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\'Came for Tamil Culture, Madras University Fails to Reflect it\': French National
'Came for Tamil Culture, Madras University Fails to Reflect it': French National

“I chose the University of Madras ignoring other top varsities in South Asia primarily to learn the Tamil culture and discover the roots, but unfortunately the university which ideally should represent the past of the noble city (Chennai) does not reflect it,” said Jonas Anton Pulendrasa, a French national who was thrashed by university professors and staff.“If…

NIE - Dec 16 15:25 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, History, France ]

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Paris attacks: Dozens dead and hostages held at Bataclan
Paris attacks: Dozens dead and hostages held at Bataclan
Paris attacks: Dozens dead and hostages held at Bataclan

France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 40 people were killed in multiple shootings in Paris. At least 15 people have been killed near the Bataclan arts centre, where up to 60 people are reportedly being held hostage, French media say. Three people were killed in a separate attack at the Stade de France, a…

BBC - Nov 13 23:18 GMT - more ... [ Tags: World, France ]

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Gary Anandasangaree
  • A little piece of Sri Lanka in Paris

    A little piece of Sri Lanka in Paris

    For many Paris visitors, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame cathedral are must visit spots, but if you want to step out to the unconventional, a trip to La Chapelle will do. La Chapelle, situated on the outskirts of Paris, is filled with all aspects of foreign cultures. What makes this spot special is that the mix of cultures is a fascinating way to discover a new…

    IOL - Jul 31 14:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, France ]

  • Jana rejects Sumanthiran’s claim on demo in Paris

    Jana rejects Sumanthiran’s claim on demo in Paris

    Eastern Provincial Councillor Govindan Karunakaran (Jana) of TELO today rejected the claim of TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran that those who protested in France and disrupted a TNA meeting were people who had been victims of TELO. A meeting attended by TNA MPs Selvam Adaikalanathan, A. K. Kodiswaran, Northern Provincial Councillor M.K. Sivajilingam and Councillor…

    Daily Mirror - Oct 19 15:16 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, TNA, France ]

  • Sri Lanka Slaps 90-Day Detention on France-Bound Woman

    Sri Lanka Slaps 90-Day Detention on France-Bound Woman

    "We have now got a detention order under the Prevention of Terrorism Act which means we can hold her for a period of 90 days," Rohana told AFP. "We are hopeful of completing investigations very soon." The French embassy was providing consular assistance but gave no further details.She had left the island in 2005, four years before the LTTE was crushed by troops in…

    AFP - Mar 05 15:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SriLanka, France ]

  • Sri Lanka arrests France-bound woman over rebel links

    A former Tamil rebel was arrested at Sri Lanka's main international airport as she was returning to her home in France, along with her eight-year-old daughter who is a French national, police said Wednesday Murugesu Jayaganesh Pakeerathy, 41, was arrested on Monday before a magistrate ordered her detained for 72 hours pending investigations by an anti-terrorism…

    Sunday Daily - Mar 04 14:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, SriLanka, France ]

  • Interpol on Lookout for LTTE Operative Hiding in France

    Interpol is on the lookout for France-based Tamil Tiger leader Vinayagamoorthy alias Vinayagam, at the request of the Sri Lankan government, Lankan police spokesman, Ajith Rohana, told Express here on Sunday. Vinayagam and Norway-based Nediyavan are wanted by the Lankan authorities for attempting to revive a separatist armed struggle in North Lanka. According to…

    Indian Express - Apr 14 05:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, France, WarCrimes ]

  • France sees signs of communal tensions in northern Sri Lanka

    France said Thursday that there are signs of communal tensions in northern Sri Lanka, particularly in the town of Mannar. French Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Christine Robichon, in a statement said that she had toured the areas where both the Tamil and Muslim communities displaced by the war, are being resettled including recently reopened part of the…

    Xinhua - Jan 17 13:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Mannar, SriLanka, France ]

  • Pakistanis charged with kidnapping two Tamils in France

    Four Pakistanis have been charged with kidnapping and beating up two Tamils after being stopped on the motorway heading south from Paris at the weekend. The four were charged and denied bail on Tuesday night in the Paris suburb of Bobigny. They and their alleged victims were picked up by police on the A6 motorway just north of Lyon on Friday night.All six were…

    Daily Mirror - Nov 15 13:40 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, France, Pakistan ]

  • Le génocide tamoul débattu à l’Assemblée Nationale !

    Le génocide tamoul débattu à l’Assemblée Nationale !

    Le mercredi 10 octobre 2012 restera une journée historique pour les défenseurs de la cause tamoule ! Après des années de protestation pour dénoncer les viols et massacres à répétition de civils tamouls, une délégation d’une quarantaine de Tamouls a été reçue pour la première fois à l’Assemblée Nationale. C’est sous l’impulsion de…

    Tamil Express - Oct 11 13:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: France, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka protests over LTTE stamps in France

    Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris Tuesday met French ambassador to Colombo Christine Robichon and lodged a protest over postage stamps issued in France with images of rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Peiris said it was the responsibility of the French government to ensure that such publication should not have happened and their…

    IANS - Jan 03 23:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, France ]

  • Sri Lanka reconstruction could be better, new Paris ambassador says

    Sri Lanka reconstruction could be better, new Paris ambassador says

    Reconstruction after Sri Lanka’s civil war is slower than could be wished, the country’s new ambassador to Paris has told RFI. But Dayan Jayathillakar insists that there has been progress since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). "It's been 30 years of war, massive devastation, be it materially or economically, psychologically, socially:…

    RFI - Mar 10 13:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, France, WarCrimes ]

  • Lanka protests statue of LTTE leader in France

    Sri Lanka has lodged a protest with France over the decision of a Parisian suburb to erect a statue of S P Tamilselvan, the head of the political wing of the LTTE till his death in an air raid on November 2, 2007 during Eelam War IV. Immediately after the word was out that the municipality of La Courneuve, a suburb of north-eastern Paris with a large population of…

    Express Buzz - Nov 02 12:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Politics, France ]

  • France jails Tamil Tigers for extortion

    A French court has jailed Tamil Tiger militants convicted of extorting millions of dollars from the Tamil community in France. Twenty-one people were found guilty, including the leader of the Tamil Tigers in France, Nadaraja Matinthiran, AFP news agency reported. He received the longest sentence - seven years in jail. The prosecution said the Tigers imposed…

    BBC - Nov 24 12:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, France ]

  • Kouchner, Miliband want to visit Sri Lanka again

    French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and his British counterpart David Milliband have indicated their wish to visit Sri Lanka again to access the situation facing IDPs in the north. This was communicated to Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama in New York, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The two Ministers sought from the Sri Lankan side the progress…

    Daily Mirror - Sep 27 16:22 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: UK, France, IDPs ]

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  • Sri Lanka's brutal war takes heavy toll

    Sri Lanka\'s brutal war takes heavy toll

    Sri Lanka's defence ministry last week granted permission to AFP to visit the French field hospital at Cheddikulam, 90 kilometres (56 miles) south-west of the war zone.At the field hospital, the doctors are reluctant to point fingers at either side -- aware that the Sri Lankan government does not take kindly to foreign criticism, and has expelled aid workers before.…

    AFP - May 10 06:20 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, France, Genocide ]

  • Miliband, French minister meet S.Lanka war victims

    Miliband, French minister meet S.Lanka war victims

    Foreign Secretary David Miliband and his French counterpart Wednesday met some of the thousands of Tamil civilians who have been detained in Sri Lanka after escaping from the country's ethnic conflict. Miliband and his French counterpart, Bernard Kouchner, flew to Vavuniya160 miles north of the capital Colombo, to inspect conditions in the camps, which the…

    AFP - Apr 29 11:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, UK, France ]

  • UK, French Foreign Ministers Arrive In Sri Lanka

    U.K. foreign minister David Miliband and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday, officials said, seeking to negotiate a humanitarian ceasefire in the island's civil war. Amid mounting international concern about the plight of civilians caught up in the fighting between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels, the ministers were to…

    AFP - Apr 29 04:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, UK, France ]

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  • French organisations vote, unanimously support Eezham Tamil independence

    French organisations vote, unanimously support Eezham Tamil independence

    Exercising their right of free expression, 67 registered social welfare organisations of diaspora Tamils in France, took a pioneering democratic step of secret ballot on Saturday and unanimously declared support to the independence war of Eezham Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, said Ki Pi Aravinthan in Paris to TamilNet. The Paris declaration read that in supporting…

    TamilNet - Apr 19 12:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, France ]

  • Sri Lanka To Protest To Countries Allowing Pro-Rebel Rallies

    Sri Lanka will lodge strong protests with countries where demonstrators have show support for the island's separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, a minister said Thursday. Sri Lanka's Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said pro-rebel sympathizers have been staging demonstrations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S., using…

    AFP - Mar 19 17:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, SriLanka, France ]

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  • 'Allow us to speak': French Tamil diaspora demonstrates

    Allow us to speak. We are not terrorists. What is happening in Sri Lanka is genocide: These were the voices of the thousands of Eezham Tamil demonstrators who braved defying a government ban and gathered in Paris on Sunday. Reflecting on his experience, Mr Somasundaram Sarveswaran, a participant said what is abominable that goes against all norms of civilization is…

    TamilNet - Oct 20 08:46 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, World, France ]

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