The US based Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) has classified Sri Lanka’s Bodu Bala Sena as a ‘Religious and Cult Terrorist Group’. The same organization has classified the LTTE, British Tamil Forum and the Canadian Tamil Congress as terrorist groups. MORE...
The Sri Lankan Tamils issue appears to have taken a back seat in the campaign for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, much to the disappointment of pro-Tamil groups in the State. MORE...
A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country’s southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. MORE...
A Sri Lankan government-appointed panel probing the cases of thousands of missing people during the nearly three-decade-long war with the LTTE will provide counselling to the kin of those disappeared, an official said today. MORE...
Former UPFA Weligama Pradeshiya Sabha Nimal Widanagamachchi member has been arrested over a shooting incident that took place between two groups in Matara, Police said. Two persons were injured in the shootout and were admitted to the Matara hospital.
Canada will suspend funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns. Canada will instead direct its planned $20m (£12m) contribution toward other Commonwealth programmes. MORE...
Tamil Nadu Government today gave its nod for Sri Lanka’s proposal for holding the next round of fishermen level talks in Colombo on May 12 and 13 on the contentious issue of fishing rights in Palk Straits. MORE..
British Minister of State for the Foreign Office, Hugo Swire says that there are real human rights concerns in Sri Lanka and that there has been very little progress in investigating allegations of war crimes during the war. MORE..
Senior Congress leader and Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan has charged that the Jayalalithaa government had sabotaged the second round of talks between representatives of Tamil Nadu fishermen and their Sri Lankan counterparts when the Centre was keen on arranging the talks to find an amicable solution to the vexatious issue. MORE..
British MP Sharon Hodgson, speaking about her decision to withdraw from a controversial trip to Sri Lanka, stated that the Government’s refusal to co-operate with the UN inquiry had prompted her to do so. MORE..
On a red-carpet reception day when the two Sri Lankan players, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hit out at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board over retirement issues, the former coach has come out openly for not receiving the “better treatment” when the team first ever won the 50-over World Cup in 1996. MORE..
Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. MORE..
Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women’s World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. MORE..
Cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan’s Tamil war-drama Inam, a story on a group of orphans during the Sri Lankan civil war, will be pulled out of theatres in Tamil Nadu from Monday following protests from Tamil fringe groups. MORE..
A film company co-founded by Robert De Niro called Tribeca Enterprises is selling a 50 percent stake to the Madison Square Garden Company. MORE..
“12 Years a Slave” wins the Academy Award for best picture and “Gravity” lead all films with seven Oscars, including an award for director Alfonso Cuaron on Sunday night. MORE..
The powers behind “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End” are teaming up again. This time, book, film and video game enthusiasts everywhere should be excited. MORE..
The US Department of Justice has broken new ground when it comes to prosecuting counterfeit mobile app distributors. For the first time, the government has convicted two men for illegally selling copies of copyrighted apps. MORE..
Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. MORE..
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