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Find solutions for rightful living of Sri Lankan Tamils: Karunanidhi
The Hindu, 2010-11-24 23:36:00 EST. Expressing concern over the “untold miseries and innumerable hardships” faced by the Sri Lankan Tamils, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi urged External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to take steps to discuss the issues at the appropriate levels to find a solution for their welfare and rightful living.

In a letter to Mr. Krishna, who is visiting Sri Lanka, the Chief Minister said one of the main issues causing serious concern to him and the people of Tamil Nadu was the presence of 30,000 people in the camps as seen by Indian Foreign Secretary during her visit.

“Though the issue was taken up with the Sri Lankan government a number of times in the past, it is really painful to note that this problem is yet to be satisfactorily resolved,” Mr. Karunanidhi said. More...Discuss this story
Published: Wed Nov 24 09:12:25 EST 2010

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Karuna writes to Krishna on Tamils resettlement issue in Lanka - Economic Times  -

Sri Lanka tourism revenue at record; Oct visits up 39 pct - Reuters, 2010-11-24 12:55:28 EST. COLOMBO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's tourism revenue hit a record high in the first ten months of 2010, with October arrivals jumping 39 percent as the country continues to enjoy a post-war surge, tourism board data showed on Wednesday. Earnings from tourism have jumped 61.8 percent in the first 10 months of this year to a record $437.9 million, the central bank's latest data shows. The previous record of $416.8 million was set in 2004 when a peace accord between the government and separatist Tamil Tigers was in place. More...Discuss this story
Published: Wed Nov 24 09:11:12 EST 2010 Back to the top

Tribunal's order confirming ban on LTTE challenged
The Hindustan Times, 2010-11-24 13:39:23 EST. The Madras High Court on Wednesday asked the Additional Solicitor General to get instructions from the Union Government regarding maintainability of a writ petition challenging a tribunal's order confirming the ban on LTTE. A special tribunal headed by a Delhi High Court judge had on November 12 upheld Centre's decision to extend the ban on terrorist outfit LTTE for another two years saying the organisation remains a threat to the security of the country.Indian soil is being used for unlawful activities propelled by the remnant cadres of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam). There is sufficient material to declare the LTTE as unlawful association under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act, it had said. The petition filed by a Prisoners Rights Forum came up before the First Bench, comprising Chief Justice, M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam. More...
Published: Wed Nov 24 11:18:52 EST 2010 Back to the top

India ups Lanka aid to offset China presence - Times of India, 2010-11-24 04:51:46 EST. NEW DELHI: Days after Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa opened the Chinese-built port in Hambantota for business, India will be opening its consulate in the southern Lankan city... Back to the top

Krishna to push for devolution of powers during Lanka visit - Indian Express, 2010-11-24 05:03:16 EST. With External Affairs Minister S M Krishna’s upcoming five-day visit to Sri Lanka starting on Thursday, India will be pushing for meaningful devolution of political powers in the island country, even as New Delhi still considers the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE) to be a “real threat”... Back to the top

Sangakkara bolsters S.Lanka in W.Indies cricket Test - AFP, 2010-11-24 15:30:00 EST. COLOMBO — Kumar Sangakkara hit an impressive 135 not out under pressure to boost Sri Lanka in the second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday... Back to the top

Sri Lankan refugee acceptance rate plummets after migrant ship docks - Vancouver Sun, 2010-11-24 05:11:40 EST. VANCOUVER — Canada's acceptance of refugee claims from Sri Lanka plummeted in September, the month following the arrival of a boatload of 492 Tamil migrants, new immigration data show... Back to the top

India fears revival of LTTE, extends ban - Deccan Herald, 2010-11-23 18:35:55 EST. India has extended its ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as it fears the revival of the outlawed group, a senior official said here Tuesday... Back to the top

HC allows statue of youth who killed self over Lanka issue - Times of India, 2010-11-24 06:12:36 EST. CHENNAI: Noting that the government cannot put fetters on a citizen's right to make use of his own land in any manner without causing hindrance to anyone, the Madras high court permitted erection of a bust-size statue of K Muthukumar, who committed self-immolation in Chennai last year protesting the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

S Lanka investigates 'mass grave' - BBC News, 2010-11-23 15:49:03 EST. Sri Lanka has sent forensic experts to investigate reports of a mass grave of government troops in the north-east... Back to the top

India continue to lead ICC Test rankings - Times of India, 2010-11-23 20:13:00 EST. DUBAI: India maintained their supremacy at the top of ICC rankings for Test teams after winning the three-Test series against New Zealand 1-0, while South Africa and Sri Lanka remained static on second and third position respectively... Back to the top

90-member Cabinet in Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2010-11-23 08:08:00 EST. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday unveiled a 90-member Cabinet... Back to the top

Top Indian officials to visit Sri Lanka - Livemint, 2010-11-24 00:43:26 EST. Top Indian officials will visit Sri Lanka in the next few weeks to give fresh impetus to political and economic ties, a decade after implementing a pact ... Back to the top

Inside Gaming: Gambling Legalized in Sri Lanka, Cake's New License, and Much More -, 2010-11-23 21:37:42 EST. The Asian island state of Sri Lanka, which has had an ailing tourism industry contributed to 25 years of civil war, passed a landmark bill legalizing ... Back to the top

Sentencing postponed in 'attempted honour killing' - Vancouver Sun, 2010-11-23 21:25:09 EST. Selladurai, a native of Sri Lanka, pleaded guilty last month to three counts of aggravated assault in the June 2007 incident, during which he drove his van ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Eases Currency Controls in Postwar Stimulus - Bloomberg, 2010-11-23 14:21:59 EST. Sri Lanka is easing foreign-exchange controls as the South Asian island seeks to ... Back to the top

N. Ram interviews Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa - full text.
The Hindu, 2010-11-23 05:36:00 EST. Sri Lanka is now one country, my aim is to see whole nation gets all benefits: President Rajapaksa Back to the top

S Lanka investigates 'mass grave' - BBC News, 2010-11-23 15:49:03 EST. Sri Lanka has sent forensic experts to investigate reports of a mass grave of government troops in the north-east... Back to the top

India fears revival of LTTE, extends ban - Deccan Herald, 2010-11-23 18:35:55 EST. There are apprehensions about the revival of the LTTE, he said a couple of days before External Affairs Minister SM Krishna goes to Sri Lanka for ... Back to the top

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