleged attack on Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy... Back to the top

Wanniarachchi gurantees first medal in boxing in 60 years
The Hindustan Times, 2010-10-10 10:36:13 EST. Manju Wanniarachchi on Sunday guaranteed Sri Lanka its first Commonwealth Games medal in boxing in 60 years after easing through to the semi-finals on points... Back to the top

Indian Naval ships in Sri Lanka - The Hindu, 2010-10-09 22:27:51 EST. Four Indian naval ships — INS “Tir”, INS “Shardul”, INS Tarangini and ICGS “Varuna” — arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday for training and exercises with the Sri Lankan Navy... Back to the top

Canada hunts 'third Tamil vessel' - BBC News, 2010-10-09 02:08:04 EST. Canadian officials are investigating whether a another ship is attempting to ferry Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to Canada... Back to the top

Fonseka's Successor For Sri Lanka Parliament Named - RTT News, 2010-10-09 08:08:26 EST. (RTTNews) - Lakshman Nipunaarachchi, a member of the opposition Democratic National Alliance (DNA) will replace Sri Lanka's former army chief, General Sarath Fonseka (Retd... Back to the top

Lanka's former commando aims Guinness World Record - Peninsula On-line, 2010-10-09 07:33:00 EST. Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army commando Pradeep Saman Udugamasooriya, who made a valiant bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by jogging, ... Back to the top

Alleged Tamil Tiger redetained - Globe and Mail, 2010-10-09 05:42:02 EST. An alleged member of the Tamil Tigers, whom Canadian officials say travelled between Sri Lanka and Hong Kong on fraudulent passports, was ordered detained ... Back to the top

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