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Hartal brings North to standstill, no signs of Colombo releasing Tamil POWs The entire Northern province was brought to a standstill on Friday in what was described as a successful boycott as the occupying Colombo and its military were unable to use force or muffle the protest for the first time after 9 years since…

Sri Lankan activists demand release of Tamil detainees Family members of ethnic Tamil detainees sit for a silent protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Relatives and civil rights activists are demanding the Sri Lankan government to release hundreds of minority ethnic Tamils detained … Full News here – Read more on The…

Tamil becomes opposition leader in Sri Lanka's Parliament FILE- In this Dec. 30, 2014 file photo,Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan speaks during a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 has recognized Sampanthan, an ethnic Tamil … Full News here – Read more on SunHerald.com

Wigneswaran accuses Government on Tamil issue Wigneswaran Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran, has accused the government of not “having the will” to help Tamils or minorities, The Hindu newspaper reported. Pointing out that this had been the “characteristic” of what had been taking … Full News here – Read more on Colombo Gazette

Protests continue in North-East calling for justice over murdered Tamil schoolgirl Angry scenes were seen in Jaffna, where tyres were burnt after reports spread that one of the suspects arrested over the murder of 18 year old Sivaloganathan Vithiya had escaped from police custody and had travelled to Colombo. The suspect was later … Full News…

* DNA tests conducted on suspects of Sri Lankan Tamil MP's murder Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have sent blood samples of the suspects connected to the murder of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Nadarajah Raviraj for DNA testing. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police told the Colombo Additional … Full News here –…

Pope presses Sri Lankan unity call with Mass, Tamil visit Pope Francis, center, arrives at Colombo's seafront Galle Face Green for the canonization ceremony of Joseph Vaz, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Pope Francis pressed his call for Sri Lanka's unity and reconciliation Wednesday with the Mass in Colombo to … Full News here – Read more…

Pope Francis holds Mass in Colombo for Sri Lankan unity, visits Tamil shrine Tens of thousands of people waving Vatican flags poured into Colombo's seafront Galle Face Green for Francis' Wednesday morning Mass, with some spending the night to ensure a good spot. Francis arrived well before Mass to greet the crowd, getting off … Full…

Sri Lanka's Tamil party backs opposition for president Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan speaks during a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil political party said that it will support opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena in … Full News here – Read more on Fresno Bee

Violence after Tamil fishermen sentenced to death in Colombo Violence after Tamil fishermen sentenced to death in Colombo. Found guilty of smuggling drugs. IANS; Published: 21:20 October 30, 2014; Gulf News. Chennai: Violence erupted in coastal Tamil Nadu Thursday after a Sri Lankan court sentenced five Indian … Full News here – Read more on gulfnews.com