Sri Lanka announces plans to downsize military by half by 2030

The defence allocation of 539 billion rupees in the budget 2023 drew criticism as the island nation faced its worst economic crisis since 1948.

published on : 13th January 2023

Rajiv’s assassins: ‘Innocent’ Tigers get a free pass

The 10 final frames were a photographic record, not just of the moments before the carnage on the night of May 21, 1991, but of the men and women who made it happen.

published on : 15th November 2022

Formula One drivers criticise penalty points, seek change for 2023

The penalty points system was introduced in F1 at the start of the 2014 season, but no driver has yet collected the 12 points needed for a ban.

published on : 11th November 2022

Tamil Nadu: No default bail to Sri Lanka nationals linked to LTTE

The Madras High Court denied default bail to a few Sri Lankans who were part of an LTTE operation to steal `40 crore from the bank account of a dead woman in Mumbai by fabricating documents.

published on : 7th October 2022

Sri Lanka's crisis a result of past impunity for human rights abuses and economic crimes: UN report

This is also the first time that the top UN body has linked the economic crisis with Sri Lanka's gross human rights violations.

published on : 7th September 2022

Salem arms seizure: NIA begins probe on suspected LTTE sympathisers

Sources said M Naveen alias Naveen Chakravarthy (25) and J Sanjay Prakash (24) were intercepted by Salem police near the Puliyampatti bus stand in Omalur on May 19. 

published on : 5th August 2022

Sri Lanka holds political lessons for India

Lanka is petrified at possibility of a return of Sinhala-left insurgency & ethnic Tamil militancy, both of which owe their birth to competing socio-economic aspirations fuelled by electoral compulsion

published on : 28th July 2022

Aftermath of the Rajiv assassination: The ‘M-word', loose ends and the terrorist in the tanker

And his conviction that “nothing more was to be found” is unshaken. “All the loose ends were tied up,” he told this correspondent over the phone.

published on : 26th June 2022

Madras HC confirms conviction of three LTTE supporters

According to the prosecution, in an attempt to revive LTTE, the trio had procured arms and cyanide capsules and were preparing to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Armed forces ended civil war with LTTE through 'humanitarian operation': Sri Lankan President

Rajapaksa, who is also the defence minister, asserted that the armed forces, who 'safeguarded the freedom and territorial integrity' of the country will never be forgotten.

published on : 19th May 2022

Sri Lanka says it is probing Indian media report on LTTE planning attack on May 18 

The Sri Lankan defence ministry in a statement said " Hindu' newspaper has published a report on May 13 quoting Indian intelligence that the LTTE is planning to launch an attack in Sri Lanka on May 18

published on : 15th May 2022

Will end economic crisis like we ended LTTE, says Lankan PM Rajapaksa

The LTTE, which led a separatist war for a separate Tamil homeland, was crushed by the Lankan military in 2009 with the death of its supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran.

published on : 12th April 2022

Russell's turn to show Mercedes boss what he can do in F1

His opportunity comes next Sunday when the Formula One season begins in Bahrain.

published on : 14th March 2022

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas on pole for British Grand Prix

The Finn, who is 31 points adrift of defending five-time champion Hamilton in this year's title race, clocked a track record fastest lap

published on : 13th July 2019

Centre tells Supreme Court that Rajiv Gandhi killers can't be released

Government told the court that the former prime minister's assassins cannot be released and that the President of India has earlier already rejected a proposal to release the convicts.

published on : 10th August 2018

Formula One racer Valtteri Bottas shines on troubled day for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas allowed himself a roar of delight on Saturday when he claimed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

published on : 12th November 2017

Sri Lanka's LTTE removed from European Union's terror blacklist

The court, however, removed Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam from the 28-member bloc's terror list, BBC reported.

published on : 26th July 2017

Sebastian Vettel claims Valtteri Bottas start at Austrian GP was 'un-human'

A headstrong Sebastian Vettel, rejecting the evidence of official data, accused the victorious Valtteri Bottas of jumping the start at the Austrian Grand Prix.

published on : 9th July 2017

Valtteri Bottas beats Sebastian Vettel to win Austrian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas converted pole position into his second win since joining Mercedes in the Austrian Grand Prix.

published on : 9th July 2017