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Stop excuses on disunity among Tamils: Karuna to Sri Lanka president - Times of India
google.com, 2010-10-18 19:37:12 EST. CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi on Monday asked Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse to stop giving 'excuses' that there is no unity among Sri Lankan Tamils for a political settlement and said he should take immediate steps to ensure peaceful living conditions for them.

He said Rajapakse, who enjoys two thirds majority in the Sri Lankan parliament, can easily pass an amendment to the country's constitution to provide for "honourable living of Sri Lankan Tamils". More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Oct 18 12:27:51 EDT 2010


Human rights groups decline to depose before Lankan panel
The Hindustan Times, 2010-10-18 12:34:31 EST. Global human rights groups have declined to appear before a Sri Lankan government-appointed panel looking into the civil war saying that it lacked credibility and was unlikely to carry out an independent probe. More...
Published: Mon Oct 18 12:47:40 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Solheim to visit Sri Lanka -- to mend fences - Sify
google.com, 2010-10-18 09:54:09 EST. New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim plans to visit Colombo in a bid to mend troubled ties with Sri Lanka, where many had come to see him and his country as sympathisers of the Tamil Tigers.

Having rubbed the current Sri Lankan leadership the wrong way despite a tightrope walking at the height of the war against the Tigers, Solheim had a fruitful meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the UN recently.

As a follow-up, Solheim will travel to Sri Lanka early next year for meetings with President Rajapaksa and other senior figures in Colombo and perhaps go to other parts of the island, informed sources told IANS. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Oct 18 09:26:15 EDT 2010 Back to the top


AFTER decades of civil war, it's too soon to say whether Sri Lanka can achieve stability - Commentry
Australian, Oct 18. IS Sri Lanka entering a long postponed period of welcome stability and prosperity - or will the brutal way that the 26 years civil war was won pollute the peace irredeemably? Only 18 months after the government forces finally cornered the Tamil Tigers - and many civilians caught up in the fighting - and wiped out the leadership, including the dominant figure of Velupillai Prabhakaran, it is too soon to tell... Back to the top

LTTE ban: HC reserves order on forum's plea - Times of India
google.com, 2010-10-19 02:08:13 EST. CHENNAI: The Madras high court has reserved its orders on the Tamil Nadu People's Rights Forum's (TNPRF) plea to be impleaded as party and be heard by a statutory panel that is hearing the views of various sections on the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)... Back to the top

Ottawa monitors more potential migrants from Sri Lanka
Globe & Mail, Oct 18. The federal government is monitoring a second boatload of Sri Lankan migrants preparing to head for Canada, and has stepped up its co-operation with other countries against human smugglers... Back to the top

Another migrant ship planning to head to Canada: source - Vancouver Sun
google.com, 2010-10-18 04:38:02 EST. The Canadian Tamil Congress says tens of thousands of Tamils have sought sanctuary in Thailand in the past and if they are returned to Sri Lanka, ... Back to the top

Ottawa monitors more potential migrants from Sri Lanka - Globe and Mail
google.com, 2010-10-18 06:13:16 EST. The federal government is monitoring a second boatload of Sri Lankan migrants preparing to head for Canada, and has stepped up its co-operation with other ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka urges Tamil hard line - The Australian
google.com, 2010-10-17 17:22:00 EST. SRI Lanka's security supremo has called on Canberra to get tough with asylum-seekers amid claims most return home within a year... Back to the top

Lee puts hand up to face Sri Lanka - The Australian
google.com, 2010-10-17 17:03:32 EST. Lee will get a chance to further push his claims for a national recall when the Blues host Sri Lanka in a one-day tour match at the SCG on Sunday, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to ensure equity to Tamilians - Financial Express
google.com, 2010-10-17 23:01:53 EST. Peiris said Sri Lankan people were now celebrating the emancipation from LTTE (a Tamil outfit) terror which had affected the country for more than two ... Back to the top

‘The Tamils are coming on board'
The Hindu, 2010-10-18 04:47:00 EST. An exclusive interview with Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G... Back to the top

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