LTTE

Sri Lankan courts ban LTTE commemoration events

The LTTE was fighting the government troops since the mid-1970s to set up a separate Tamil homeland in the northern and eastern regions of the island nation.

published on : 19th November 2020

Attempt to kill LTTE leader: Case not quashed

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a plea moved by VKT Balan, one of the accused in the Anton Balasingham assassination attempt case in 1985.

published on : 24th October 2020

Sri Lanka lodges appeal against move to de-list LTTE as terrorist group in UK

Sri Lanka maintains that it has sufficient evidence to prove that the remnants of the LTTE and groups aligned with its terrorist ideology are active in foreign countries.

published on : 22nd October 2020

Formula One: Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to pole for Eifel Grand Prix

Sunday's race could be held in temperatures of just 8 degrees Celsius, making it easily one of the coldest races in recent years.

published on : 10th October 2020

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins crash-marred Tuscan GP, Valtteri Bottas comes second

The first F1 race on a Mugello track with super-fast corners usually used by MotoGP riders was incident-packed throughout.

published on : 13th September 2020

Jailed MP Chandrakanthan to attend inaugural session of Lankan Parliament

Pillayan, an ex-militant who started as a child soldier with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was the first elected chief minister of Batticaloa in 2008.

published on : 18th August 2020

TNA won't be allowed to achieve through vote what LTTE failed to do with gun: Mahinda Rajapaksa

The TNA will not be allowed to achieve through the election what the LTTE and its leader Prabakaran failed to achieve with the gun, he said.

published on : 30th July 2020

Hungarian GP: Mercedes top FP3 as Red Bull struggle for grip

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton ensured a 1-2 finish for Mercedes in the third Free Practice session for the Hungarian GP.

published on : 18th July 2020

In backing Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes boss ends Sebastian Vettel speculations

Kallenius has now said that the two Mercedes drivers have been performing at the highest level for a while now and there is no point in tinkering with the line-up.

published on : 7th July 2020

Sri Lanka will withdraw from any international forum if 'war heroes' targeted: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The UN rights body has passed three successive resolutions since 2013 calling for war crimes investigations on both government troops and the LTTE.

published on : 19th May 2020

Sri Lanka to keep 11th anniversary of victory over LTTE low key amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Sri Lankan government would be holding a restricted state commemoration ceremony on Tuesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic that would be graced by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

published on : 18th May 2020

Sri Lanka takes 'strong objection' to travel ban on Army chief, requests review

The ministry statement said that it was unfortunate that the US was questioning the prerogative of the Sri Lankan president to appoint his Army Commander.

published on : 15th February 2020

US bans Sri Lankan army chief over war crimes against Tamils

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was the commanding officer of an army division in the island's northern war-zone in the final months of the military offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009.

published on : 14th February 2020

India used British mercenary pilots in fight against LTTE in 1980s: Book

IPKF received air support from these for-hire British pilots despite Indian diplomats publicly condemning the presence of UK mercenaries in Sri Lanka.

published on : 6th February 2020

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
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