Rajinikanth on Saturday cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka, where he was scheduled to give away homes for displaced Tamils, after some pro-Tamil outfits urged him to withdraw from the programme. The actor said he took the decision after founders of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, Vaiko and Thol Thirumavalavan respectively, and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader T Velmurugan asked him to consider withdrawing from the programme. In a statement, the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Rajinikanth cancels visit to Lanka - Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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A former top LTTE leader who later became a minister in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government has launched a new political party to raise issues related to minority Tamils in Sri Lanka's North and East. Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, better known as Karuna Amman, ...Business Standard, 2 months ago
Sasikala may be set to take over the reins of Tamil Nadu, yet she faces a period of immense turbulence. R Rajagopalan reports. Jayalalithaa's close aide V K Sasikala, who had been appointed as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's general secretary after the former's demise, was on Sunday elevated as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. So far, Sasikala had remained in the shadows of the Poes Garden (official residence of late Jayalalithaa in Chennai). Now, all eyes are upon her to come to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A court on Monday sent MDMK leader Vaiko to 15 days judicial custody for speaking in favour of Sri Lanka's now vanquished Tamil Tigers.Vaiko declined to apply for bail.Vaiko reportedly made the speech in support of the outlawed Liberation Tigers of Tamil ...Prokerala, 3 weeks ago
Former Lanka strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed Sirisena Government for letting the guard down on LTTE by downsizing "intelligence operations" on the group's erstwhile strongholds in the Tamil-dominated northern regions. Rajapaksa, two term former ...Business Standard, 2 months ago
'Investment is the only way India can counter the Chinese influence in the region.' 'With more and more investments, you will have more and more stake; the strategic importance of Sri Lanka can be fulfilled with investments.''Investments should come because the void which is created by investments is always going to be filled by Chinese companies.' "Our relationship is very close. There's only one irritant between our countries, and we believe it can be resolved amicably," Vice Admiral Ravindra ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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